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WEC 53 Results

Written on December 17, 2010 by Markham Mencken

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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 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.

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Henderson vs Pettis Title Match for WEC 53

Written on September 24, 2010 by Markham Mencken

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December 16 will definitely be a showdown between Smooth and Showtime, as Anthony Pettis attempts to snatch the title from Benson Henderson. Can Henderson keep the crown on his head?

Benson Henderson is once again putting his lightweight crown in line as he defends his title against Anthony Pettis at WEC 53. Benson “Smooth” Henderson has won 11 straight competition en route to being proclaimed as the best 155-pound fighter in the world. Meanwhile, Anthony “Showtime” Pettis is a 23-year-old contender that has a record of 4-1 anchoring his resume. With a Knockout of the Night and Submission of the Night awards attached to his name, he has all the tools to be a kingpin one day. Will that one day be on December 16 at Arizona? That remains to be seen.

Just don’t forget to keep it locked here at Fighting Insider for more WEC 53 news.

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