Completed MMA Event

WEC 39: Brown vs. Garcia

WEC 39
  • Sunday 03.01.2009
  • U.S. Broadcast: Versus
  • Promotion: WEC
  • Ownership: Zuffa, LLC
  • Venue: American Bank Center
  • Location: Corpus Christi, Texas, United States
  • Enclosure: Cage
  • TV Announcers: Todd Harris, Jens Pulver
  • Ring Announcer: Joe Martinez
  • Post-Fight Interviews: Todd Harris
  • Ticket Revenue (live gate): $297,990
  • Attendance: 6,100
  • TV Ratings: 531,000 viewers
  • MMA Bouts: 11
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Fight Card

Honors & Awards

  • Submission of the Night
    Mike Brown vs. Leonard Garcia   |   $7,500 bonus to Brown
  • Knockout of the Night
    Damacio Page vs. Marcos Galvão   |   $7,500 bonus to Page
  • Fight of the Night
    Johny Hendricks vs. Alex Serdyukov   |   $7,500 bonus to each fighter


  • Mark Calo-oy
    Brown vs. Garcia (11)McCullough vs. Hicks (8)Hendricks vs. Serdyukov (5)Franchi vs. Budnik (2)
  • Gregorio Alvarez
    Lamas vs. Palaszewski (10)Castillo vs. Cardella (7)Osawa vs. Rebello (4)Pierce vs. Haskins (1)
  • Rafael Ramos
    Aldo vs. Mickle (9)Page vs. Galvão (6)Karalexis vs. McIntyre (3)


WEC 39 Wiki

After winning the Featherweight Championship in a huge upset over Urijah Faber at WEC 36, champion Mike Thomas Brown had earned newfound respect among fans and pundits. After dismantling Leonard Garcia in his first title defense at WEC 38, many viewers changed their minds about a rematch with Faber, with more fans now handicapping the defending champion to come out on top once again when the pair met again later that year.

Last updated 09.26.2012, 10:57 PM ET
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