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WEC 53 Bonuses: Roller, Wineland, Pettis & Henderson with 10K Wins

Written on December 17, 2010 by John Paul Vill

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WEC 53 marks the end of the WEC era. Next year, WEC and sister company UFC will merge into one. WEC 53 fighters bagged stashes of cash for their action-packed performances.

Eddie Wineland, Shane Roller, Anthony Pettis and Benson Henderson lead the “Fight Night” bonuses for their performances at Thursday’s WE3 52 event. Each fighter earned a whooping $10,000. Wineland is awarded “Knockout of the Night” award, while Roller bagged the “Submission of the Night” bonus, and Pettis and Henderson earned “Fight of the Night” honors. […]

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Urijah Faber’s Plans for His Career

Written on November 10, 2010 by Markham Mencken

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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.

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A Bright Future for Faber

Written on November 08, 2010 by Markham Mencken

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"I feel great at this new weight. My body feels incredible, and I’m still motivated to fight. These next couple of years are going to be awesome.” -- Urijah Faber

The UFC-WEC merger poses a good and bright future for Urijah Faber. During his Savage Dog Show interview on Sherdog Radio Network, Faber pointed out that UFC is a top brand while WEC has the most exciting fighters. And for him, the two promotions is a great combination. On a business point of view, everything will skyrocket. The bonuses will run from $10,000 to $65,000, and the pay-per-view averages and viewer count will also go up.

When asked about his drop to 135 pounds, Faber stated that it’s going to give him another edge in the competition. Being tough, skilled and creative, his weight loss will make him faster and just as strong as the other fighters. With that, Takeya Mizugaki should view this as a threat for their upcoming WEC 52 match. Indeed, Urijah Faber is looking forward to his brighter days in the future.

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Two New Bouts on WEC 52

Written on November 04, 2010 by Markham Mencken

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Following the UFC-WEC merger announcement, the line up for WEC 52 was all shaken up. Luckily, new bouts were added and the November 11 event is now full steam ahead.

World Extreme Cagefighting has added two new bouts for its November 11 card after the UFC-WEC merger announcements. WEC 52 will take place at the Palms Casino Resort’s Pearl Theater in Las Vegas. The event will feature a co-main event pitting Chad Mendes and Javier Vasquez, in addition to a featherweight clash between Erik Koch and Francisco Rivera.
The WEC 52 will be headlined by Urijah Faber’s bantamweight debut versus Takeya Mizugaki.

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