There’s been no doubt in anyone’s mind that Urijah Faber and Mike Brown would be fighting again sooner rather than later. The only question is if you’d have to pay 30 bucks for the fight or just sit through another terrible episode of Sports Soup to see it. Now all has been decided:
A rumored WEC featherweight title rematch between incumbent champion Mike Thomas Brown (17-4-1) and former champion Urijah Faber (22-2) has been signed to headline WEC 41 on Sunday, June 7.
While the WEC has yet to officially announced the fight, FiveOuncesOfPain.com learned of the finalized matchup from a source close to one of the fighters late Monday night.
Brown vs. Faber II will take place in Faber’s hometown of Sacramento, Calif. at the Arco Arena. Despite previous comments made by UFC President Dana White, the fight card will not take place on pay-per-view and is instead slated to air on the VERSUS Network.
While Brown is most definitely not a scrub, I have a hard time calling his win over Faber anything other than a fluke. What else can you call it when a dude literally headbutts his face into your fist? But who knows if Brown would have won or lost if it weren’t for that incident … he was tossing Faber around like a bitch up to that point. That’s what makes this fight so exciting: no one knows how it’s going to turn out. Up until Brown came along, everyone had just assumed Faber was invincible. Now he’s finally being tested, and I’m starting to wonder if he’ll pass.