was the first WEC 25: McCullough vs. Cope mixed martial arts event held by the World Extreme Cagefighting under Zuffa management. The event was held on January 20, 2007. WEC 25's main event was a championship fight for the vacant WEC Lightweight Title, between rivals Rob McCullough and Kit Cope. The co-main event was a WEC Featherweight Title bout between champion, Urijah Faber and challenger Joe Pearson.
A WEC Light Heavyweight Title bout was originally advertised between champion
Doug Marshall and Jorge Oliveira, but the bout was later pulled from the card. Marshall would instead make his first title defense against Justin McElfresh at WEC 27 in May 2007.
Results [ edit ]
Reported Payout [ edit ]
The following is the reported payout to the fighters as reported to the
Nevada State Athletic Commission. It does not include sponsor money or "locker room" bonuses often given by the WEC.
Rob McCullough: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus) def. Kit Cope: $5,000
Urijah Faber: $10,000 ($5,000 win bonus) def. Joe Pearson: $4,000
John Alessio: $10,000 ($4,000 win bonus) def. Brian Gassaway: $4,000
Leroy Lyons: $12,000 ($6,000 win bonus) def. Blas Avena: $2,500
Brendan Seguin: $4,000 ($2,000 win bonus) def. Fernando Gonzalez: $3,000
Alex Karalexis: $8,000 ($4,000 win bonus) def. Olaf Alfanso: $4,000
Carlos Condit: $8,000 ($4,000 win bonus) def. Kyle Jensen: $3,000
Antonio Banuelos: $6,000 ($3,000 win bonus) def. Mike French: $3,000
Rich Crunkilton: $10,000 ($5,000 win bonus) def. Mike Joy: $2,000
Miscelleaneous [ edit ]
First WEC show under Zuffa management.
The WEC Lightweight Title was previously held by
Hermes Franca, who had to vacate it in order to continue to compete in the UFC
References [ edit ]
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