WEC 31: Faber vs. Curran. 12/12/2007
Date: 12/12/2007 6:00 PM ET
Event Type: Versus - Live Event
Location: The Joint - Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Nevada
Featuring three WEC™ title fights and the debut of Jens Pulver at featherweight!
Wednesday, December 12, 2007
Doors open at 3pm PT
First bout 3:30pm
Main Card live on Versus at 6:00pm PT / 9pm ET
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas
Urijah Faber Vs. Jeff Curran
Cub Swanson Vs. Jens Pulver
Paulo Filho Vs. Chael Sonnen - Middleweight title fight
Doug Marshall Vs. Ariel Gandulla
John Alessio Vs. Todd Moore
Bryan Baker Vs. Eric Schambari
Alex Karalexis Vs. Ed Ratcliff
Ian McCall Vs. Charlie Valencia
Brian Bowles Vs. Marcos Galvao
And some vid by WEC: How to train for a fight, by WEC champ Paulo Filho
Not sure who's fighting for the titles, but looking forward to the top three fights and maybe John Alessio's fight as well.
So is Jens Pulver fighting in the WEC because he doesn't want to compete in the big(ger) leagues, or because the UFC doesn't have a featherweight division?
WEC is the UFC featherweight division essentially.
WOOOOOT!!!! HardCore Gym represented with Brian Bowles!
sorry, had to get that out of the way.
I think Faber jailrapes Curran. Jeffs a good guy and all, but I dont think he has anything to offer Faber. Hope Im wrong tho.
I think/hope Curran is going to surprise some people. Faber has a tendency to play the early Matt Hughes style "wreckless wrestler" which I think will play right to Curran's Jiu-Jitsu. I don't think Curran will finish him though. I think it'll go to a decision. At least that's what I hope. I'm kind of tired of hearing about the "man crush" Frank Mir has on Faber so I'd like to see someone else w/ the belt, but it will be a tall mountain to climb.
Any thoughts on the Pulver fight?
Anyone know if this will be streaming live or anything like that? Versus moved to digital cable only, so I can't watch it.
Also, I'm picking Brian to win by Brabo from topside of halfguard. Because he does that **** to me all the time and I want to see someone else get mauled.
Faber has legit jits skills. He's been with Glover and Werneck for a long time and while he's got his own gym now, I don't think he's separated from them.
Originally Posted by wavy tiger
That's interesting. I didn't know that. He doesn't seem to use the Jits. though. I think he just likes being more of a "brute force" kind of guy. Nothing wrong with that if you can pull it off (which he obviously can), I just prefer the fighters like Curran.
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