WEC 36 Results – Faber, Filho, Pulver Lose
Live from Hollywood, Florida comes the 36th edition of World Extreme Cagefighting. Incredibly, favorites Urijah Faber, Jens Pulver, and Paulo Filho all were defeated in their bouts. Spectacularly defeated in the cases of Faber and Pulver, whose losses threw the Featherweight rankings and plans for a WEC PPV into a jumbled mess.
In the main event, Mike Thomas Brown took the action to the California Kid. Brown knocked Faber down early. Ultimately, the ref made a good stoppage as Brown landed many hard, unanswered blows to Faber while on his opponent’s back.
An out of shape Paulo Filho did not impress in the semi-main event. Chael Sonnen, predominantly a wrestler, controlled the fight and did not allow the previously undefeated Filho to take him down . Sonnen outjabbed Filho on the way to a unanimous decision.
Jens Pulver said he was going to knock out Leonard Garcia. However, Garcia quickly dispatched Lil Evil. Garcia won the standup and quickly TKO’d Pulver a minute into the fight.
In earlier action, Jake Rosholt’s ground and pound wrestling style was too much for Nissen Osterneck. Osterneck, who dominated the wrestler in the standup, could not prevent Rosholt’s takedown and succumbed to strikes on the ground in the second.
Here are the full results:
Mike Thomas Brown TKO’d Urijah Faber in Round 1 at 2:23
Chael Sonnen defeated Paulo Filho by Unanimous Decision
***non-title fight due to Filho coming in above the Middleweight weight limit
Leonard Garcia knocks out Jens Pulver in Round 1 1:12
Jake Rosholt defeats Nissen Osterneck by TKO (Strikes) in Round 2 3:48
Donald Cerrone defeats Rob McCullough by Unanimous Decision
Carmello Marrero defeats Steve Steinbeiss by Split Decision
Rani Yayha submits Yoshiro Maeda by Guillotin in Round 1 3:30
Aaron Simpson knocks out David Avellan in Round 1 0:18
Jose Aldo defeats Jonathan Brookins by TKO (Strikes) in Round 3 0:45
Danny Castillo defeated Rafael Dias by TKO (Strikes) in Round 2 2:54