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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. […]Read the rest of the article »
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.Read the rest of the article »
The tickets for the upcoming year-end championship of WEC is up for grabs. Better hurry or be left out!
Tickets for the upcoming WEC year-end championship double header “WEC 53: Henderson vs. Pettis,” is on sale this week. The event which was officially announced last Monday and will take place on December 16 at Jobing.com Arena in Glendale Arizona near Phoenix.
Tickets will go on sale to the public this Thursday, September 30 but a pre-sale was made day before. At exactly 3 PM, the General Public can purchase the tickets. Tickets are from $35 to $165 and are available at all Ticketmaster locations, as well as the venue’s box office.
WEC 53 features lightweight champ Ben Henderson (12-1 MMA, 5-0 WEC) vs. Anthony Pettis (11-1 MMA, 4-1 WEC) and bantamweight champ Dominick Cruz (16-1 MMA, 6-1 WEC) vs. Scott Jorgensen (11-3 MMA, 7-2 WEC). Both of these fights are part of the night’s Versus-televised main card.
“Arizona deserved a card like this after winning the Amp Energy Hometown Takedown contest,” WEC General Manager Reed Harris stated. “Fans in the Phoenix market voted for over two months and beat out 30 other cities to bring WEC to their area. Now, we are bringing fans two awesome title fights to Jobing.com Arena.”View Article Source »
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.View Article Source »
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