Completed MMA Event

WEC 31: Faber vs Curran

WEC 31
  • Wednesday 12.12.2007
  • U.S. Broadcast: Versus
  • Promotion: WEC
  • Ownership: Zuffa, LLC
  • Venue: Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
  • Location: Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
  • Enclosure: Cage
  • TV Announcers: Todd Harris, Frank Mir
  • Ring Announcer: Joe Martinez
  • Post-Fight Interviews: Frank Mir
  • TV Ratings: 629,000 viewers
  • MMA Bouts: 9
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Fight Card

Referees

  • Mario Yamasaki
    Faber vs. Curran (9)Alessio vs. Moore (5)Bowles vs. Galvão (2)
  • Steve Mazzagatti
    Pulver vs. Swanson (8)Marshall vs. Gandulla (6)Ratcliff vs. Karalexis (3)
  • Josh Rosenthal
    Filho vs. Sonnen I (7)Baker vs. Schambari (4)Valencia vs. McCall (1)

WEC 31 Wiki Update Wiki

In the biggest WEC event yet for the growing promotion, WEC 31 featured three title fights in the Light Heavyweight, Middleweight, and Featherweight divisions, respectively. Doug Marshall defended his Light Heavyweight Championship with a first-round Armbar of Ariel Gandulla, Paulo Filho defended his Middleweight Championship with a second-round, come-from-behind Armbar of Chael Sonnen, and Urijah Faber, the most bankable star in the promotion, earned the biggest win to date in his career with a second-round Guillotine Choke of Jeff Curran.


Former UFC Lightweight Champion Jens Pulver made his promotional debut on the card, submitting Cub Swanson with an Anaconda Choke in the first round. This would be the only victory of Pulver’s WEC career.

Last updated 09.26.2012, 10:55 PM ET
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