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Henderson vs Pettis, Greenlits WEC’s Final Showdown

Written on November 23, 2010 by Markham Mencken

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The final showdown of World Extreme Cagefighting is fast approaching, and the promotion is keen to end the run with an explosive fight. Check out the who's who of the upcoming WEC 53.

The is set to end its promotional run with a bang. Headlining the final event will be a lightweight championship match between and . Whoever gets the title will face the winner of the UFC 125 lightweight championship bout, pitting Frankie Edgar contra Gray Maynard.

But that’s not the only strap up for grabs. Former Bantamweight king is slated to meet at , in addition to Dominic Cruz’s Bantamweight title defense against Scott Jorgensen. The winner of the Bantamweight match will be the official UFC Bantamweight Champion after the .

WEC 53: Ben Henderson vs Anthony Pettis have 11 official fights, and will air on Thursday, December 16, live on Versus from the Jobing.com Arena in Glendale, Arizona.

Main card

Ben Henderson vs. Anthony Pettis
vs. Scott Jorgensen
Donald Cerrone vs. Chris Horodecki

Preliminary card

Bart Palaszewski vs. Kamal Shalorus
Zhang Tie Quan vs. Danny Downes
Jamie Varner vs. Shane Roller
Brad Pickett vs. Ivan Menjivar
Eddie Wineland vs. Ken Stone
Dannny Castillo vs. Will Kerr
vs. Yuri Alcantara
vs. Renan Barão

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