“WEC 51: Aldo vs. Gamburyan” took place Thursday night inside the 1STBANK Center in Broomfield, Colorado.
Jose Aldo defended his featherweight title against Manny Gamburyan in the night’s featured attraction. Aldo entered the Octagon a heavy 6-to-1 favorite to retain his strap, however the challenger had hinted that an upset was brewing.
“Junior” owns a nearly flawless 17-1 professional record and is considered the planet’s most efficient marksman this side of Anderson Silva.
The Armenian holds a respectable 11-4 mark and is perfect through his first three WEC fights. “The Pittbull” earned his shot at the crown by putting former champ Mike Brown to sleep in his last outing.
The highly anticipated lightweight rematch between former champ Jaime Varner and Donald Cerrone served as the card’s co-main event.
Here are the results for WEC 51:
Demetrious Johnson Defeated Nick Pace via Unanimous Decision (30-27 All Three Judges)
Antonio Banuelos Defeated Chad George via Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)
Diego Nunes Defeated Tyler Toner via Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)
Chris Horodecki Defeated Ed Ratcliff via Split Decision (28-29, 30-27, 30-27)
Mike Brown Defeated Cole Province via TKO (Strikes) at 1:18 in the 1stRound
Tiequan Zhang Defeated Pablo Garza via Submission (Guillotine Choke) at 2:26 in the 1stRound
Mark Hominick Defeated Leonard Garcia via Split Decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
George Roop Defeated Chan Sung Jung “The Korean Zombie” via KO (Kick) at 1:30 in the 2ndRound
Miguel Torres Defeated Charlie Valencia via Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) at 2:25 in the 2ndRound
Donald “The Cowboy” Cerrone Defeated Jamie Varner via Unanimous Decision (30-27 All Three Judges)
Jose Aldo Defeated Manny Gamburyan via KO (Strikes) at 1:32 in the 2ndRound (Aldo Retains WEC Featherweight Title)