March 26, 2008
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by MMAWeekly.com
World Extreme Cagefighting on Wednesday officially announced the highly anticipated featherweight showdown between current champion Urijah Faber and challenger Jens Pulver. The bout will headline the promotion’s June 1 event at the ARCO Arena in Sacramento, Calif.

Faber has firmly established himself in the featherweight division since capturing the WEC title in 2006 with a win over Cole Escovedo. Currently ranked No. 2 in the world with a 20-1 professional record, he faces former Ultimate Fighting Championship lightweight titleholder Jens Pulver, who is 8-0 at featherweight.

In another feature bout, Miguel Angel Torres (33-1) makes his first defense of the bantamweight title he won in February by defeating Chase Beebe. He faces undefeated Manny Tapia (10-0-1).

Former NCAA Division I wrestling champion Mark Munoz makes his WEC debut as part of the undercard on June 1. He brings with him a 3-0 record into the promotion’s growing middleweight division.

A featherweight bout between Top 10 fighter Jeff Curran and American Top Team’s Mike Brown is also expected on the card, but has not been confirmed by the WEC.

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