WEC 41: Faber Vs. Brown II Play By Play

With Frank Mir in training for his upcoming fight at UFC 100, Kenny Florian is joining the announce team for tonight’s show.

Josh Grispi Vs. Jens Pulver
Jens has been on a 3 fight losing streak, and has lost 5 of his last 6. He needs a win tonight to remain relevant by any stretch of the imagination. Grispi is 12-1 with a lot of early submissions. Let’s see if Jens can keep it standing.

Round 1: Both guys come out swinging and kicking. Jens goes for the takedown and Grispi catches him with a deep guillotine. Jens holds on for about 20 seconds and taps.

Grispi by way of another first round submission.

Understandably, Jens is very upset. He says this will probably be his last fight. Crowd gives him a great ovation.

There’s some Brian Bowles versus Miguel Torres hype for their fight on Aug 9. Both guys are interviewed at ringside. Not much to it.
Jeremy Roenick, Keith Jardine, and Jamie Varner are at ringside.

Donald Cerrone Vs. James Krause
Two tall 55’ers in this one. The Cowboy is 9-1 with 1 no contest and Krause is 10-0. Continue reading

WEC 41 Weigh-in Results

Thanks to AngryMarks.com and MMAWeekly.com.

Both Mike Brown and Urijah Faber came in a pound and a half light for their title bout. That’s interesting because Faber had mentioned that he was working harder with weights to build up his strength.

Mike Brown- 143.5
Urijah Faber- 143.5

Cub Swanson- 144
Jose Aldo- 144.5

James Krause- 155
Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone- 155

Josh Grispi- 145.5
Jens Pulver- 144

John Franchi- 145.5
Manny Gamburyan- 144

Kyle Dietz- 134
Rafael Rebello- 134.5

Anthony Pettis- 156
Mike Campbell- 155

Antonio Banuelos- 135.5
Scott Jorgensen- 134

Noah Thomas- 134.5
Frank Gomez- 136*

Seth Dikun- 136
Rolando Perez- 135.5

*Frank Gomez initially weighed in at 137.5 pounds, but made weight on his second attempt at 136 pounds.

We’ll have play by play (live or delayed, I’m not sure yet) on the site later tonight.

WEC 38 Play By Play – Faber Vs. Pulver II/Varner Vs. Cerrone

This is the last of the four big shows this weekend. I’m watching this on tape delay.

Craig Hummer and Frank Mir are ready to take us home.

1. Jose Aldo vs. Rolando Perez

These guys are 145’ers. They’re selling Aldo as the real deal on the feet. It was a kick boxing match for the first few minutes until Perez tried to throw a low jab and Aldo met him with a knee that sent him down. Aldo followed it up and finished him on the ground with strikes. That was pretty impressive. He ran out of the cage and into the crowd before coming back into the cage.

Winner: Jose Aldo by way of 1st round TKO

2. Mike Campbell vs. Danillo Villefort

These guys are fighting at welterweight. Villefort is a good deal taller than Campbell. Campbell was getting in some good strikes and put Villefort down. Villefort went from uma plata to knee bar, but Campbell got out. Then Villefort got the mount on Campbell’s back and stopped him via strikes.

Winner: Danillo Villefort by way of 1st round TKO

3. Scott Jorgenson vs. Frank Gomez

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