WEC 34

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WEC 34: Faber vs. Pulver
A poster or logo for WEC 34: Faber vs. Pulver.
Information
Promotion World Extreme Cagefighting
Date June 1, 2008
Venue ARCO Arena
City Sacramento, California
Attendance 12,682[1]
Total gate $738,855[1]
Event chronology
WEC 33: Marshall vs. Stann WEC 34: Faber vs. Pulver WEC 35: Condit vs. Miura

WEC 34: Faber vs. Pulver was a mixed martial arts event held by World Extreme Cagefighting that took place on June 1, 2008 at the ARCO Arena in Sacramento, California. The main event, announced on WEC 33, was a bout between Jens Pulver and Urijah Faber for the WEC Featherweight Championship. WEC 34 was aired live on Versus.[2] [3]

Background[edit]

The event drew an estimated 1,540,000 viewers on Versus, a record high for the WEC.[4]

Richard Crunkilton was originally slated to face Donald Cerrone at this event, but he was forced from the bout with an injury and replaced by promotional newcomer Danny Castillo.[5]

Eric Schambari was originally scheduled to face Tim McKenzie at this event, but was also injured and replaced by the debuting Jeremy Lang.[6]

Results[edit]

Main card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Featherweight Urijah Faber def Jens Pulver Decision (unanimous) (50-45, 50-44, 50-44) 5 5:00 [a]
Bantamweight Miguel Torres def Yoshiro Maeda TKO (doctor stoppage) 3 5:00 [b]
Light Heavyweight Mark Muñoz def Chuck Grigsby KO (punches) 1 4:15
Lightweight Rob McCullough def Kenneth Alexander Decision (split) (30-27, 28-29, 30-27) 3 5:00
Preliminary card
Lightweight Donald Cerrone def Danny Castillo Submission (armbar) 1 1:30
Featherweight Mike Brown def Jeff Curran Decision (unanimous) (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) 3 5:00
Bantamweight Will Ribeiro def Chase Beebe Decision (split) (29-28, 28-29, 29-28) 3 5:00
Middleweight Tim McKenzie def Jeremy Lang Submission (triangle choke) 3 0:40
Welterweight Alex Serdyukov def Luis Santos TKO (injury) 1 5:00
Featherweight José Aldo vs. Alexandre Franca Nogueira TKO (punches) 2 3:22
Bantamweight Dominick Cruz def Charlie Valencia Decision (unanimous) (30-27, 29-28, 29-28) 3 5:00


Reported payout[edit]

The following is the reported payout to the fighters as reported to the California State Athletic Commission. It does not include sponsor money or "locker room" bonuses often given by the WEC.[7]

  • Urijah Faber: $44,000 (includes $22,000 win bonus) def. Jens Pulver: $33,000
  • Miguel Torres: $28,000 ($14,000 win bonus) def. Yoshiro Maeda: $6,000
  • Mark Munoz: $16,000 ($8,000 win bonus) def. Chuck Grigsby: $3,000
  • Rob McCullough: $32,000 ($16,000 win bonus) def. Kenneth Alexander: $3,000
  • Donald Cerrone: $10,000 ($5,000 win bonus) def. Danny Castillo: $3,000
  • Mike Brown: $10,000 ($5,000 win bonus) def. Jeff Curran: $10,000
  • Will Ribeiro: $6,000 ($3,000 win bonus) def. Chase Beebe: $7,000
  • Tim McKenzie: $12,000 ($6,000 win bonus) def. Jeremy Lang: $4,000
  • Alex Serdyukov: $6,000 ($3,000 win bonus) def. Luis Sapo: $3,000
  • Jose Aldo: $6,000 ($3,000 win bonus) def. Alexandre Franca Nogueira: $8,000
  • Dominick Cruz: $6,000 ($3,000 win bonus) def. Charlie Valencia: $7,000


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