WEC 39

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WEC 39: Brown vs. Garcia
The poster for WEC 39: Brown vs. Garcia.
PromotionWorld Extreme Cagefighting
DateMarch 1, 2009
VenueAmerican Bank Center
CityCorpus Christi, Texas
Total gate$279,950[1]
Event chronology
WEC 38: Varner vs. Cerrone WEC 39: Brown vs. Garcia WEC 40: Torres vs. Mizugaki

WEC 39: Brown vs. Garcia was a mixed martial arts event held by World Extreme Cagefighting that took place on March 1, 2009 in Corpus Christi, Texas. The event aired live on the Versus Network. WEC Featherweight Champion Mike Brown made his first title defense against number one contender Leonard Garcia at this event.


An originally announced title fight rematch between WEC Welterweight Champion Carlos Condit and challenger Brock Larson was cancelled when Larson suffered an injury in training. It was then announced that following this event, the WEC would dissolve their welterweight division into the UFC.

Richard Crunkilton was scheduled to face Bart Palaszewski at this event in what was originally slated to be a WEC Lightweight Championship title eliminator. However, Crunkilton was pulled from the bout due to an injury and was replaced by WEC newcomer Ricardo Lamas.[2]

Justin Haskins was originally slated to face WEC newcomer Douglas Lima at this event, but Lima was forced out of the event due to delays in getting paperwork from the U.S. Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services. Lima was replaced by fellow WEC newcomer Mike Pierce.[3]

WEC featherweight fighter and former UFC Lightweight Champion Jens Pulver filled in for Frank Mir on color commentary for this event, joining Todd Harris on the announce team.[4]

The event drew an estimated 531,000 viewers on Versus.[5]


Main card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Featherweight Mike Brown (c) def Leonard Garcia Submission (arm-triangle choke) 1 1:57 [a]
Lightweight Ricardo Lamas def Bart Palaszewski Decision (unanimous) (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) 3 5:00
Featherweight José Aldo def Chris Mickle TKO (punches) 1 1:39
Lightweight Rob McCullough def Marcus Hicks Decision (majority) (29-29, 30–27, 29-28) 3 5:00
Preliminary card
Lightweight Danny Castillo def Phil Cardella Decision (split) (30-27, 28-29, 29-28) 3 5:00
Bantamweight Damacio Page def Marcos Galvao KO (punches) 1 0:18 [b]
Welterweight Johny Hendricks def Alex Serdyukov Decision (unanimous) (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) 3 5:00
Bantamweight Kenji Osawa def Rafael Rebello Decision (split) (29-28, 29-28, 27-30) 3 5:00
Lightweight Alex Karalexis def Greg McIntyre TKO (punches) 1 4:19
Featherweight John Franchi def Mike Budnik Decision (split) (29-28, 28-29, 29-28) 3 5:00
Welterweight Mike Pierce def Justin Haskins TKO (punches) 3 3:39
  1. ^ For the Featherweight Championship.
  2. ^ This bout was featured on the main broadcast.

Bonus Awards[edit]

Fighters were awarded $7,500 bonuses.[6]

  • Fight of the Night: United States Johny Hendricks vs. Russia Alex Serdyukov
  • Knockout of the Night: United States Damacio Page
  • Submission of the Night: United States Mike Brown

See also[edit]

External links[edit]


  1. ^ a b "WEC 39 Bonuses, Attendance, Live Gate Figures". fightnetwork.com. Retrieved March 2, 2009.
  2. ^ "Crunkilton injured, replacement Lamas meets Palaszewski at WEC 39". MMAJunkie. February 25, 2009. Archived from the original on May 17, 2012. Retrieved March 21, 2012. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  3. ^ "Mike Pierce replaces Douglas Lima in WEC 39 bout with Justin Haskins". MMAJunkie. February 12, 2009. Archived from the original on October 8, 2011. Retrieved March 21, 2012. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  4. ^ "WEC 39: Brown vs. Garcia review". The Sports Oratory. June 28, 2009. Retrieved November 3, 2011.
  5. ^ WEC 39: Brown vs. Garcia | MMA Event Page | Tapology
  6. ^ "WEC 39 bonuses worth $7,500 go to Hendricks, Serdyukov, Page and Brown". mmajunkie.com. 2009-03-02. Archived from the original on November 11, 2011. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)