“WEC 53: Henderson vs. Pettis” Fight Card Finalized

Written by Tom Ngo
November 22nd, 2010

WEC Poster 53 Ben Henderson Anthony Pettis Cruz Jorgensen

With the Holiday Season nearly upon us, the world’s biggest mixed martial arts promotion will continue their generous ways by offering “WEC 53: Henderson vs. Pettis” on December 16th. The freebie event airs live on Versus beginning at 9PM ET/6PM PT.

The WEC will be going out with a bang in their final fight card. Their swan song features two title scraps, as Dominick Cruz defends his bantamweight crown against Scott Jorgensen in the co-main event.

An electrifying lightweight battle between champion Ben Henderson and Anthony Pettis will mark the final fight inside the blue Octagon.

The Jobing.com Arena in Glendale, Arizona will host the WEC’s farewell party.

Here is the entire 11-bout roster for WEC 53:

Preliminary Bouts:

Renan do Nascimento Mota Pegado vs. Chris Cariaso
Ricardo Lamas vs. Yuri Alcantara
Danny Castillo vs. Will Kerr
Eddie Wineland vs. Ken Stone
Brad Pickett vs. Ivan Menjivar
Jamie Varner vs. Shane Roller

Main Bouts:

Tie Quan Zhang vs. Daniel Downes
Bart Palaszewski vs. Kamal Shalorus
Donald Cerrone vs. Chris Horodecki
Scott Jorgensen vs. Dominick Cruz (WEC Bantamweight Champion)
Anthony Pettis vs. Ben Henderson (WEC Lightweight Champion)

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