WEC 53 Results
The ultimate WEC event has come to its end, as the winners of the event are declared. With WEC merging with UFC, a new bantamweight champion was named and a new lightweight contender is called.
The last World Extreme Cagefighting’s historic and promotion-ending event has officially come to its terminal point, and the WEC 53 results are in. The WEC 53 features a championship doubleheader that took place at the Jobing.com Arena in Glendale, Arizona. Last night’s WEC event highlights a lightweight title match between Benson Henderson and Anthony Pettis. In addition to this, Bantamweight kingpin, Dominic Cruz, puts his title on the line as he locked horns with Scott Jorgensen. Due to the UFC-WEC merger, the winner of Henderson vs. Pettis bout will get a UFC lightweight title shot, while the triumphant fighter of Cruz vs. Jorgensen will be crowned as UFC’s first 135-pound champion.
Who among your favorite WEC fighters took home the jackpot, and who went out of the cage empty-handed? The complete WEC 53 results are posted below.
WEC 53 Complete Results
Renan Barao def. Chris Cariaso via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 1, 3:47.
Yuri Alcantara def. Ricardo Lamas via knockout (punches) – Round 1, 3:26.
Danny Castillo def. Will Kerr via knockout (punches) – Round 1, 1:25.
Eddie Wineland def. Ken Stone via knockout (slam) – Round 1, 2:11.
Brad Pickett def. Ivan Menjivar via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28).
Shane Roller def. Jamie Varner via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 1, 3:55.
Danny Downes def. Tiequan Zhang via unanimous decision.
Kamal Shalorus def. Bart Palaszewski via split decision.
Donald Cerrone def. Chris Horodecki via submission (triangle choke) – Round 2, 2:43.
Dominick Cruz def. Scott Jorgensen via unanimous decision
He will retain his WEC bantamweight title and become the first-ever UFC bantamweight champion.
Anthony Pettis def. Ben Henderson via unanimous decision
He will claim the WEC lightweight title.