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WEC 41: Brown vs. Faber 2
A poster or logo for WEC 41: Brown vs. Faber 2.
Information
Promotion World Extreme Cagefighting
Date June 7, 2009
Venue Arco Arena
City Sacramento, California
Attendance 13,027
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. At that time UFC lightweight number one contender Kenny Florian acted as a special guest color commentator. Faber fought for the last three and a half rounds with two broken hands.

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Results

Main Card

Brown defeated Faber via unanimous decision (49-46, 49-46, 48-47) to retain the WEC Featherweight Championship.
Aldo defeated Swanson via TKO (flying knee and punches) at 0:08 of round 1.
Cerrone defeated Krause via submission (rear naked choke) at 4:38 of round 1.
Grispi defeated Pulver via submission (guillotine choke) at 0:33 of round 1.

Undercard Bouts

Gamburyan defeated Franchi via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27).
Rebello defeated Dietz via submission (rear naked choke) at 2:55 of round 1.
Pettis defeated Campbell via submission (triangle choke) at 1:49 of round 1. Preliminary bout, but was featured on the broadcast.
Banuelos defeated Jorgensen via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28). Preliminary bout, but was featured on the broadcast.
Gomez defeated Thomas via submission (arm triangle choke) at 3:12 of round 2.
Dikun defeated Perez via submission (flying triangle choke) at 2:30 of round 1. Preliminary bout, but was featured on the broadcast.

Bonus awards

(All awards include a $10,000 bonus)

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

The total disclosed payroll for the event was $215,942.05

The full reported paydays include:

Champ Mike Brown: $25,256 (includes $13,000 win bonus) def. Urijah Faber: $25,790

Jose Aldo: $17,625 ($11,000 win bonus) def. Cub Swanson: $8,940

Donald Cerrone: $17,682.54 ($9,000 win bonus) def. James Krause: $1,692

Josh Grispi: $17,381 ($9,000 win bonus) def. Jens Pulver: $31,253

Manny Gamburyan: $26,960 ($14,000 win bonus) def. John Franchi: $3,108

Rafael Rebello: $3,650 ($2,000 win bonus) def. Kyle Dietz: $1,840

Anthony Pettis: $3,302.10 ($2,000 win bonus) def. Mike Campbell: $2,950

Antonio Banuelos: $9,840 ($5,000 win bonus) def. Scott Jorgensen: $5,530

Frank Gomez: $3,962.41 ($2,000 win bonus) def. Noah Thomas: $2,350

Seth Dikun: $3,940 ($2,000 win bonus) def. Rolando Perez: $2,890

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