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WEC 34 “Faber vs. Pulver” Results


  • Champion Urijah Faber def. Jens Pulver via unanimous decision
    WEC Featherweight Championship
  • Champion Miguel Torres def. Yoshiro Maeda via TKO – Round 3, 5:00
    WEC Bantamweight Championship
  • Mark Munoz def. Chuck Grigsby via KO – Round 1, 4:15
  • Rob McCullough def. Kenneth Alexander via split decision
  • Donald Cerrone def. Danny Castillo via submission – Round 1, 1:30
  • Mike Brown def. Jeff Curran via unanimous decision
  • Will Ribeiro def. Chase Beebe via split decision
  • Tim McKenzie def. Jeremy Lang via submission – Round 3, 0:40
  • Alex Serdyukov def. Luis Sapo via TKO – Round 1, 5:00
  • Jose Aldo def. Alexandre Nogueira via TKO – Round 2, 3:22
  • Dominick Cruz def. Charlie Valencia via unanimous decision



ROUND 1 – There’s no touch of gloves for this one and Faber gets started quickly with a solid series of punches. Faber continues to tag Pulver with rights. He slips and Pulver pounces onto the WEC champ but they both return to their feet. Pulver is accidentally poked in the eye but the action quickly resumed. Pulver connects with a good knee. Pulver improves late in the round but Faber continues to land right hands. Good late combo by Pulver. scores the round 10-9 Faber.

ROUND 2 – Pulver is accidentally kicked in the groin early in round two and after a brief break they quickly resume. Faber gets a takedown on the restart but they return to their feed. Faber rocks Pulver a combination and continues with a series of strikes that Pulver is narrowly able to survive. Now it’s Pulver’s turn, who comes back with a solid combination led by a hard left hand that hurts Faber who then shoots for a takedown. Both fighters return to their feet late and trade before the round concludes. scores the round 10-9 Faber.

ROUND 3 – Faber again utilizes his right hand to open the third round and it finds its mark. Pulver with a big kick to the body. Faber counters with a kick and then shoots for a takedown. Pulver sprawls and ends up on top in a scramble. Faber reverses and claims the top position but Pulver neutralizes and they are soon restarted by the referee. They trade again late as the horn sounds to mark the end of the third. The closest round thus far on the scorecards. scores the round 10-9 Faber.

ROUND 4 – Pulver is hit by a Faber combo to open the fourth. Another solid combination by Faber sets up a takedown. They remain on the mat for the remainder of the frame with Faber peppering elbows onto Pulver to win the fourth round and take a dominating lead on the scorecards. scores the round 10-9 Faber.

ROUND 5 – Pulver avoids a Faber takedown and looks for the knockout but it’s not to be had as Faber avoids the punches. Pulver connects with a hard left. Pulver again connects but Faber gets one more takedown to win the final round on the scorecards and rides his way to a unanimous decision victory to retain the promotion’s 145-pound title. scores the round 10-9 Faber and the bout 50-45 Faber.

Champion Urijah Faber defeats Jens Pulver via unanimous decision (50-45, 50-44, 50-44)


ROUND 1– Torres slips avoiding a kick and Maeda follows him to the mat but Torres is quickly back on his feet and presses the action, landing a series of knees and kicks that has Maeda running away. They go to the ground and Torres nearly finishes of his foe with an armbar but Maeda escapes and Torres gets back to his feet. Their pair exchange some solid knees. The go back-and-forth with more strikes before Maeda catches a kick and Torres pulls guard. They briefly trade on the ground before returning to their feet and again go back-and-forth. The pace finally slows briefly before Torres scores a good punch-kick combo just before the end of the frame. scores the round 10-9 Torres.

ROUND 2 – Maeda again makes Torres slip avoiding a kick early in the second round and makes him pay, brutally landing leg kicks. Torres comes back with a up kick that hits Maeda on the chin. Back on their feet the war wages on and the pair again go back and forth with hard punches, kicks, and knees. The fight again hits the mat and both simultaneously secure toe holds. Neither taps however and they scramble away and return to their feet. After another offensive series on their feet Torres secures a guillotine then mounts Maeda late and lands a series of good kicks to the ribs to steal the second round. scores the second round 10-9 Torres.

ROUND 3 – Both fighters are bloodied, bruised, and battered. Torres scores a solid combination to open the round. Torres continues to connect as the round wages on and Maeda’s eye starts to swell. It’s all Torres in the third but Maeda survives the round despite landing very little in contrast to the previous back-and-forth rounds. scores the round 10-9 Torres.

Between rounds the doctor rules Maeda is unable to continue due his his eye, which has now swollen shut, and Torres remains the promotion’s bantamweight champion.

Miguel Torres defeats Yoshiro Maeda via technical knockout (doctor’s stoppage) – Round 3, 5:00


ROUND 1 – A brief feeling out period before Munoz shoots multiple times and Grigsby, with a distinct size advantage, sprawls to remain on his feet. Munoz and Grigsby clinch before they fall to the mat and Munoz lands in side control. Grigsby quickly gets back to full guard and looks for submissions but none are to be had. Munoz quickly gains the upper hand and pounds on Grigsby before transitioning to side control. The ground and pound assault continues and Munoz knocks Grigsby out before referee Steve Mazzagatti can halt the bout late in the opening round.

Mark Munoz defeats Chuck Grigsby via knockout – Round 1, 4:15


ROUND 1 – There’s little action in the opening minute as they attempt to get a feel for one another. Alexander shoots for a takedown but McCullough reverses and takes Alexander down. They work back to their feet but there’s little strikes and next none land. Alexander again shoots for a takedown and McCoullough tags him with a punch to avoid the takedown. High kick by Alexander is blocked.  Punch-kick combo by McCullough. Alexander with a decent combo and they lock up but quickly break. Alexander shoots again but McCullough hits him with a knee on the way in that just misses but Alexander again returns to his feet. The round ends. scores the round 10-9 McCullough.

ROUND 2 – They stand and trade early before Alexander shoots and finally takes McCullough to the ground but they quickly return to their feet. McCullough misses and Alexander shoots but McCullough sprawls and they’re both back up. The boos from the crowd continue to get louder as the fight wages on with little damage done. Body kick by Alexander is blocked. Solid uppercut and kick by Alexander. McCullough counters with a kick of his own. Alexander misses a head kick. Inside leg kick by McCullough. Another late-knee by McCullough just misses. Alexander gets a takedown and lands in half guard but he’s unable to do anything on the ground before the round concludes. scores the round 10-9 Alexander.

ROUND 3 – Both fighters are much more active to start the final round as the pair trade much more solid strikes. Alexander catches McCullough with a solid knee. Overhand by Alexander misses. Solid leg kick by McCullough followed by another. Punch-kick combo by McCullough knocks Alexander down and he returns to his feet and locks up with McCullough. McCullough accidentally knees Alexander in the groin and the fight is halted to allow Alexander time to recover. They quickly resume and Alexander shoots but McCullough sprawls and remains standing. They clinch against the cage briefly then separate momentarily before clinching again. Knees to the body by McCullough before they again separate. Alexander takes McCullough down but McCullough provides most of the offense on the ground in the form of elbows before they both get back to their feet. Alexander works for another takedown but McCullough defends the attempt as the final round ends. scores the round 10-9 McCullough. On our cards it’s 29-28 in favor of McCullough but this one could go either way as neither fighter did enough to clearly win any of the three rounds.

Rob McCullough defeats Kenneth Alexander via split decision (30-27, 30-27, 28-29)


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