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WEC 36: Faber vs Brown

WEC 36
  • Wednesday 11.05.2008
  • U.S. Broadcast: Versus
  • Promotion: WEC
  • Ownership: Zuffa, LLC
  • Venue: Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
  • Location: Hollywood, Florida, United States
  • Enclosure: Cage
  • TV Announcers: Todd Harris, Frank Mir
  • Ring Announcer: Joe Martinez
  • Post-Fight Interviews: Craig Hummer
  • Ticket Revenue (live gate): $563,578
  • Attendance: 5,227
  • TV Ratings: 497,000 viewers
  • Number of MMA Bouts: 10
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Fight Card

Honors & Awards

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  • Knockout of the Night
    Mike Brown vs. Urijah Faber I   |   $7,500 bonus to Brown
  • Fight of the Night
    Donald Cerrone vs. Rob McCullough   |   $7,500 bonus to each fighter
  • Submission of the Night
    Yoshiro Maeda vs. Rani Yahya   |   $7,500 bonus to Yahya
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Referees

  • Troy Waugh
    Brown vs. Faber I (10)Rosholt vs. Osterneck (7)Aldo vs. Brookins (4)Maeda vs. Yahya (1)
  • Jorge Ortiz
    Sonnen vs. Filho II (9)Cerrone vs. McCullough (6)Marrero vs. Steinbeiss (3)
  • Jorge Alonso
    Garcia vs. Pulver (8)Avellan vs. Simpson (5)Dias vs. Castillo (2)

WEC 36 Wiki Update Wiki

Following the biggest win of his career over former UFC Lightweight Champion Jens Pulver, Featherweight Champion Urijah Faber was undoubtedly the biggest star the WEC had ever seen. He lost his belt in his very next fight at 145lbs, however, getting knocked out by top contender Mike Thomas Brown in a major upset in the first round of their main event clash at WEC 36. In the co-main event, Middleweight Champion Paulo Filho failed to make weight, demoting his fight with Chael Sonnen to a three-round, non-title bout, which Sonnen won via decision.


Sonnen became the first fighter to ever defeat the Brazilian champion, winning a safe, boring decision over Filho, who appeared sluggish and barely mustered any form of offense throughout the fight. It is remembered, when it is remembered at all, as one of the worst fights in recent years.

Last updated 09.26.2012, 10:58 PM ET
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