11.14.2007 - 12:52:00 PM -
Paulo Filho to defend title against Chael Sonnen
WEC 31 takes place December 12th on the VERSUS network at 9PM EST. There are slated to be 3 title fights with 2 of the bouts previously announced as Doug Marshall vs Ariel Gandulla and Urijah Faber vs Jeff Curran. It has been rumored that Paulo Filho would fight but no opponent was confirmed. Kevin Iole of Yahoo! Sports confirmed that Chael Sonnen would fight Paulo Filho for the gold on Dec. 12th.
11.09.2007 - 8:44:00 AM -
WEC announces 3 title fights for WEC 31; Debut of Jens Pulver
The WEC announced three title fights for their upcoming WEC 31 event. The event will air live on the VERSUS beginning at 9PM EST. Doug Marshall will fight Ariel Gandulla for the light heavyweight title. Jeff Curran will challenge the 145 lb. Champion Urijah Faber for the featherweight title. Paulo Filho is expected to defend his middleweight title but no challenger has been announced yet. Jens "Lil' Evil" Pulver will make his WEC debut against Cub Swanson. Here's a little taste of the press release:
Las Vegas - With three world titles on the line as well as the return of a true mixed martial arts legend, the World Extreme Cagefighting (WEC) event on Wednesday, December 12th is not only the biggest and best WEC show of the year, it may be the greatest card in the six year history of the organization.
Featuring WEC Featherweight Champion "The California Kid" Urjiah Faber against Jeff "Big Frog" Curran, "The Rhino" Doug Marshall defending his Light Heavyweight title against Cuba's own Ariel Gandulla, Paulo Filho returning to the Cage to defend his WEC Middleweight crown, and former UFC Lightweight Champion Jens "Lil' Evil" Pulver making his WEC debut at 145 lbs. against rising star Cub Swanson, the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas will be rocked off its foundations by the most explosive MMA action of 2007.