WEC lightweight contender Donald Cerrone (right) poses with WBO/WBC middleweight champion Kelly Pavlik during an open workout at Jack Loew’s South Side Boxing Club in Youngstown, OH on July 9. Cerrone conducted a 60-minute workout for members of the media in preparation of his Sept. 2 interim title fight against Ben Henderson at the Covelli Centre. During the course of the training session, Cerrone chatted with Pavlik regarding the intricacies of the fight game.
PRO MMA (promma.info) was notified by the WEC on Tuesday that Zuffa’s World Extreme Cagefighting organization will be coming to the Covelli Centre in Youngstown, Ohio on Wed., Sept. 2, 2009.
“WEC 43: Cerrone vs. Henderson” will air live on Versus beginning at 9pm ET/6pm PT. Tickets for the event will go on sale starting Thurs., July 9 at 10am ET.
With lightweight champion Jamie Varner unable to defend his title due to a hand injury, Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone will face feared striker Ben Henderson for the interim lightweight title in the main event. The show will mark the WEC’s first visit to the state of Ohio.
Two-time world boxing champion Elena “Baby Doll” Reid (2-0-0) will be trading in her boxing gloves for MMA gloves, facing Michelle “The Karate Hottie” Waterson (7-2-0) this Saturday night (April 11) in “Extreme Beatdown”, at the Apache Gold Casino, in San Carlos, Arizona.
UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar will make a special guest appearance at the card, which will feature Sovereign Nations Mixed Martial Arts (SNMMA) championship matches.
SNMMA links federally recognized tribes throughout the United States and Canada. SNMMA’s mission is to develop, promote and help regulate mixed martial arts in a fair and professional manner by federally recognized tribes that are sovereign nations.