Photos by Ken Pishna – MMAWeekly.com
fighters made weight for WEC 44: Brown vs. Aldo at The Palms Casino Hotel in
Las Vegas Tuesday afternoon.
WEC featherweight champion Mike Brown attempts to continue his reign atop the
145-pound division on Wednesday night when he defends against explosive number
one contender Jose Aldo.
Brown stepped on the scale weighing 145 pounds, as did Aldo.
There hasn’t been a lot of trash talk leading up to the
fight, something Aldo is used to. “Usually, I don’t talk too much, (I) just get
in the ring and fight, regardless. Title fight or not, I always come to fight
and do my best.”
And when it comes fight time on Wednesday night, the two
have similar approaches.
“The key is pretty much just use everything we did at the
school, which is train everywhere, so we’re ready,” said Aldo of his game plan.
Brown revealed a bit more detail, but in essence takes the
same tact, “I do what I do, just try to put my game on him, swing hard, try to
get on top, smash him up. That’s the game, that’s what I do. Try to find the
holes, if he’s got any.
“But he’s hard to scout. He’s been beating guys quick… there’s
only one way to find out what’s going to happen, and that’s go in and fight
Leonard Garcia and Manny Gamburyan
are featured in another featherweight bout on Wednesday night, the winner of
which could be launching himself into title contention
The WEC 44:
Brown vs. Aldo main card airs live on Versus at 6 p.m.
PT / 9 p.m. ET in the United States.
-Mike Brown (145) vs. Jose Aldo (145)
-Leonard Garcia (146) vs. Manny Gamburyan (146)
-Rob McCullough (155) vs. Karen Darabedyan (156)
-Danny Castillo (156) vs. Shane Roller (156)
-Will Kerr (155) vs. Kamal Shalorus
-L.C. Davis (146) vs. Diego Nunes (146)
-John Franchi (145) vs. Cub Swanson (146)
-Antonio Banuelos (136) vs
Kenji Osawa (136)
-Ricardo Lamas (155) vs. James Krause (156)
-Frank Gomez (136) vs. Seth Dikun (136)