WEC 36-9/10 in Florida on Versus (POSTPONED to 11/5)

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DCRage
7/2/08 6:49:06AM
WEC 36: November 5, 2008
Venue: Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, FL
Main card airs live on Versus
TV fights:
vs.
The rematch: WEC Middleweight Champion Paulo Filho vs. Chael Sonnen for the title

vs.
WEC Featherweight Champion Urijah Faber vs. Mike Thomas Brown (Mike Brown) for the title

vs.
Jens Pulver vs. Leonard Garcia

Prelims:
vs.
Rob McCullough vs. Donald Cerrone

vs.
Jake Rosholt vs. Nissen Osterneck (original opponent Danilo Villefort is off due to visa issues)

vs.
Rani Yahya vs. Yoshiro Maeda

vs.
Rafael Dias vs. Danny Castillo (Castillo's original opponent, Ed Ratcliff, is off as of 11/1 for undisclosed reasons)

vs.
Jose Aldo vs. Jonathan Brookins

vs.
David Avellan vs. Aaron Simpson

Alex Schoenauer vs. Steve Steinbeiss is now off due to a Schoenauer injury.
Khaos
7/2/08 7:05:16AM
Shaping up to be a good card

I've got Sonnen & Cowboy
(providing they get confirmed) Brown and no matter what Pulver
RiseUp21
7/2/08 8:10:34AM

Posted by Khaos

I've got Sonnen & Cowboy
...and no matter what Pulver

scoozna
7/2/08 11:33:42AM

Posted by Khaos

Shaping up to be a good card

I've got Sonnen & Cowboy
(providing they get confirmed) Brown and no matter what Pulver



Did you say Brown?
DCRage
7/2/08 12:05:27PM
Looks to me like he did. Of course I'm going with Faber, nothing against Brown as he had a pretty good first opponent in Jeff Curran (who of course himself was coming off a loss to Faber) and he's already a Top 10 Featherweight but I think he needs one or two more fights.
xposipx
7/2/08 1:30:04PM
Leonard Garcia will most likely be on this card too. His federal charges were dropped and his state charges weren't serious. Woohoo! Looks like a solid card. Possibly the last WEC with MW or LHWs included.
DCRage
7/16/08 7:24:20AM
The East Coast-West Coast war is on. Urijah Faber vs. Mike Thomas Brown (Mike Brown) for the WEC Featherweight Title is official. Also, the location of the event is likely going to be the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida, which sort of makes it a hometown fight for Brown.
DCRage
8/11/08 1:15:23PM
Interesting item from Junkie on this card: They've been told Munoz vs. Steinbeiss is a "win or go home" fight. The winner is headed to UFC. The loser is out. This likely is a product of UFC folding the Middleweights & Light Heavyweights from WEC into UFC, both Munoz & Steinbeiss are Light Heavyweights.
xposipx
8/11/08 1:52:55PM

Posted by DCRage

Interesting item from Junkie on this card: They've been told Munoz vs. Steinbeiss is a "win or go home" fight. The winner is headed to UFC. The loser is out. This likely is a product of UFC folding the Middleweights & Light Heavyweights from WEC into UFC, both Munoz & Steinbeiss are Light Heavyweights.



Nice motivation eh? Should be an all out war then.

Very interesting card, though. Glad there's only a month layoff or so. I'm just disappointed they're trying to make Torres wait until December.
DCRage
8/13/08 8:07:28AM
Jeff Curran's waiting until December 3 for his next fight too, but he'll be dropping to Bantamweight for that one. Too bad it'll be almost 3 more months before the next card after this one, but the UFC bringing in some of the bigger guys might be partly why.
Franklinfan47
8/23/08 3:22:03PM
I can help but wonder why the strikeforce/cage rage card was added to the secondary league today but WEC 36 wasn't. WEC comes before those events. This looks like a kick ass card to me!
DCRage
8/23/08 4:12:47PM
Check the Game Talk forum. This card will be added soon-part of the delay is the WVR card tomorrow is the end of the current season, so there's a little bit of a delay due to the circumstances.
F--K_Luck_AuH2O
8/28/08 3:21:43AM
Pete Sell sure is fighting alot on this card...lol


Anyhow, Aaron Simpson fills in for Makenzie...good find.
The_Ho_Bag
8/28/08 9:30:18AM
is it me or am i the only one who think garcia can beat Pulver?
DCRage
8/28/08 9:41:17AM
There don't seem to be a lot of people picking Garcia. I myself am taking Pulver getting the decision win and taking the first step to a potential Faber rematch next year should Urijah not lose before then. As for Faber, I think he'll get the submission against Brown in the middle or later rounds. I've got it in round 3.

Edit: As for the MW Title rematch, I'm rolling the dice on history potentially repeating itself and taking Sonnen.
The_Ho_Bag
8/28/08 9:45:02AM

Posted by DCRage

There don't seem to be a lot of people picking Garcia. I myself am taking Pulver getting the decision win and taking the first step to a potential Faber rematch next year should Urijah not lose before then. As for Faber, I think he'll get the submission against Brown in the middle or later rounds. I've got it in round 3.

Edit: As for the MW Title rematch, I'm rolling the dice on history potentially repeating itself and taking Sonnen.



i put money on sonnen but you never know in MMA
hathcock32
8/28/08 3:36:35PM
What a card. Wow The WEC is great. Its amazing the shows they have been putting on since Zuffa took over. Really looking forward to the Jake Rosholt fight, he is going to be a future champion, i guarantee it.
F--K_Luck_AuH2O
8/30/08 3:00:54AM
Hmm, WEC's Middleweight division is filled with talent.

Jake Rosholt, Aaron Simpson, and Johnny Hendricks will all challenge for the title. Chael Sonnen and Paulo Filho are both great fighters in of themselves.

Alex Schoenhower back with Zuffa...hmm...well see how this plays out.

I do back Garcia.
MFOTHER
8/31/08 9:27:28PM
my first mma event and i have floor seats. so psyched
DCRage
10/8/08 8:14:53AM
A couple changes to the new card: Danilo Villefort has been forced off the card due to visa issues. He was to have faced Jake Rosholt. No word on a replacement.

Johny Hendricks vs. Alex Serdyukov has been moved to WEC 37 in January.

Update on Villefort being off: Nissen Osterneck is the replacement.
DCRage
10/28/08 12:56:51PM
Time to bump this up, event is in 1 week and the final card is now set and in first post. What likely seems unsettled is how many fights will air on TV-a couple sites say 5 fights while WEC's says 3 (although the fight card there still has to be updated). I'm assuming right now that it's a 2 hour broadcast.
Jackelope
10/28/08 11:20:57PM
This is going to be an amazing card. I think Pulver will get a HL reel KO over Garcia, but Garcia will be game as always.

WEC is the best.
emfleek
10/29/08 1:38:55PM
WEC is great. I've been looking forward to this for quite some time now. It seems like it's been forever since the last event.
DCRage
10/29/08 1:53:20PM
Something like close to 5 months because of the rescheduling. Hopefully next year it won't be but a month or so between events since they plan to do a minimum of 8 events.

Update: Alex Schonauer is now off due to injury. Torn hamstring. No word yet on if Steve Steinbeiss will get a replacement opponent or if his WEC debut will be delayed yet again.

10/30 edit: The replacement may be Carmelo Marrero. He's verbally agreed to it.
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