Looking Ahead to “WEC 53: Henderson vs. Pettis”

Written by 5thRound.com Staff
December 15th, 2010

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Now that the UFC’s final show of the year is in the books, it’s almost time for their little brothers to officially close their blue-caged doors. “WEC 53: Henderson vs. Pettis” will be popping off this Thursday inside the Jobing.com Arena in Glendale, Arizona.

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.

Versus will broadcast the show live beginning at 9PM ET/6PM PT.

Here is the roster for Thursday’s freebie fight card:

Preliminary Bouts:

Renan Baroa 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
Tie Quan Zhang vs. Daniel Downes

Main Bouts:

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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