SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Mike Brown has defended his WEC
featherweight title with a unanimous decision over Urijah Faber, narrowly hanging on to the belt he took from Faber seven months ago.
Showing no intimidation from a raucous crowd of more than 12,000
in Faber's hometown, Brown's superior ground game and solid defense
separated him from Faber on all three judges' scorecards in his second title defense.
Brown took the 145-pound title from Faber with a first-round stoppage last year, dramatically ending Faber's lengthy reign atop the division.
Their rematch was among the biggest events in the history of the World Extreme Cagefighting, the popular lighter-weight MMA promotion owned by UFC.