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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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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 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.

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The Official WEC 53 Weigh-In Results

Written on December 16, 2010 by John Paul Vill

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Before the merge with UFC happen, WEC ends the year right with WEC 53. Let's get ready to rumble as Henderson vs Pettis and Cruz vs Jorgensen burn down the house.

The “WEC 53: Henderson vs. Pettis” fighter weigh-ins took place today, and all the competitors successfully made weight.

Today’s event took place at Jobing.com Arena in Glendale, Ariz., the same site that will host Thursday’s Versus-broadcast event.

All four co-headliners and title fighters weighed without any further issues.

WEC 53 features lightweight champ Ben Henderson (155 pounds) vs. Anthony Pettis (154.5) and bantamweight champ Dominick Cruz (134.5) vs. Scott Jorgensen (135) in the co-headliners. Henderson, however, voluntarily and immediately stripped and weighed in while standing behind a towel, which means he narrowly made the 155-pound limit for his title fight.

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WEC 53 Weigh-ins Takes Place on Dec. 15

Written on December 08, 2010 by John Paul Vill

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The much awaited World Extreme Cagefighting final event weigh-ins is set. The fighters that will commence the said championship will be stepping on the scale on December 15,2010 at the Jobing.com Arena in Glendale, Ariz.

The official fighter weigh-ins for World Extreme Cagefighting’s final event is set. The weigh-ins will take place on Dec. 15 at Jobing.com Arena in Glendale, Ariz. The very same venue that will host the following day’s Versus-televised WEC 53 event and championship doubleheader.

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

The whole WEC 53 fight card is posted after the break.

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Wineland vs Stone on WEC 53

Written on November 10, 2010 by Markham Mencken

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The last event for World Extreme Cagefighting is fast approaching, and it seems that the best fights are saved for WEC 53. The first WEC Bantamweight champion will compete against a newcomer. It's showtime!

Eddie Wineland is expected to meet the newcomer, Ken Stone, at WEC 53 on December 16. The bout has been agreed upon already, and contracts are soon to be finalized. WEC 53 will be the final event for World Extreme Cagefighting, before the UFC-WEC merger in 2011. The tourney will take action in Jobing,com Arena in Glendale, Arizona.

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Horodecki vs Cerrone at WEC 53

Written on October 22, 2010 by Markham Mencken

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It looks like Mark Hominick won't be the only Team Tompkins product who will get a step up in competition for his next WEC fight. Chris Horodecki is slated to take on former WEC number one lightweight contender Donald "Cowboy" Cerrone at WEC 53.

Another member of Team Tompkins will step up in a competition for the next WEC fight. Chris Horodecki is set to lock horns with Donald Cerrone at WEC 53, on December 16 in Phoenix, Arizona.

Chris Horodecki is carrying a 16-2 record in his resume, but was not able to grace his way impressively under the WEC banner. Donald Cerrone, on the other hand, is carrying a notable unanimous decision win over WEC lightweight champ Jamie Varner.

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WEC 53 Adds up Two Title Bouts to its Card

Written on September 29, 2010 by John Paul Vill

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WEC 53 marks its debut in Arizona by putting a head to head double headliners on their card. This is part of their year-end championship of the promotion.

Ben Henderson and Dominick Cruz will defend their titles against Anthony Pettis and Scott Jorgensen on WEC 53. The fight will take place on Dec. 16 at Glendale, Ariz., the WEC announced Monday.

This is the first time for WEC to promore a card in Arizona. Commonly known to fans as AMP Energy’s “Hometown Takedown Contest”.

It was just last week when Henderson (12-1) signed in for the fight making it official for the lightweight title defense. A defense infront of his hometown. He shows off a 5-0 in WEC and victories over his last 11 fights. Last April he submitted Donal Cerrone with a guillotine choke to hold on to his belt. With straight wins over Danny Castillo, Alex Karalexis and Shane Roller.

Meanwhile, Cruz (16-1) broke out earlier by claiming the WEC bantamweight belt away from brian Bowles by TKO and retained it against Joseph Benavidez in August. That same event, Jorgensen (11-3) defeated Brad Pickett and claimed the No.1 contender spot. Jorgensen has won five of his games since october 2009.

WEC 53 will air on Versus at 9 p.m. ET.

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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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