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UFC Releases Rob Kimmons and Chris Camozzi

Written on March 24, 2011 by Markham Mencken

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Middleweight fighters - Rob Kimmons and Chris Camozzi - are the latest victims of the UFC's roster purge.

UFC made another roster purge, as the promotion let go of middleweight fighters Rob Kimmons and Chris Camozzi.

Rob Kimmons leaves the organization after a three-year run under the UFC banner, with a 20-3 record. His release was due to back-to-back losses against Kyle Noke at UFC 122 and Dongi Yang at UFC on Versus 3.

Chris Camozzi’s release, on the other hand, was also prompted with a loss against Kyle Noke at UFC 127

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Chad Mendes Signs His First UFC Contract

Written on February 10, 2011 by John Paul Vill

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Chad Mendes is now under the UFC umbrella.

The featherweight contender Chad Mendes (10-0 MMA, 1-0 UFC) is now under the biggest MMA promotional organization: UFC.

After his decision win over Japanese fighter Michihiro Omigawa (12-9-1 MMA, 0-3 UFC) this past UFC 126 event, Mendes signed his debut contract to UFC.

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Best WEC Fighters of all Time

Written on December 25, 2010 by Markham Mencken

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As WEC joins the UFC family, the biggest MMA promotion in the land just got bigger and gained great fighters. That being said, Fighting Insider is listing the best WEC fighters of all time.

Just because WEC merged to UFC, it does not mean that Fighting Insider can no longer give recognition to the best fighters of the promotion. Being a home of the world’s toughest lightweight, bantamweight and featherweight fighters since 2001, WEC features some of the most exciting cage warriors in Mixed Martial Arts.

The best WEC Fighters of all time are listed after the break.

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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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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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Chad Mendes Enjoys Beating Javier Vasquez

Written on November 14, 2010 by John Paul Vill

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"I trained hard. I knew I was going to go in there and kick his butt. I basically just laughed [Vazquez's talk] off. When I was back home training, I used it as motivation to push myself through each workout. I went in there and did what I had to do, and I came out victorious." ---Chad Mendes

For WEC bantamweight prospect Chad Mendes (9-0 MMA, 4-0 WEC), his WEC 52 fight with veteran Javier Vazquez (15-5 MMA, 2-3 WEC) is another learning experience. After criticisms from Vasquez, Mendes stepped into the cage grateful and relaxed. He simply executed the game plan whereas the anger was replaced by happiness.

“I enjoyed it a lot,” Mendes said of his win. “The guy was talking crap. I’ve never had an opponent do that until now.”

“It was pretty disrespectful sending stuff up to my room all week – a jar of baby food with a spoon, stuffed animals and toys. There were notes with each one saying stupid stuff on them. Basically, I just didn’t let it get to me.”

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The Official WEC 52 Weigh-In Results

Written on November 11, 2010 by John Paul Vill

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The official results for the WEC 52 weigh-ins are in hand. WEC 52 will take place this Thursday at The Pearl at the Palms, Las Vegas.

Finally, the official WEC 52 fighters’ weigh-in results is released. The weigh-in even took place at the Key West Ballroom at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas today.

The event headliners Urijah Faber and Takeya Mizugaki both weighed 136 pounds for their bantamweight main-event fight.

The preliminary-card fighter Zack Micklewright came in at 158 pounds for his lightweight bout. He was given an additional hour to make the 156-pound limit. After the hour given, he got the 156-weight limit and his fight with Dustin Poirier is good to go.

The Pearl at the Palms will host the WEC 52 fight night. See the complete results after the skip.

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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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