“WEC 51: Aldo vs. Gamburyan” Fight Card Finalized

Written by Tom Ngo
September 16th, 2010

WEC poster 51 Jose Aldo Manny Gamburyan

The WEC has just announced the remaining six bouts that will round out their “WEC 51: Aldo vs. Gamburyan” fight card. The September 30th event takes place inside the 1STBANK Center in Broomfield, Colorado and will showcase a bantamweight title scrap between champion Jose Aldo and Manny Gamburyan.

Thursday, WEC general manager Reed Harris confirmed the following bouts: Jason Reinhardt vs. Tiequan Zhang, Cole Province vs. Mike Brown, Ed Ratcliff vs. Chris Horodecki, Diego Nunes vs. Tyler Toner, Chad George vs. Antonio Banuelos, and Nick Pace vs. Demetrious Johnson.

“The UFC has put on some very successful events in Broomfield and we are hoping to duplicate their success,” Harris said. “This card is absolutely loaded with tremendous fights. In addition to the main card bouts, fans are in store for the return of former featherweight champ Mike Brown and the debut of our first Chinese fighter, Tiequan Zhang.

“Plus, hometown fighter Tyler Toner competes in his own backyard against a very dangerous Diego Nunes. We are extremely excited to bring this event to Colorado.”

WEC 51 will broadcast live on Versus beginning at 9PM ET/6PM PT.

Tickets for the show are on sale now and can be purchased online at www.TicketHorse.com.

Here is the finalized roster for the freebie fight card:

Preliminary Bouts:

Jason Reinhardt vs. Tiequan Zhang
Nick Pace vs. Demetrious Johnson
Antonio Banuelos vs. Chad George
Tyler Toner vs. Diego Nunes
Chris Horodecki vs. Ed Ratcliff
Mike Brown vs. Cole Province

Main Bouts:

Leonard Garcia vs. Mark Hominick
Chan Sung Jung “The Korean Zombie” vs. George Roop
Miguel Torres vs. Charlie Valencia
Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone vs. Jaime Varner
Manny Gamburyan vs. Jose Aldo (WEC Featherweight Champion)

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