Uriah Faber vs. Jens Pulver II was a WEC 38 bantamweight fight that took place on January 25, 2009.
The two met previously at WEC 34 in 2008. Uriah Faber won by unanimous decision after a hard fought match.
Pulver lost his next fight, losing by KO to Leonard Garcia in Round 1. Faber lost his next fight, and the WEC belt when he was stopped by Mike Brown in Round 1 by KO. It was time for these two to get it on again.
Round 1: Faber and Pulver meet right in the center. They feel each other out briefly and Faber blasts forward with a front kick to the body. They continue circling, Pulver looking more cautious than Faber. Faber steps in, tries to throw a high kick, and Pulver catches it and takes him down. Pulver hovers over Faber who is throwing several strong upkicks that push Jens back.
Faber gets enough space and jumps up to his feet. Pulver comes in and throws an overhand left that barely misses. As he’s in close, Pulver grabs Uriah into a clinch and attempts to throw knees. Uriah defends and scrambles, until he is able to take Pulver down to the canvas. Pulver immediately fights his way back to his feet, while Faber has a hold of his waist. Uriah tries to land a knee upstairs, but misses. Pulver pushes away, and the two square off again. Faber throws another high kick that Pulver blocks with his glove. Pulver is pushing the action by moving forward, attacking Faber with punches.
Faber avoids his shots and spins Pulver’s back against the cage. Faber pulls Pulver’s neck down and throws a knee. It appears to land, but it doesn’t do much damage. The two separate again. Faber throws a strong right hand but Pulver avoids and throws a counter shot of his own. He misses as well. They engage in the center again. Uriah rushes Pulver with an attempted left hook that he uses to push Jens back into the cage.
Pulver gets his back off of the cage and they both scramble in the clinch. They separate and Uriah throws another high kick. The kick does no damage and Jens moves forward. Jens throws a couple of jabs that miss, then Uriah responds with a couple counter punches.
They don’t look like hard shots, but suddenly Pulver looks dazed on his feet. Uriah sees it and charges Pulver with punches. Pulver is trying to avoid his attack but Faber is relentless. Faber finally catches Pulver with a knee that drops him to the mat. Uriah pounces, dropping punches to the side of Pulver’s face. Pulver grabs one of Uriah’s legs and twists him around, but Uriah grabs Jens neck in a partial guillotine choke and drops down. Uriah is only squeezing his neck for a couple seconds when Pulver quickly taps out. The referee jumps in and separates the two. Uriah Faber is the winner, defeating Jens Pulver by guillotine choke in the 1st Round.