Miguel Angel Torres (34-1) def. Yoshihiro Maeda (23-5-2) to retain the WEC bantamweight title. The doctor recommended a stoppage at the end of the third round, as Maeda’s right eye was swollen shut. Torres found his range in the third round connecting with numerous punches to damage the eye.
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Mark Munoz (4-0) def. Chuck Grigsby (15-4) via ground and pound at 4:15 of the first round. Once Munoz, the former NCAA wrestling champion from Oklahoma State, got the takedown, he put on a dominant performance against his 6-foot-6 foe. Munoz has has tremendous velocity in punches from left field while on the ground. He’d throw a series, back out, and then wait for an open to throw another series of punches. Munoz puts Grigsby’s lights out with punches from the top.
Urijah Faber (21-1) def. Jens Pulver (22-9-1) to retain the WEC featherweight title via unanimous decision. There was no specific moment in a fight that promised a lot and delivered even more. In a shootout, Faber had the higher caliber weapons, but he couldn’t put Pulver away. Both men were tested both in recovery ability and guts as each had to come back from being hurt in taking shots that would have finished most fighters. Faber, the hometown favorite, connected more in a five-round battle of punches, kicks, knees and takedowns.
Brian Stann is a Captain for the US Marines and fights for World Extreme Cagefighting. On March 26, 2008 Stann defeated Doug Marshall to become the WEC Light Heavyweight champion. With this victory, Stann’s MMA record reached 6-0, with five victories in the WEC.
Brian visited the Howard Stern Radio Show in New York to promote the upcoming WEC fight with Jenz Pulver and Urijah Faber. He also presented a prize to the winner of the contest Hottest Chick, Ugliest Scar.
Brian Stann came in to present Tiffany, the winner of Hottest Chick Ugliest Scar contest, with the $5,000 prize, and Howard asked him about his two tours of Iraq. Brian said Artie and Gary shouldn’t be concerned about their safety over there during their USO tour, as they’ll be kept far from danger: “The casualty rate is so far down now.” Howard wondered how Brian was able to pleasure himself when he was over there, so Brian explained that he would make arrangements for private moments away from other marines: “That’s the key.”
Brian told Howard about earning the Silver Star in Iraq and once knocking a fellow cagefighter out inside of 16 seconds, so Howard said he felt emasculated by the presence of a real man: “You are so much more of a man than I am. I’m going to go put on a little sundress, heels and a bra.” Brian then congratulated Tiffany on her prize and positive attitude, and Tiffany announced that she’d use the money for driving school.