by Jeff Cain – MMAWeekly.com
Former World Extreme Cagefighting featherweight titleholder “The California Kid,” Urijah Faber, will be watching the WEC 44 main event between current champion Mike Thomas Brown and challenger Jose Aldo with a keen eye.

Having lost the belt to Brown at WEC 36 in November 2008 and giving up a unanimous decision in a rematch, Faber knows Brown well.

“As far as being well-rounded, I think Mike Brown’s the more well-rounded fighter,” Faber told MMAWeekly.com. “He’s definitely the bigger and the stronger.”

Sizing up Aldo, Faber commented, “Jose Aldo has a natural talent for striking that puts him above a lot of the guys in the WEC. I would say as far as the striking goes and being dangerous with kicks and punches, I’ve got to give the edge to Jose Aldo.

“Both guys are mentally tough,” added the former champion. “Speed is going to be a factor, but wrestling is always going to be a factor also. I think it could go either way. It’s going to be speed versus power and experience. It’s going to be a great fight. I’m looking forward to that.”

Mike Brown puts his WEC featherweight title on the line against Jose Aldo on Nov. 18 at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas.