“WEC 53: Henderson vs. Pettis” takes place Thursday inside the Jobing.com Arena in Glendale, Arizona. The first preliminary bout is scheduled to begin at approximately 6:20PM ET/3:20PM PT. Make sure to stay with 5thRound.com all evening for our live coverage.
Versus will broadcast the main card live beginning at 9PM ET/6PM PT.
The Octagon’s end of the year fiesta will feature a pair of championship scraps. Fancy-footed Dominick Cruz defends his bantamweight crown against Scott Jorgensen in the night’s co-main event, while an eagerly anticipated lightweight battle between champ Ben Henderson and Anthony Pettis will mark the final fight inside a blue cage.
Here is the roster for tonight’s show:
Renan Baroa (136) vs. Chris Cariaso (136)
Ricardo Lamas (156) vs. Yuri Alcantara (154.5)
Danny Castillo (155.5) vs. Will Kerr (155)
Eddie Wineland (136) vs. Ken Stone (135)
Brad Pickett (136) vs. Ivan Menjivar (135)
Jamie Varner (156) vs. Shane Roller (155)
Tie Quan Zhang (155.5) vs. Daniel Downes (154.5)
Bart Palaszewski (156) vs. Kamal Shalorus (156)
Donald Cerrone (155) vs. Chris Horodecki (155)
Scott Jorgensen (135) vs. Dominick Cruz (134.5 – WEC Bantamweight Champion)
Anthony Pettis (154.5) vs. Ben Henderson (155 – WEC Lightweight Champion)