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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 after the jump.Read the rest of the article »
A bright future is certainly coming along Urijah Faber's way, and he already have plans for it. After defeating Mizugaki on the penultimate event of WEC, he is eyeing a rematch against Dominick Cruz.
For four years, Urijah Faber has been the face of World Extreme Cagefighting. A long-reigning featherweight champion, he’s the only WEC star that could rival his popularity with any UFC counterpart. And with the news about UFC-WEC merger, it seems like Faber will be having his place among the elite
Still, that time will not come, until he headlines another WEC fight. And if all goes well, Faber will take on Mizugaki before gracing his way to the UFC. After that, it is possible that Faber will have a rematch to the only MMA fighter that he abhors — Dominick Cruz.Read the rest of the article »
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