by Ricardo Mendoza (Photos by Ken Pishna)
LAS VEGAS – The fighters for Wednesday’s World Extreme Cagefighting event weighed-in on Tuesday at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. All the fighters made weight without a problem.
The main event features a bout between WEC featherweight champion Urijah Faber, who is ranked No. 3 in the world by MMAWeekly.com, squares off against No. 7-ranked Jeff Curran.
Leading up to the fights, Jens Pulver – making his WEC debut at 145-pounds – and opponent Cub Swanson have commenced a war of words in the media. The heat didn’t cool down at the weigh-ins. The two had an intense stare-down and a little jawing before being separated by WEC co-general manager Scott Adams.
Middleweight champion Paulo Filho – ranked No. 2 in the world – defends his belt against Chael Sonnen. And Doug Marshall puts his light heavyweight belt on the line against Ariel Gandulla.
The fights take place Wednesday night at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino and the main card airs live on the Versus network.
Urijah Faber (144) vs. Jeff Curran (143.5)
Jens Pulver (145) vs. Cub Swanson (146)
Paulo Filho (185) vs. Chael Sonnen (185)
Doug Marshall (204) vs. Ariel Gandulla (199)
John Alessio (170) vs. Todd Moore (167.5)
Bryan Baker (183.5) vs. Eric Schambari (182.5)
Alex Karalexis (155) vs. Ed Ratcliff (155)
Brian Bowles (134) vs. Marcos Galvao (136)
Charlie Valencia (134) vs. Ian McCall (136)