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Pulver vs. Garcia confirmed for WEC 36

The WEC confirmed today that former UFC lightweight champion Jens Pulver will take on Leonard Garcia on Sept. 10 at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida.

This featherweight bout will air on the Versus-televised card alongside the featherweight title bout between champ Urijah Faber and Mike Brown, and the middleweight title rematch between champ Paulo Filho and Chael Sonnen.

Pulver (22-9-1) left the UFC after a loss to BJ Penn at the coach vs. coach at "The Ultimate Fighter 5 Finale" in June 2007 and joined the WEC in December with a 35-second submission win over Cub Swanson. One win in the WEC was enough for management to set up a much for a title shot for the Miletich fighter against poster boy Faber on June 1 at WEC 34, where Pulver lost a hard-fought five-round unanimous decision.

Garcia (11-3) needed only 91 seconds to knock out top ranked Hiroyuki Takaya in February. However, Garcia living up to his "Bad Boy" nickname, was arrested in March for his alleged connection in a drug trafficking ring. Garcia maintained his innocence, explaining that it was his poor choice of involving himself with the wrong people that linked him to the drug bust. With the charges dropped in July due to lack of evidence, Garcia will look to put the arrest behind him with a fight that could put him next in line for Faber's belt.

WEC 36: Faber vs. Brown
Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2008
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, FL

145 lbs. | Urijah Faber vs. Mike Brown
185 lbs. | Paulo Filho vs. Chael Sonnen
145 lbs. | Jens Pulver vs. Leonard Garcia
185 lbs. | Jake Rosholt vs. Danillo Villefort
155 lbs. | "Razor" Rob McCullough vs. Donald Cerrone
145 lbs. | Rani Yayha vs. Yoshiro Maeda
185 lbs. | David Avellan vs. Tim McKenzie
170 lbs. | Johny Hendricks vs. Alex Serdyukov
155 lbs. | Danny Castillo vs. Ed Ratcliff