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World Extreme Cagefighting President: Scott Avatar

 

At the post fight press conference of WEC 50 president Reed Harris announced he had been diagnosed with a serious illness that would force him to relinquish his duties. Ultimate Fighting Championship President Dana White was present to introduce the man who would be taking over, Scott Avatar. Avatar had previously been a talent scout for the UFC finding young stars such as Jon Jones, Todd Duffee and Evan Dunham.

 

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I'm going to do a World Extreme Cagefighting Diary. I will try to update frequently and keep it as realistic as possible. I encourage you to post predictions, make suggestions, comment on fights you want to see or simply say anything diary related here. In this post I will be keeping an updated weightclass ranking, upcoming events and previous events. Check back after every event for updates.

 

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Rankings(champions are in bold)

 

Lightweight

1-Ben Henderson

2-Anthony Pettis

3-Chris Horodecki

4-Shane Roller

5-Bart Palaszewski

6-Donald Cerrone

7-Dave Jansen

8-Karen Darabedyan

9-Jamie Varner

10-Bendy Casimir

 

Featherweight

1-Manvel Gamburyan

2-Jose Aldo

3-Mike Thomas Brown

4-Raphael Assuncao

5-Josh Grispi

6-Mark Hominick

7-Chad Mendes

8-Leonard Garcia

9-Brandon Visher

10-Diego Nunes

 

Bantamweight

1-Dominick Cruz

2-Brian Bowles

3-Urijah Faber

4-Joseph Benavidez

5-Miguel Torres

6-Scott Jorgensen

7-Damacio Page

8-Rani Yaha

9-Takeya Mizugaki

10-Wagnney Fabiano

 

Upcoming Events

WEC 53: Henderson vs Pettis

 

Previous Events

WEC 1-49(pre-game)

WEC 51: Aldo vs Gamburyan

WEC 52: Faber vs Mizugaki

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WEC 51: Aldo vs Gamburyan Announced

 

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September 30, 2010

Broomfield, Colorado

 

Main Event

Jose Aldo(17-1)© vs Manvel Gamburyan(11-4)

 

Co-Main Event

Donald Cerrone(11-3) vs Jamie Varner(16-3-1)

 

Main Card

Miguel Torres(37-3) vs Charlie Valencia(12-5)

Chan Sung Jung(10-2) vs George Roop(10-6-1)

Leonard Garcia(14-5-1) vs Mark Hominick(18-8)

 

Prelims

Zhang Tie Quan(11-0) vs Jason Reinhardt(20-1)

Mike Thomas Brown(23-6) vs Jonathan Brookins(10-3)

Chris Horodecki(15-2) vs Ed Ratcliff(7-1)

Diego Nunes(14-1) vs Tyler Toner(10-1)

Antonio Banuelos(17-6) vs Chad George(11-5)

Demetrious Johnson(5-1) vs Noah Thomas(13-5)

 

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He better do .. :p

 

Main Event

Jose Aldo(17-1)© vs Manvel Gamburyan(11-4)

 

Co-Main Event

Donald Cerrone(11-3) vs Jamie Varner(16-3-1)

 

Main Card

Miguel Torres(37-3) vs Charlie Valencia(12-5)

Chan Sung Jung(10-2) vs George Roop(10-6-1)

Leonard Garcia(14-5-1) vs Mark Hominick(18-8)

 

Prelims

Zhang Tie Quan(11-0) vs Jason Reinhardt(20-1)

Mike Thomas Brown(23-6) vs Jonathan Brookins(10-3)

Chris Horodecki(15-2) vs Ed Ratcliff(7-1)

Diego Nunes(14-1) vs Tyler Toner(10-1)

Antonio Banuelos(17-6) vs Chad George(11-5)

Demetrious Johnson(5-1) vs Noah Thomas(13-5)

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I tried to make a WEC dynasty some time ago, and I lost interest. Good luck man, hope that doesn't happen to you. Are you taking predictions?

 

I'll probably maintain interest I have a lot of ideas for this and I'm going to make a big change.

 

I'd love to get some predictions!

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Main Event

Jose Aldo(17-1)© vs Manvel Gamburyan(11-4)

 

Co-Main Event

Donald Cerrone(11-3) vs Jamie Varner(16-3-1)

 

Main Card

Miguel Torres(37-3) vs Charlie Valencia(12-5)

Chan Sung Jung(10-2) vs George Roop(10-6-1)

Leonard Garcia(14-5-1) vs Mark Hominick(18-8)

 

Prelims

Zhang Tie Quan(11-0) vs Jason Reinhardt(20-1)

Mike Thomas Brown(23-6) vs Jonathan Brookins(10-3)

Chris Horodecki(15-2) vs Ed Ratcliff(7-1)

Diego Nunes(14-1) vs Tyler Toner(10-1)

Antonio Banuelos(17-6) vs Chad George(11-5)

Demetrious Johnson(5-1) vs Noah Thomas(13-5)

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Main Event

Jose Aldo(17-1)© vs Manvel Gamburyan(11-4)

 

Co-Main Event

Donald Cerrone(11-3) vs Jamie Varner(16-3-1)

 

Main Card

Miguel Torres(37-3) vs Charlie Valencia(12-5)

Chan Sung Jung(10-2) vs George Roop(10-6-1)

Leonard Garcia(14-5-1) vs Mark Hominick(18-8)

Prelims

Zhang Tie Quan(11-0) vs Jason Reinhardt(20-1)

Mike Thomas Brown(23-6) vs Jonathan Brookins(10-3)

Chris Horodecki(15-2) vs Ed Ratcliff(7-1)

Diego Nunes(14-1) vs Tyler Toner(10-1)

Antonio Banuelos(17-6) vs Chad George(11-5)

Demetrious Johnson(5-1) vs Noah Thomas(13-5)

 

Here you go mate.

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WEC 51: Aldo vs Gamburyan

 

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September 30, 2010

Broomfield, Colorado

Attendance: 5,830

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Prelims

Demetrious Johnson(5-1) vs Noah Thomas(13-5)

Johnson and Thomas open the fight up by throwing strikes but nothing significant lands from either fighter. Johnson starts to get the upper hand by countering with clean shots. Thomas is able to rush Mighty Mouse up against the cage and drag him to the ground until round one comes too a halt. Both fighters come out swinging for round two and take turns landing punches on each other for the entire round, It looks like the ultimate fighter veteran Noah Thomas was able to take the round. Round three brings much of the same Johnson starts to push the pace knowing he needs a knockout to win but ends up getting taken down in the last minute all but sealing the w for Thomas.

 

Result: Noah Thomas(14-5) defeats Demetrious Johnson(5-2) by unanimous decision(30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

 

Antonio Banuelos(17-6) vs Chad George(11-5)

Antonio Banuelos is able to stuff an early takedown attempt and keep the fight on the feet where he landed a series of giant punches knocking George down. The Pit fighter was able to jump in and secure an armbar on his dazed opponent getting a well deserved victory.

 

Result: Antonio Banuelos(18-6) defeats Chad George(11-6) by armbar at 4:05 of round 1.

 

Diego Nunes(14-1) vs Tyler Toner(10-1)

The featherweights come out throwing early and Nunes is getting the upper hand, Toner tries to pin Nunes against the cage at the end of the round but ends up getting out grappled. Rough start to the fight for Toner. Nunes picks up where he left of landing crisp punches on Toner, Nunes decides to clinch up and starts cracking Toner with some big punches he ends up pinning Tyler against the cage to finish off the round. Toner looks like he has nothing left in the tank for round three and Nunes takes advantage of his tired opponent by pushing him against the cage and peppering him with elbows, knees and punches until time expires.

 

Result: Diego Nunes(15-1) defeats Tyler Toner(10-2) by unanimous decision(30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

 

Chris Horodecki(15-2) vs Ed Ratcliff(7-1)

Both fighters throw down in the opening frame landing nice shots on one another. That round was too close to call. Horodecki comes out and lands a bomb sending Ratcliff down and the Canadian dives in for the finish but Ratcliff ends up recovering quickly and scrambles somehow ending up in Horodecki's gaurd. Ratcliff doesn't do much but lie on the IFL vet for the remainder of the round. Horodecki puts on a striking clinic during the third round landing hard leg kicks that leave Ratcliff limping. Horodecki should get the decision.

 

Result: Chris Horodecki(16-2) defeats Ed Ratcliff(7-2) by unanimous decision(30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

 

Mike Thomas Brown(23-6) vs Jonathan Brookins(10-3)

The former Featherweight champ is coming off a pair of losses and comes out looking for the takedown but suprisingly Brookins is able to stuff all the takedowns from Brown and stay on his feet for the entire round. Brown looks fired up for round two and charges in finally getting Brookins down, he shows his dominance and slides straight to mount where he lands big shots then transitions beautifully into an armbar forcing Brookins to tap.

 

Result: Mike Thomas Brown(24-6) defeats Jonathan Brookins(10-4) by armbar at 3:41 of round 2.

 

Zhang Tie Quan(11-0) vs Jason Reinhardt(20-1)

The undefeated Mongolian gets rushed up against the cage by Reinhardt who is eventually able to take Quan's back. Reinhardt gets him to the ground and lands some big punches before digging in for the rear naked choke. The Mongolian makes a disappointing debut.

 

Result: Jason Reinhardt(21-1) defeats Zhang Tie Quan(11-1) by rear naked choke at 4:01 of round 1.

 

Main Card

 

Leonard Garcia(14-5-1) vs Mark Hominick(18-8)

Hominick comes out kicking and is landing big on Garcia. Garcia catches a kick and is able to bring the Canadian down, he remains in half gaurd until the round finishes. Hominick comes out trying to finish the fight but gets another one of his leg kicks caught and Garcia ends up in half gaurd, the Jackon product doesn't do much as the round comes to an end. Shawn Tompkins tells Hominick between round he is losing and needs a finish to win, he listens to his coach and comes out and lands a picture perfect headkick on the jaw of Garcia putting him to sleep.

 

Result: Mark Hominick(19-8) defeats Leonard Garcia(14-6-1) by knockout at 1:12 of round 1.

 

Chan Sung Jung(10-2) vs George Roop(10-6-1)

Fan favorite Korean Zombie comes out with barrages of big punches but George Roop deals with it and the fight heads to a second round. The Zombie comes out swinging in round two and throws a huge haymaker that Roop ducks under and lands a knockout blow of his own to the Korean. Jung is asleep before he hits the mat.

 

Result: George Roop(11-6-1) defeats Chan Sung Jung(10-3) by knockout at 2:19 of round 2.

 

Miguel Torres(37-3) vs Charlie Valencia(12-5)

The former Bantamweight champ comes out and shows nice use of his reach before getting an explosive takedown on Valencia, he ends up in half gaurd and starts to drop bombs with Valencia defenseless referee Herb Dean stops the fight.

 

Result: Miguel Torres(38-3) defeats Charlie Valencia(12-6) by tko at 3:28 of round 1.

Co-Main Event

 

Donald Cerrone(11-3) vs Jamie Varner(16-3-1)

The enemies rush out to the center of the cage and start throwing down! They keep the pace up for the entire round I'd say the Cowboy landed the better shots. They run to the middle of the cage again and Cerrone hits a big flurry of punches on Varner and he's rocked but Varner throws a bomb of his own when the Cowboy rushes in and Cerrone falls to the mat. Varner dives in to finish but Cerrone recovers quickly, Varner starts trying to get into side control but Cerrone slaps on the guillotine! Varner rather then tap to his nemesis goes to sleep.

 

Result: Donald Cerrone(12-3) defeats Jamie Varner(16-4-1) by guillotine at 2:37 of round 2.

 

Main Event

 

Jose Aldo(17-1)(Featherweight Champion Of The World) vs Manvel Gamburyan(11-4)

The champ starts by feeling out Manny using his speed to counter and avoid anything the Armenian throws. Aldo easily takes round 1 as time expires. Aldo lands a couple punches but gets rushed against the cage and taken down by the challenger. Manny tries to work and get past the Brazilians gaurd but Aldo ends up sweeping him. Round two comes to a halt it could probably go either way. Aldo is able to use his striking again and you can see Manny getting tired by the second, In the last minute manny is able to hit a Judo throw from the clinch and put the champ on the ground. Aldo once again sweeps him and drives a powerful knee into his ribs before the clock runs out in round three. Gamburyan comes out and shoots in for a quick takedown but Aldo catches him with a big uppercut! The tuf alumni is rocked but somehow makes it to the end of the round. Aldo easily took another round. Manny is able to come out and get the champ on the cage Aldo stuffs a couple takedowns but finally gets hauled to the ground by Manvel. Manny can't do anything on the ground though and Aldo should have his second successful title defense.

 

Judge Adam Hall scores the contest 48-47 Gamburyan.

Judge Joe Meake scores the fight 48-47 Aldo

Judge Craig Brown scores the bout 48-47 for your new champion Manvel "The Anvil" Gamburyan

 

The crowd boo's violently as Aldo storms away from the cage. An "Aldo" chant begins to echo throughout the venue.

 

Result: Manvel Gamburyan(12-4) defeats Jose Aldo(17-2) by split decision.

 

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Results

Noah Thomas def. Demetrious Johnson

Antonio Banuelos def. Chad George

Diego Nunes def. Tyler Toner

Chris Horodecki def. Ed Ratcliff

Mike Thomas Brown def. Jonathan Brookins

Jason Reinhardt def. Zhang Tie Quan

Mark Hominick def. Leonard Garcia

George Roop def. Chan Sung Jung

Miguel Torres def. Charlie Valencia

Donald Cerrone def. Jamie Varner

Manvel Gamburyan def. Jose Aldo

Fight Of The Night: Donald Cerrone vs Jamie varner

Knock Out Of The Night: Mark Hominick

Submission Of the Night: Mike Thomas Brown

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Storylines That Emerged From WEC 51

 

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Two former champs get back on track

Former Featherweight champion Mike Thomas Brown and former Bantamweight champion Miguel Torres were both able to get a w after tough losses. Mike Brown was knocked out in a meeting with current featherweight champion Manny Gamburyan at WEC 48 but rebounded with a submission victory Thursday against Jonathan Brookins. The lanky Torres was able to pound out Charlie Valencia in round 1 after back to back losses against Joseph Benavidez and Brian Bowles. Both fighters hope to end up back in title contention as soon as possible.

 

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Gamburyan wins controversial decision

The Featherweight championship fight between Brazilian sensation Jose Aldo and Manvel Gamburyan ended in a controversial split decision. Aldo was able to easily out strike his Armenian opponent every round well Manny was able to secure a couple takedowns. Round 5 was the only clear round Gamburyan won well Aldo clearly won atleast 2 rounds. Many people in the mma community thought Aldo won the fight and are calling for an immediate rematch. WEC president Scott Avatar said at the post fight conference he will take some time to decide if the rematch will happen right away.

 

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Mongolian Zhang Tie Quan loses in first round

There was a load of hype behind Quan who had fought his previous fights in China and was said to be Zuffa's key piece for mma in China. Quan had his back Taken by 21 fight veteran Jason Reinhardt who pounded on the helpless Mongolian's head before choking him out. Scott Avatar has said he hopes Quan will consider packing on weight or cutting to featherweight for his next fight.

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WEC 52 and 53 Announced!

 

WEC 52: Faber vs Mizugaki

 

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November 11, 2010

Las Vegas, Nevada

 

Main Event

Urijah Faber(23-4) vs Takeya Mizugaki(13-4-2)

 

Co-Main Event

Josh Grispi(14-1) vs Erik Koch(10-1)

 

Maincard

Brian Bowles(8-1) vs Wagnney Fabiano(14-2)

Chad Mendes(8-0) vs Javier Vazquez(15-4)

Eddie Wineland(17-6-1) vs Demacio Page(12-4)

 

Prelims

Raphael Assuncao(14-3) vs LC Davis(16-3)

Zach Micklewright(7-1) vs Dustin Poirier(7-1)

Clint Godfrey(11-2) vs John Hosman(13-6-1)

Cub Swanson(14-4) vs Mackens Semerzier(5-2)

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WEC 53: Henderson vs Pettis

 

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December 16, 2010

Glendale, Arizona

 

Main Event

Benson Henderson©(12-1) vs Anthony Pettis(12-1)

 

Co-Main Event

Dominick Cruz©(16-1) vs Scott Jorgensen(11-3)

 

Maincard

Donald Cerrone(12-3) vs Bart Palaszewski(35-13)

Joseph Benavidez(12-2) vs Renan Barao(23-1)

Kamal Shalorus(6-0-1) vs Maciej Jewtuszko(8-0)

 

Prelims

Brad Pickett(18-6) vs Noah Thomas(14-5)

Anthony Njokuani(12-4) vs Bendy Casimir(19-7-2)

Brandon Visher(13-1) vs Yves Jabouin(14-6)

Manny Tapia(10-3-1) vs Ian McCall(7-2)

Rafael Diaz(12-7-1) vs Bryan Caraway(12-5)

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Guest The.Last.Emperor.

Main Event

Urijah Faber(23-4) vs Takeya Mizugaki(13-4-2)

 

Co-Main Event

Josh Grispi(14-1) vs Erik Koch(10-1)

 

Maincard

Brian Bowles(8-1) vs Wagnney Fabiano(14-2)

Chad Mendes(8-0) vs Javier Vazquez(15-4)

Eddie Wineland(17-6-1) vs Demacio Page(12-4)

 

Prelims

Raphael Assuncao(14-3) vs LC Davis(16-3)

Zach Micklewright(7-1) vs Dustin Poirier(7-1)

Clint Godfrey(11-2) vs John Hosman(13-6-1)

Cub Swanson(14-4) vs Mackens Semerzier(5-2)

 

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Main Event

Benson Henderson©(12-1) vs Anthony Pettis(12-1)

 

Co-Main Event

Dominick Cruz©(16-1) vs Scott Jorgensen(11-3)

 

Maincard

Donald Cerrone(12-3) vs Bart Palaszewski(35-13)

Joseph Benavidez(12-2) vs Renan Barao(23-1)

Kamal Shalorus(6-0-1) vs Maciej Jewtuszko(8-0)

 

Prelims

Brad Pickett(18-6) vs Noah Thomas(14-5)

Anthony Njokuani(12-4) vs Bendy Casimir(19-7-2)

Brandon Visher(13-1) vs Yves Jabouin(14-6)

Manny Tapia(10-3-1) vs Ian McCall(7-2)

Rafael Diaz(12-7-1) vs Bryan Caraway(12-5)

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Main Event

Urijah Faber(23-4) vs Takeya Mizugaki(13-4-2)

 

Co-Main Event

Josh Grispi(14-1) vs Erik Koch(10-1)

 

Maincard

Brian Bowles(8-1) vs Wagnney Fabiano(14-2)

Chad Mendes(8-0) vs Javier Vazquez(15-4)

Eddie Wineland(17-6-1) vs Demacio Page(12-4)

 

Prelims

Raphael Assuncao(14-3) vs LC Davis(16-3)

Zach Micklewright(7-1) vs Dustin Poirier(7-1)

Clint Godfrey(11-2) vs John Hosman(13-6-1)

Cub Swanson(14-4) vs Mackens Semerzier(5-2)

 

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Main Event

Benson Henderson©(12-1) vs Anthony Pettis(12-1)

 

Co-Main Event

Dominick Cruz©(16-1) vs Scott Jorgensen(11-3)

 

Maincard

Donald Cerrone(12-3) vs Bart Palaszewski(35-13)

Joseph Benavidez(12-2) vs Renan Barao(23-1)

Kamal Shalorus(6-0-1) vs Maciej Jewtuszko(8-0)

 

Prelims

Brad Pickett(18-6) vs Noah Thomas(14-5)

Anthony Njokuani(12-4) vs Bendy Casimir(19-7-2)

Brandon Visher(13-1) vs Yves Jabouin(14-6)

Manny Tapia(10-3-1) vs Ian McCall(7-2)

Rafael Diaz(12-7-1) vs Bryan Caraway(12-5)

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November 11, 2010

Las Vegas, Nevada

 

 

Main Event

Urijah Faber(23-4) vs Takeya Mizugaki(13-4-2)

 

Co-Main Event

Josh Grispi(14-1) vs Erik Koch(10-1)

 

Maincard

Brian Bowles(8-1) vs Wagnney Fabiano(14-2)

Chad Mendes(8-0) vs Javier Vazquez(15-4)

Eddie Wineland(17-6-1) vs Demacio Page(12-4)

 

Prelims

Raphael Assuncao(14-3) vs LC Davis(16-3)

Zach Micklewright(7-1) vs Dustin Poirier(7-1)

Clint Godfrey(11-2) vs John Hosman(13-6-1)

Cub Swanson(14-4) vs Mackens Semerzier(5-2)

 

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Benson Henderson©(12-1) vs Anthony Pettis(12-1)

 

Co-Main Event

Dominick Cruz©(16-1) vs Scott Jorgensen(11-3)

 

Maincard

Donald Cerrone(12-3) vs Bart Palaszewski(35-13)

Joseph Benavidez(12-2) vs Renan Barao(23-1)

Kamal Shalorus(6-0-1) vs Maciej Jewtuszko(8-0)

 

Prelims

Brad Pickett(18-6) vs Noah Thomas(14-5)

Anthony Njokuani(12-4) vs Bendy Casimir(19-7-2)

Brandon Visher(13-1) vs Yves Jabouin(14-6)

Manny Tapia(10-3-1) vs Ian McCall(7-2)

Rafael Diaz(12-7-1) vs Bryan Caraway(12-5)

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<p></p><div style="text-align:center;"><p><span style="font-size:18px;"><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong><span style="color:#0000FF;">WEC 52: Faber vs Mizugaki</span></strong></span></span></p><p> </p><p> <span>http://mmajunkie.com/dyn/images/organizations/wec-versus.jpg</span></p><p> </p><p> November 11, 2010</p><p> Las Vegas, Nevada</p><p> Attendance: 7,930</p><p> -------------------------</p></div><p></p><p></p><p> </p><p> </p><blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="29203" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div><strong><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Prelims</span></strong><p> </p><p> <strong><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Cub Swanson(14-4) vs Mackens Semerzier(5-2)</span></strong></p><p> <strong>Result:</strong> Cub Swanson (15-4) defeats Mackens Semerzier(5-3) by unanimous decision.</p><p> </p><p> <strong><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Clint Godfrey(11-2) vs John Hosman(13-6-1)</span></strong></p><p> <strong>Result:</strong> John Hosman(14-6-1) defeats Clint Godfrey(11-2) by guillotine at 2:47 of round 2.</p><p> </p><p> <strong><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Zach Micklewright(7-1) vs Dustin Poirier(7-1)</span></strong></p><p> <strong>Result:</strong> Zach Micklewright(8-1) defeats Dustin Poirier(7-2) by tko at 2:05 of round 1.</p><p> </p><p> <strong><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Raphael Assuncao(14-3) vs LC Davis(16-3)</span></strong></p><p> <strong>Result:</strong> Raphael Assuncao(15-3) defeats LC Davis(16-4) by knockout at 2:25 of round 3.</p></div></blockquote><p> </p><blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="29203" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div><p> <strong><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Main Card</span></strong></p><p> </p><p> <strong><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Eddie Wineland(17-6-1) vs Demacio Page(12-4)</span></strong></p><p> Page comes out with a flurry of strikes to open up the fight. The round ends up being a showcase for Page's stand-up as he he is able to land at will and avoid whatever Wineland throws. The Jackson's product takes the opening frame easy. Page starts round two surprisingly by shooting for a takedown ending up in the guard of Wineland. He works from the guard until the last minute when referee Josh Rosenthal stands them up, the round ends before any strikes can be thrown. Wineland knowing he needs a finish to win comes out with a big hook but Page ducks under it and counters with a big shot of his own. He ends up clinching up with Wineland and holding him against the cage until the fight ends. </p><p> </p><p> <strong>Result:</strong> Demacio Page(13-4) defeats Eddie Wineland(17-7-1) by unanimous decision(30-27, 30-27, 30-27)</p><p> </p><p> <strong><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Chad Mendes(8-0) vs Javier Vazquez(15-4)</span></strong></p><p> Vazquez rushes in and grabs a takedown right away. He lands some small ground n' pound but eventually gets stood up. Both fighters exchange strikes as round one expires. Vazquez shoots in trying to get another early takedown but Mendes stuffs it and holds the Cuban against the cage for some time. The ref seperates them but Mendes goes back to wall n' stall until the rounds ends. Whoever wins round three should get the fight. Vazquez shows some nice striking but Mendes doesn't want any part of it and shoots, he lands in guard. Mendes lands some nice ground and pound and is a able to hold Vazquez in place for a good chunk of the round. With one minute remaining Vazquez sweeps Mendes and holds him in side control until the end of the fight. This will be a hard round to score.</p><p> </p><p> <strong>Result:</strong> Chad Mendes(9-0) defeats Javier Vazquez(15-5) by unanimous decision(29-28, 29-28, 29-28)</p><p> </p><p> <strong><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Brian Bowles(8-1) vs Wagnney Fabiano(14-2)</span></strong></p><p> Bowles fails with two early takedown attempts but is able to haul the Brazilian down on his third try. Bowles doesn't do much on the ground as an uneventful first round comes to an end. Fabiano comes out and pushes Bowles against they cage they start wrestling trying to get each other to the ground. Out of nowhere Bowles slaps on a guillotine and pulls the bjj blackbelt down, he has it fully sunk in and forces Fabiano to tap out.</p><p> </p><p> <strong>Result:</strong> Brian Bowles(9-1) defeats Wagnney Fabiano(14-3) by guillotine at 2:41 of round 2.</p><p> </p><p> <strong><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Co-Main Event</span></strong></p><p> </p><p> <strong><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Josh Grispi(14-1) vs Erik Koch(10-1)</span></strong></p><p> Grispi begins by showing off his kicks and punches, he eventually explodes into Koch for a takedown. He ends up passing to side control but time expires before he can do anything. Koch pulls Grisp into a clinch and tries to use some dirty boxing but Grispi picks him up and slams him! Grispi can't capitalize though and ends up lying on him for the remainder of round two. Koch surprisingly pulls guard then sweeps Grispi into side control, he can't make aything happen and gets stood up just before the fight ends. Too little too late for Koch.</p><p> </p><p> <strong><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Result:</span></strong> Josh Grispi(15-1) defeats Erik Koch(10-2) by unanimous decision(29-28, 29-28, 29-28)</p><p> </p><p><strong><span style="text-decoration:underline;"> Main Event</span></strong></p><p> </p><p> <strong><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Urijah Faber(23-4) vs Takeya Mizugaki(13-4-2)</span></strong></p><p> Faber and Mizugaki start off throwing bombs and the crowd is going crazy. Faber rushes in like Lawrence Taylor breaking through the line in the mid 90s picking Mizugaki up over his shoulder and pummeling him into the mat. The crowd is definitely pro-Faber. Faber slips into half guard and starts landing big punches but the round expires before he can finish the Japanese bantamweight. Faber shoots in trying to pull Mizugaki to the ground but Mizugaki smashes the Californian with a big uppercut and he stumbles backwards. Mizugaki starts flurrying on Faber and he throws a big right trying to hold Mizugaki off but Takeya hits a headkick and Faber goes down. He is able to recover quickly and Mizugaki signals for him to stand up. Mizugaki pushes for the finish but Faber survives round two. Mizugaki lands some nice strikes to open up round three but Faber pops him with two jabs and plants him on his ass. Faber shows incredible ground skills going straight to mount where he begins to tear up Mizugaki with some big elbows. Faber tries to lock up his arm for a submission but the Jap is able to fend it off. With the crowd behind Faber they start screaming his name. Faber starts landing big ground n' pound again but Mizugaki bucks him off. It doesn't pay off as he gives up his back. Faber is able to sink in the rear naked choke and seal the deal on the possible fight of the year. Faber raises both his and Mizugaki's hand on the air and the crowd goes bananas.</p><p> </p><p> <strong>Result:</strong> Urijah Faber(24-4) defeats Takeya Mizugaki(13-5-2) by rear naked choke at 4:42 of round 3.</p></div></blockquote><p> </p><p> </p><blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="29203" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div><strong><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Quick Results</span></strong><p> -Cub Swanson (15-4) defeats Mackens Semerzier(5-3) by unanimous decision.</p><p> -John Hosman(14-6-1) defeats Clint Godfrey(11-2) by guillotine at 2:47 of round 2.</p><p> -Zach Micklewright(8-1) defeats Dustin Poirier(7-2) by tko at 2:05 of round 1.</p><p> -Raphael Assuncao(15-3) defeats LC Davis(16-4) by knockout at 2:25 of round 3. </p><p> -Demacio Page(13-4) defeats Eddie Wineland(17-7-1) by unanimous decision(30-27, 30-27, 30-27)</p><p> -Chad Mendes(9-0) defeats Javier Vazquez(15-5) by unanimous decision(29-28, 29-28, 29-28)</p><p> -Brian Bowles(9-1) defeats Wagnney Fabiano(14-3) by guillotine at 2:41 of round 2.</p><p> -Josh Grispi(15-1) defeats Erik Koch(10-2) by unanimous decision(29-28, 29-28, 29-28)</p><p> -Urijah Faber(24-4) defeats Takeya Mizugaki(13-5-2) by rear naked choke at 4:42 of round 3. </p></div></blockquote><p> </p><blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="29203" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div><p> <strong><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Awards</span></strong></p><p> <strong>Fight Of The Night:</strong> Urijah Faber vs Takeya Mizugaki</p><p> <strong>Knockout Of The Night:</strong> Raphael Assuncao</p><p> <strong>Submission Of The Night</strong> Brian Bowles</p></div></blockquote>
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<p></p><div style="text-align:center;"><p><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><span style="font-size:18px;"><strong>Storylines That Emerged From WEC 52</strong></span></span></p><p> </p><p> <span>http://fotos.fotoflexer.com/2082f9211c3b399f9b6ca7cf66eea117.jpg</span></p></div><p></p><p></p><p> </p><p> <strong><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Faber and Mizugaki Throw Down In Potential Fight Of The Year</span></strong></p><p> The main event of the evening did not disappoint at all. Urijah Faber opened the fight by getting Mizugaki to the mat and hitting him with some bug shots, Mizugaki was saved by the bell and made it to round 2. It seemed Mizugaki was outmatched and would be finished easily in round 2 but he surprised everyone and caught the former featherweight champ with a big uppercut that dazed him. Moments later he would land a headkick flush on the chin of Faber dropping him and instead of diving in and trying to finish he called The California Kid back to his feet. In an amazing feat Faber was able to weather the storm and make it to the end of the round. The question now was if Faber had recover from the one sided beatdown enough to take the third and deciding round. Faber didn't stay on his feet for long, he popped the Japanese fighter with two big jabs and hauled him to the ground. Faber secured mount and started dropping some big ground and pound but Mizugaki wouldn't give in. In a last ditch effort the Shooto and Deep veteran attempted to buck Faber off but instead gave up his back allowing The Californian sink in the rear naked. Faber looked awesome in round 1 and showed tremendous heart coming back to lay an ass whooping on Mizugaki, the fans will no doubt want to see a rematch of this epic showdown in 2011.</p><p> </p><p> </p><div style="text-align:center;"><span>http://img821.imageshack.us/img821/6729/brianbowles.gif</span></div><p></p><p></p><p> </p><p> <strong><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Bowles chokes out Fabiano</span></strong></p><p> Nobody would of predicted Brian Bowles would choke out Nova Uniao BJJ black belt Wagnney Fabiano, but thats just what he did. The former champ put on a show on the way to a one sided defeat. Potential fight for Bowles include a rematch with former champ Miguel Torres, Greg Jackson's student Demacio Page or former featherweight king pin Urijah Faber.</p><p> </p><p> ---------------------------------------------------</p><p> Also if you haven't done so yet don't forget to make your predictions for wec 53.</p><p> </p><blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="29203" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div><p> Main Event</p><p> Benson Henderson©(12-1) vs Anthony Pettis(12-1)</p><p> </p><p> Co-Main Event</p><p> Dominick Cruz©(16-1) vs Scott Jorgensen(11-3)</p><p> </p><p> Maincard</p><p> Donald Cerrone(12-3) vs Bart Palaszewski(35-13)</p><p> Joseph Benavidez(12-2) vs Renan Barao(23-1)</p><p> Kamal Shalorus(6-0-1) vs Maciej Jewtuszko(8-0)</p><p> </p><p> Prelims</p><p> Brad Pickett(18-6) vs Noah Thomas(14-5)</p><p> Anthony Njokuani(12-4) vs Bendy Casimir(19-7-2)</p><p> Brandon Visher(13-1) vs Yves Jabouin(14-6)</p><p> Manny Tapia(10-3-1) vs Ian McCall(7-2)</p><p> Rafael Diaz(12-7-1) vs Bryan Caraway(12-5)</p></div></blockquote>
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