WEC 53 Results
The last WEC went down in the history books last night with “Showtime” Anthony Pettis capturing the WEC lightweight title from Ben Henderson with a Unanimous Decision. Pettis knocked Henderson down with about a minute left in the fight with a crazy Matrix style ninja kick off the cage and almost got the knockout win. Duke Roufus trained Anthony Pettis earned himself a shot against the winner between UFC Lightweight champ Frankie Edgar and Gray Maynard, who are set to face off on January 1st.
Here are the rest of the results.
– Anthony Pettis defeated Ben Henderson by Unanimous Decision (48-47, 48-47, 49-46) to win the WEC Lightweight title
– Dominick Cruz defeated Scott Jorgensen by Unanimous Decision (50-45, 50-45, 50-45) – Retaining his WEC title, and earning the first ever 135 UFC belt
– Donald Cerrone defeated Chris Horodecki by submission (Triangle Choke) at 2:43, Round 2
– Kamal Shalorus defeated Bart Palaszewski by Split Decision (30-27, 28-29, 29-28)
– Danny Downes defeated Tiequan Zhang by Unanimous Decision (29-28, 30-27, 29-28)
– Shane Roller defeated Jamie Varner by Submission (Rear Naked Choke) at 3:55, Round 1
– Brad Pickett defeated Ivan Menjivar by Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
– Eddie Wineland defeated Ken Stone by KO (Slam) at 2:11, Round 1
– Danny Castillo defeated Will Kerr by KO (Punches) at 1:25, Round 1
– Yuri Alcantara defeated Ricardo Lamas by KO (Punches) at 3:26, Round 1
– Renan Barao defeated Chris Cariaso by Submission (Rear Naked Choke) at 3:47, Round 1