2007 in WEC

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2007 in WEC
A poster or logo for 2007 in WEC.
Information
First date January 20, 2007
Last date December 12, 2007
Events
Total events 7
Fights
Total fights 65
Title fights 14
Chronology
2006 in WEC 2007 in WEC 2008 in WEC

The year 2007 is the 7th year in the history of World Extreme Cagefighting, a mixed martial arts promotion based in the United States. In 2007 WEC held 7 events beginning with, WEC 25: McCullough vs. Cope.

Title fights[edit]

Title fights in 2007
Weight class Method Round Time Event Notes
Lightweight Rob McCullough def Kit Cope Submission (punches) 1 2:52 WEC 25: McCullough vs. Cope [a]
Featherweight Urijah Faber (c) def Joe Pearson Submission (strikes) 1 2:31 WEC 25: McCullough vs. Cope [b]
Welterweight Carlos Condit def John Alessio Technical Submission (rear naked choke) 2 4:59 WEC 26: Condit vs. Alessio [c]
Featherweight Urijah Faber (c) def Dominick Cruz Submission (guillotine choke) 1 1:38 WEC 26: Condit vs. Alessio [d]
Bantamweight Chase Beebe def Eddie Wineland (c) Decision (unanimous) (48-47, 48-46, 48-46) 5 5:00 WEC 26: Condit vs. Alessio [e]
Light Heavyweight Doug Marshall (c) def Justin McElfresh KO (punches) 1 2:16 WEC 27: Marshall vs. McElfresh [f]
Featherweight Urijah Faber (c) def Chance Farrar Submission (rear naked choke) 1 3:19 WEC 28: Faber vs. Farrar [g]
Welterweight Carlos Condit (c) def Brock Larson Submission (armbar) 1 2:21 WEC 29: Condit vs. Larson [h]
Middleweight Paulo Filho def Joe Doerksen TKO (strikes) 1 4:07 WEC 29: Condit vs. Larson [i]
Lightweight Rob McCullough (c) def Richard Crunkilton TKO (strikes) 1 1:29 WEC 30: McCullough vs. Crunkilton [j]
Bantamweight Chase Beebe (c) def Rani Yahya Decision (unanimous) (49-46, 49-46, 49-45) 5 5:00 WEC 30: McCullough vs. Crunkilton [k]
Featherweight Urijah Faber (c) def Jeff Curran Submission (guillotine choke) 2 4:34 WEC 31: Faber vs. Curran [l]
Middleweight Paulo Filho (c) def Chael Sonnen Submission (armbar) 2 4:55 WEC 31: Faber vs. Curran [m]
Light Heavyweight Doug Marshall (c) def Ariel Gandulla Submission (armbar) 1 0:55 WEC 31: Faber vs. Curran [n]
  1. ^ For the Lightweight Championship.
  2. ^ For the Featherweight Championship.
  3. ^ For the Welterweight Championship.
  4. ^ For the Featherweight Championship.
  5. ^ For the Bantamweight Championship.
  6. ^ For the Light Heavyweight Championship.
  7. ^ For the Featherweight Championship.
  8. ^ For the Welterweight Championship.
  9. ^ For the Middleweight Championship.
  10. ^ For the Lightweight championship.
  11. ^ For the Bantamweight championship.
  12. ^ For the Featherweight Championship.
  13. ^ For the Middleweight Championship. Filho's victory was controversial because Sonnen did not appear to tap out, but yelled while the armbar was placed, and the referee took this as a verbal submission.
  14. ^ For the Light Heavyweight Championship.

Events list[edit]

Main article: List of WEC events
No. Event Date Venue Location Attendance
31 WEC 31: Faber vs. Curran December 12, 2007 Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Las Vegas, Nevada
30 WEC 30: McCullough vs. Crunkilton September 5, 2007 Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Las Vegas, Nevada
29 WEC 29: Condit vs. Larson August 5, 2007 Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Las Vegas, Nevada
28 WEC 28: Faber vs. Farrar June 3, 2007 Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Las Vegas, Nevada
27 WEC 27: Marshall vs. McElfresh May 12, 2007 Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Las Vegas, Nevada
26 WEC 26: Condit vs. Alessio March 24, 2007 Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Las Vegas, Nevada 1,819
25 WEC 25: McCullough vs. Cope January 20, 2007 Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Las Vegas, Nevada

WEC 25: McCullough vs. Cope[edit]

Main article: WEC 25

WEC 25: McCullough vs. Cope[1] was an event held on January 20, 2007 at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Results[edit]

Main card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Lightweight Rob McCullough def Kit Cope Submission (punches) 1 2:52 [a]
Featherweight Urijah Faber (c) def Joe Pearson Submission (strikes) 1 2:31 [b]
Welterweight John Alessio def Brian Gassaway Submission (rear naked choke) 1 4:50
Middleweight Logan Clark def Blas Avena TKO (elbows) 3 4:23
Preliminary card
Middleweight Brendan Seguin def Fernando Gonzalez Decision (unanimous) (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) 3 5:00
Welterweight Alex Karalexis def Olaf Alfonso TKO (punches) 2 3:53
Welterweight Carlos Condit def Kyle Jensen Submission (rear naked choke) 1 2:10
Bantamweight Antonio Banuelos def Mike French Decision (unanimous) (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) 3 5:00
Lightweight Richard Crunkilton def Mike Joy Submission (anaconda choke) 3 4:23


WEC 26: Condit vs. Alessio[edit]

WEC 26: Condit vs. Alessio
Information
Promotion World Extreme Cagefighting
Date March 24, 2007
Venue Hard Rock Hotel and Casino
City Las Vegas, Nevada
Event chronology
WEC 25 WEC 26: Condit vs. Alessio WEC 27

WEC 26: Condit vs. Alessio[2] was an event held on March 24, 2007 at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Results[edit]

Main card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Welterweight Carlos Condit def John Alessio Technical Submission (rear naked choke) 2 4:59 [a]
Featherweight Urijah Faber (c) def Dominick Cruz Submission (guillotine choke) 1 1:38 [b]
Bantamweight Chase Beebe def Eddie Wineland (c) Decision (unanimous) (48–47, 48–46, 48–46) 5 5:00 [c]
Welterweight Brock Larson def Erik Apple Submission (kimura) 1 3:43
Preliminary card
Welterweight Dave Terrel def Tiki Ghosn TKO (strikes) 2 1:46
Featherweight Cub Swanson def Tommy Lee Submission (guillotine choke) 1 3:17
Bantamweight Charlie Valencia def Antonio Banuelos KO (punch) 1 3:12
Welterweight Alex Serdyukov def Scott Norton Submission (guillotine choke) 2 0:57
Featherweight Micah Miller def Jesse Moreng Submission (triangle choke) 3 3:29
Light Heavyweight Brian Stann def Steve Cantwell TKO (strikes) 1 0:41


WEC 27: Marshall vs. McElfresh[edit]

Main article: WEC 27

WEC 27: Marshall vs. McElfresh[3] was an event held on May 12, 2007 at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Results[edit]

Main card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Light Heavyweight Doug Marshall (c) def Justin McElfresh KO (punches) 1 2:16 [a]
Middleweight Jason Miller def Hiromitsu Miura Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 29–28, 29–28) 3 5:00
Light Heavyweight Ariel Gandulla def Gary Padilla Decision (split) (29–28, 28–29, 29–28) 3 5:00
Lightweight Sherron Leggett def Charlie Kohler TKO (strikes) 2 2:25
Preliminary card
Lightweight Marcus Hicks def Sergio Gomez Submission (guillotine choke) 2 3:20
Welterweight Tom Speer def Sidney Silva KO (punches) 1 4:33
Featherweight Manny Tapia def Brandon Foxworth TKO (strikes) 2 3:17
Welterweight Ed Ratcliff def Johnny Sampaio TKO (knee injury) 1 1:31
Middleweight Eric Schambari def Art Santore Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 30–27, 30–27) 3 5:00


WEC 28: Faber vs. Farrar[edit]

Main article: WEC 28

WEC 28: Faber vs. Farrar[4] was an event held on June 3, 2007 at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Results[edit]

Main card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Featherweight Urijah Faber (c) def Chance Farrar Submission (rear naked choke) 1 3:19 [a]
Featherweight Rani Yahya def Mark Hominick Submission (rear naked choke) 1 1:19
Lightweight Alex Karalexis def Josh Smith Decision (majority) (28–28, 29–27, 29–27) 3 5:00
Light Heavyweight Brian Stann def Craig Zellner TKO (punches) 1 4:57
Preliminary card
Welterweight Brock Larson def Kevin Knabjian TKO (punches) 1 0:27 [b]
Welterweight John Alessio def Alex Serdyukov Submission (guillotine choke) 1 1:17 [c]
Featherweight Cub Swanson def Micah Miller Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–27, 30–27) 3 5:00
Bantamweight Brian Bowles def Charlie Valencia Submission (rear naked choke) 2 2:50
Featherweight Jeff Bedard def Mike French Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–27, 30–27) 3 5:00
  1. ^ For the Featherweight Championship.
  2. ^ Although preliminary, this bout aired on the live broadcast.
  3. ^ Although preliminary, this bout aired on the live broadcast.


WEC 29: Condit vs. Larson[edit]

Main article: WEC 29

WEC 29: Condit vs. Larson[5] was an event held on August 5, 2007 at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Results[edit]

Main card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Welterweight Carlos Condit (c) def Brock Larson Submission (armbar) 1 2:21 [a]
Middleweight Paulo Filho def Joe Doerksen TKO (strikes) 1 4:07 [b]
Featherweight Jeff Curran def Stephen Ledbetter Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 29–28, 29–28) 3 5:00
Lightweight Jamie Varner def Sherron Leggett TKO (strikes) 1 4:08
Preliminary card
Middleweight Hiromitsu Miura def Fernando Gonzalez TKO (strikes) 2 3:35
Bantamweight Antonio Banuelos def Justin Robbins Decision (unanimous) (30–26, 30–27, 30–27) 3 5:00
Middleweight Eric Schambari def Logan Clark Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 29–28, 29–28) 3 5:00
Light Heavyweight Steve Cantwell def Justin McElfresh TKO (strikes) 1 0:47
Welterweight Blas Avena def Tiki Ghosn Submission (rear naked choke) 1 1:01 [c]
  1. ^ For the Welterweight Championship.
  2. ^ For the Middleweight Championship.
  3. ^ Although preliminary, this bout aired on the live broadcast.


WEC 30: McCullough vs. Crunkilton[edit]

Main article: WEC 30

WEC 30: McCullough vs. Crunkilton[6] was an event held on September 5, 2007 at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Results[edit]

Main card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Lightweight Rob McCullough (c) def Richard Crunkilton TKO (strikes) 1 1:29 [a]
Bantamweight Chase Beebe (c) def Rani Yahya Decision (unanimous) (49–46, 49–46, 49–45) 5 5:00 [b]
Light Heavyweight Brian Stann def Jeremiah Billington TKO (strikes) 1 3:07
Bantamweight Miguel Torres def Jeff Bedard Submission (triangle choke) 1 2:30
Preliminary card
Welterweight John Alessio def Marcelo Brito Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–27, 30–27) 3 5:00
Lightweight Marcus Hicks def Scott McAfee Submission (guillotine choke) 1 2:13
Middleweight Bryan Baker def Jesse Forbes TKO (strikes) 1 4:15 [c]
Lightweight Donald Cerrone def Kenneth Alexander Submission (triangle neck crank) 1 0:56 [d]
Welterweight Blas Avena def Joe Benoit Submission (guillotine choke) 1 0:29 [e]
Bantamweight Ian McCall def Coty Wheeler TKO (strikes) 1 4:43
  1. ^ For the Lightweight championship.
  2. ^ For the Bantamweight championship.
  3. ^ Although preliminary, this bout aired on the live broadcast.
  4. ^ This was later overturned after Cerrone tested positive for a banned substance.
  5. ^ Although preliminary, this bout aired on the live broadcast.


WEC 31: Faber vs. Curran[edit]

Main article: WEC 31

WEC 31: Faber vs. Curran[7] was an event held on December 12, 2007 at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Results[edit]

Main card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Featherweight Urijah Faber (c) def Jeff Curran Submission (guillotine choke) 2 4:34 [a]
Middleweight Paulo Filho (c) def Chael Sonnen Submission (armbar) 2 4:55 [b]
Light Heavyweight Doug Marshall (c) def Ariel Gandulla Submission (armbar) 1 0:55 [c]
Featherweight Jens Pulver def Cub Swanson Submission (anaconda choke) 1 0:35
Preliminary card
Welterweight John Alessio def Todd Moore Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–27, 29–28) 3 5:00
Middleweight Bryan Baker def Eric Schambari Decision (split) (29–28, 28–29, 29–28) 3 5:00
Lightweight Ed Ratcliff def Alex Karalexis TKO (strikes) 2 1:26
Bantamweight Brian Bowles def Marcos Galvao KO (punch) 2 2:09 [d]
Bantamweight Charlie Valencia def Ian McCall Submission (guillotine choke) 1 3:19 [e]
  1. ^ For the Featherweight Championship.
  2. ^ For the Middleweight Championship. Filho's victory was controversial because Sonnen did not appear to tap out, but yelled while the armbar was placed, and the referee took this as a verbal submission.
  3. ^ For the Light Heavyweight Championship.
  4. ^ This bout, although preliminary, appeared on the live broadcast.
  5. ^ This bout, although preliminary, appeared on the live broadcast.


See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "WEC 25: McCullough vs. Cope". Sherdog. Archived from the original on April 17, 2015. 
  2. ^ "WEC 26: Condit vs. Alessio". Sherdog. Archived from the original on April 17, 2015. 
  3. ^ "WEC 27: Marshall vs. McElfresh". Sherdog. Archived from the original on April 17, 2015. 
  4. ^ "WEC 28: Faber vs. Farrar". Sherdog. Archived from the original on April 17, 2015. 
  5. ^ "WEC 29: Condit vs. Larson". Sherdog. Archived from the original on April 17, 2015. 
  6. ^ "WEC 30: McCullough vs. Crunkilton". Sherdog. Archived from the original on April 17, 2015. 
  7. ^ "WEC 31: Faber vs. Curran". Sherdog. Archived from the original on April 17, 2015.