UFC and WEC to Merge in 2011


Dana White announced via conference call today that the UFC and the WEC will merge in January, 2011. As a results the UFC will have seven championship weight classes starting in January.

Here is the fallout:

  • WEC 53 will be the final WEC event.
  • The winner of the WEC 53 fight between Dominick Cruz and Scott Jorgensen will become the UFC Bantamweight champion
  • Jose Aldo becomes the UFC Featherweight champion and he will defend his title at UFC 125.
  • The winner of the Benson Henderson vs Anthony Pettis fight will fight the winner of the Frankie Edgar vs Gray Maynard fight for the UFC Lightweight championship.
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