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WEC 53 Adds up Two Title Bouts to its Card

Written on September 29, 2010 by John Paul Vill

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WEC 53 marks its debut in Arizona by putting a head to head double headliners on their card. This is part of their year-end championship of the promotion.

Ben Henderson and will defend their titles against and Scott Jorgensen on . The fight will take place on Dec. 16 at Glendale, Ariz., the announced Monday.

This is the first time for WEC to promore a card in Arizona. Commonly known to fans as AMP Energy’s “Hometown Takedown Contest”.

It was just last week when Henderson (12-1) signed in for the fight making it official for the lightweight title defense. A defense infront of his hometown. He shows off a 5-0 in WEC and victories over his last 11 fights. Last April he submitted Donal Cerrone with a guillotine choke to hold on to his belt. With straight wins over Danny Castillo, Alex Karalexis and Shane Roller.

Meanwhile, Cruz (16-1) broke out earlier by claiming the WEC bantamweight belt away from brian Bowles by TKO and retained it against Joseph Benavidez in August. That same event, Jorgensen (11-3) defeated Brad Pickett and claimed the No.1 contender spot. Jorgensen has won five of his games since october 2009.

WEC 53 will air on Versus at 9 p.m. ET.

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