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]

This event marked the promotional debut of future WEC & UFC Featherweight Champion Jose Aldo.

Results[edit]

Preliminary card[edit]

Cruz defeated Valencia via unanimous decision (30–27, 29–28, 29–28).

Aldo defeated Nogueira via TKO (punches) at 3:22 of round two.

Serdyukov defeated Santos via TKO (injury) at 5:00 of round one as Sapo is unable to continue.

McKenzie defeated Lang via submission (triangle choke) at 0:40 of round three.

Ribeiro defeated Beebe via split decision (29–28, 29–28, 28–29).

Brown defeated Curran via unanimous decision (30–27, 30–27, 30–27).

Cerrone defeated Castillo via submission (armbar) at 1:30 of round one. Although preliminary, this fight aired on the live broadcast.

Main card[edit]

McCullough defeated Alexander via split decision (30–27, 30–27, 28–29).

  • Light Heavyweight bout: Philippines Mark Muñoz vs. United States Chuck Grigsby

Munoz defeated Grigsby via KO (strikes) at 4:15 of the first round.

Torres defeated Maeda via TKO (doctor stoppage) at 5:00 of the third round to retain WEC Bantamweight Championship. This bout tied for 'Fight of the Night' honors with Urijah Faber and Jens Pulver.

Faber defeated Pulver via unanimous decision (50–45, 50–44, 50–44) to retain WEC Featherweight Championship. This bout tied for 'Fight of the Night' with Miguel Torres and Yoshiro Maeda.

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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