WEC 41

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WEC 41: Brown vs. Faber 2
The poster for WEC 41: Brown vs. Faber 2.
PromotionWorld Extreme Cagefighting
DateJune 7, 2009
VenueArco Arena
CitySacramento, California
Total gate$815,415
Event chronology
WEC 40: Torres vs. Mizugaki WEC 41: Brown vs. Faber 2 WEC 42: Torres vs. Bowles

WEC 41: Brown vs. Faber 2 was a mixed martial arts event held by World Extreme Cagefighting on June 7, 2009 at the Arco Arena in Sacramento, California.[1] It was the most successful show in the WEC's history.


Featherweight champion Mike Brown defended his title in a rematch against former champion and no. 1 contender Urijah Faber in the main event.

Eddie Wineland was expected to face Frank Gomez at the event, but was forced off the card with an injury and replaced by WEC newcomer Noah Thomas.[2]

Richard Crunkilton was expected to face Donald Cerrone at this event, but was forced out of the bout with an injury and replaced by James Krause.[3]

Charlie Valencia was originally slated to face WEC newcomer Kyle Dietz at this event, but withdrew from the bout due to injury and was replaced by Rafael Rebello.[4]

The event drew an estimated 1,300,000 viewers on Versus.[5] UFC lightweight Kenny Florian acted as a special guest color commentator.


Main card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Featherweight Mike Brown (c) def Urijah Faber Decision (unanimous) (49–46, 49–46, 48–47) 5 5:00 [a]
Featherweight José Aldo def Cub Swanson TKO (flying knee and punches) 1 0:08
Lightweight Donald Cerrone def James Krause Submission (rear-naked choke) 1 4:38
Featherweight Josh Grispi def Jens Pulver Submission (guillotine choke) 1 0:33
Preliminary card
Featherweight Manvel Gamburyan def John Franchi Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–27, 30–27) 3 5:00
Bantamweight Rafael Rebello def Kyle Dietz Submission (rear-naked choke) 1 2:55
Lightweight Anthony Pettis def Mike Campbell Submission (triangle choke) 1 1:49 [b]
Bantamweight Antonio Banuelos def Scott Jorgensen Decision (split) (29–28, 28–29, 29–28) 3 5:00 [c]
Bantamweight Frank Gomez def Noah Thomas Submission (arm-triangle choke) 2 3:12
Bantamweight Seth Dikun def Rolando Perez Submission (flying triangle choke) 1 2:30 [d]
  1. ^ For the Featherweight Championship.
  2. ^ This bout was featured on the main broadcast.
  3. ^ This bout was featured on the main broadcast.
  4. ^ This bout was featured on the main broadcast.

Bonus Awards[edit]

Fighters were awarded $10,000 bonuses.[6]

  • Fight of the Night: United States Mike Brown vs. United States Urijah Faber
  • Knockout of the Night: Brazil José Aldo
  • Submission of the Night: United States Seth Dikun


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 and also do not include the WEC's traditional "fight night" bonuses.[7]

  • Mike Brown: $26,000 (includes $13,000 win bonus) def. Urijah Faber: $26,000
  • José Aldo: $22,000 ($11,000 win bonus) def. Cub Swanson: $9,000
  • Donald Cerrone: $18,000 ($9,000 win bonus) def. James Krause: $2,000
  • Josh Grispi: $18,000 ($9,000 win bonus) def. Jens Pulver: $33,000
  • Manny Gamburyan: $28,000 ($14,000 win bonus) def. John Franchi: $4,000
  • Rafael Rebello: $4,000 ($2,000 win bonus) def. Kyle Dietz: $2,000
  • Anthony Pettis: $4,000 ($2,000 win bonus) def. Mike Campbell: $4,000
  • Antonio Banuelos: $10,000 ($5,000 win bonus) def. Scott Jorgensen: $6,000
  • Frank Gomez: $4,000 ($2,000 win bonus) def. Noah Thomas: $3,000
  • Seth Dikun: $4,000 ($2,000 win bonus) def. Rolando Perez: $3,000

See also[edit]

External links[edit]


  1. ^ "Mike Brown vs. Urijah Faber set for June 7 at WEC 41". mmajunkie.com. March 23, 2009.
  2. ^ "Injury forces former champ Eddie Wineland out of WEC 41 prelim fight". mmajunkie.com. May 13, 2009.
  3. ^ "Rich Crunkilton Out vs. Donald "Cowboy" Cerrone, James Krause In at WEC 41:". bloodyelbow.com. 2009-04-15.
  4. ^ http://mmaagents.blogspot.ca/2009/06/wec-41-preview_06.html
  5. ^ http://www.tapology.com/fightcenter/events/wec-41-brown-vs-faber-2
  6. ^ "Mike Brown, Urijah Faber, Jose Aldo, Seth Dikun earn $10K "fight night" bonuses at WEC 41". mmajunkie.com. 2009-06-08.
  7. ^ "WEC 41 fighters official salaries: Jens Pulver earns event-high $31,000". mmajunkie.com. June 8, 2009.