Completed MMA Event

WEC 44: Brown vs. Aldo

WEC 44
  • Wednesday 11.18.2009
  • U.S. Broadcast: Versus
  • Promotion: WEC
  • Ownership: Zuffa, LLC
  • Venue: The Pearl at the Palms
  • Location: Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
  • Enclosure: Cage
  • TV Announcers: Todd Harris, Frank Mir
  • Ring Announcer: Joe Martinez
  • Post-Fight Interviews: Craig Hummer
  • Ticket Revenue (live gate): $131,200
  • Attendance: 1,845 (Paid: 1,132)
  • TV Ratings: 414,000 viewers, 0.5 HH rating
  • MMA Bouts: 10
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Fight Card

Honors & Awards

  • Knockout of the Night
    Mike Brown vs. José Aldo   |   $10,000 bonus to Aldo
  • Submission of the Night
    Shane Roller vs. Danny Castillo   |   $10,000 bonus to Roller
  • Fight of the Night
    John Franchi vs. Cub Swanson   |   $10,000 bonus to each fighter


  • Steve Mazzagatti
    Brown vs. Aldo (10)Kerr vs. Shalorus (6)Banuelos vs. Osawa (3)
  • Herb Dean
    Gamburyan vs. Garcia (9)Roller vs. Castillo (7)Franchi vs. Swanson (4)Dikun vs. Gomez (1)
  • Kim Winslow
    Darabedyan vs. McCullough (8)Davis vs. Nunes (5)Krause vs. Lamas (2)


WEC 44 Wiki

After defeating former champion Urijah Faber for a second time in June of 2009, Featherweight Champion Mike Thomas Brown was the undisputed king of the division. At WEC 44, however, that would all change, as powerful, aggressive contender Jose Aldo put a brutal end to his title reign with a second-round TKO of the defending champion.

After the win, Aldo—having never lost in the WEC—was considered to have the best chance of going undefeated in his title reign of any of the promotion’s champions.

Last updated 09.26.2012, 10:54 PM ET
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Videos & Highlights

    Promo Video  |  Brown vs. Aldo Promo Video by WEC report dead link

    The WEC previews the upcoming Featherweight Championship between Mike Brown and challenger Jose Aldo.

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