ProMMAnow.com WEC 48 staff picks

It’s that time once again. The ProMMAnow.com staff has come together to make their predictions on “WEC 48: Aldo vs. Faber”. It’s World Extreme Cagefighting’s very first pay-per-view card so they really stacked it. WEC events are known for their fast-paced action and excitement, and on paper at least, this looks to be their best … Read more

World Extreme Cagefighting announces Aldo vs. Faber title fight on pay-per-view April 24

JOSE ALDO DEFENDS FEATHERWEIGHT TITLE AGAINST TOP CONTENDER URIJAH FABER AT ARCO ARENA IN SACRAMENTO, CALIF. PLUS, HENDERSON VS. CERRONE FOR LIGHTWEIGHT TITLE AND BROWN VS. GAMBURYAN Saturday, April 24 WEC: Aldo vs. Faber Tickets on Sale Saturday, Feb. 6 at 10 a.m. PT From ARCO ARENA in Sacramento, Calif. Fight to Air Live on … Read more

Wednesday afternoon news round up

WEC is going to pay per view. It will cost $44.95. The card will feature Jose Aldo (16-1) vs. Urijah Faber (23-3) for the featherweight title. Benson Henderson (11-1) will defend his lightweight title against Donald Cerrone (11-2). Mike Thomas Brown (23-5) will continue his comeback trail against TUF 5 veteran Manny Gamburyan (10-4). (Associated … Read more

ProMMA.info Fighter of 2009: Jose Aldo

2009 could really be considered the year of the featherweights. The WEC really put the weight division on the map, and both major Japanese promotions, Sengoku and Dream, held featherweight tournaments.

It is only fitting that the ProMMA.info Fighter of 2009 be someone who is now considered the king of that very weight class. In case you slept through the whole year, that king is Jose Aldo.

Aldo started his WEC career in 2008. He scored two impressive victories over Jonathan Brookins and former Shooto world champion Alexandre Franca Nogueira. In 2009, he went 4-0 and capped off the year by dominating the seemingly unbeatable Mike Thomas Brown and winning the WEC crown in the process.

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WEC 46 Immediate Reaction

WEC 46 featured a lightweight title bout between Jamie Varner and Benson Henderson. Urijah Faber looked to get back on track againt top-ten ranked Raphael Assuncao. Two wrestlers squared off at Kamal Shalorus took on Dave Jansen. Mike Brown also returned for the first time since he lost his featherweight title. Check out some immediate reaction from ProMMA.info.

Jamie Varner vs. Benson Henderson
The title fight between Jamie Varner and Benson Henderson did not have very much offense. Varner seemed to have the advantage with his hands and in the clinch, while Henderson scored with kicks. Varner won the first round with some good grappling control and a close guillotine choke. The second round was a textbook 10-10 round as neither fighter got any of their offense going. In the third Varner shot for a double leg, and Henderson locked in a tight arm-in guillotine and quickly got the tap.

Both fighters showed what they need to work on. Henderson needs to improve his striking game. He backed straight up when Varner came forward with strikes and barley landed any punches. A rematch between Donald Cerrone and Henderon should be just as exciting a their first match up last year.

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WEC 46 live results

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Follow along with us here at ProMMA.info for live results from tonight’s “WEC 46: Varner vs. Henderson” event live from the ARCO Arena in Sacramento, Calif. Tonight’s card, includes a lightweight championship main event between title-holder Jamie Varner and interim champ Benson Henderson, to unify the lightweight title, as well as Urijah … Read more

ProMMA.info WEC 46 staff picks

“WEC 46: Varner vs. Henderson” takes place Sunday, Jan. 10, 2010, at Arco Arena in Sacramento, Calif. Headlining the card is a lightweight title unification bout between champion Jamie Varner and interim champ Benson Henderson.

The card will also feature the return of “Sactown’s” own Urijah Faber taking on Raphael Assuncao, former champ Mike Thomas Brown takes on Anthony Morrison, Dave Jansen takes on Kamal Shalorus, and Mackens Sermezier battles Deividas Taurosevicius to round out the main card.

ProMMA.info‘s best MMA minds have come together to bring you our predictions for WEC 46. Each of us will tell you who we think will win and why. This is very important stuff because we are keeping score, and at the end of the year we will award the staff member with the highest correct percentage with a six pack of beer and a pizza, and the person with the worst record will be made fun of indefinitely. So, the stakes are high. The fights are tough, and here we go…

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Jose Aldo looking to follow in footsteps of Silva and Machida; seeks dominant reign as champion

Photo by Sherdog - Jose Aldo's relentless assault on Mike Brown at WEC 44 could not be stopped.

(PRESS RELEASE) – Newly-crowned World Extreme Cagefighting featherweight champion Jose Aldo had dreamed of winning a world title since he was a young boy. Growing up poor in Manaus, Brazil, Aldo didn’t have many material possessions, nor did he always know when his next meal would come.

Simply put, Jose Aldo was hungry. Starving, actually. But what makes this story so unique is that Aldo’s hunger could not be fulfilled by a cheeseburger. Despite his less-than-ideal upbringing, Aldo was craving a taste of success. Aldo wanted to become an elite fighter and escape the life of poverty, leaving championship gold as his only way out.

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The WEC has a new featherweight champion

Jose Aldo defeated Mike Brown at WEC 44 to become the new WEC Featherweight Champion.

Jose Aldo (16-1) took Mike Thomas Brown’s (22-5) WEC Featherweight Title Wednesday night, Nov. 18, at WEC 44, at the Palms Casino in Las Vegas, Nev. Brown seemed one step behind Aldo through the entire first round as Aldo landed more strikes and Brown could not get him to the ground. Round two started the same way, but Aldo quickly poured on the heat, got his own takedown, and pounded out the win at 1:20 of the second round.

It was Nov. 2008 at WEC 36 when Mike Thomas Brown first knocked out Urijah Faber in the first round to become the WEC Featherweight Champion. For his first title defense, he submitted Leonard Garcia via first round arm triangle at WEC 39. They gave Faber one more chance at WEC 41, but Brown once again proved his dominance by taking home the five round unanimous decision.

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