WEC 43 play-by-play commentary and results

Photo by: Sherdog - The "Cowboy" stares down with a man who can finally see what he is staring back at. Henderson recently had corrective eye surgery. He has fought his whole career practically blind.
Photo by: Sherdog - "Cowboy" will face the man with new eyes. Ben Henderson recently had corrective eye surgery. He fought his entire career practically blind.

PROMMA.INFO brings live play-by-play commentary of “WEC 43: Cerrone vs. Henderson” which takes place tonight at the AT&T Center in San Antonio, Texas. We will be covering the main card in detail as it airs live on Versus beginning at 9 p.m. CT.

The main event features a lightweight interim title fight between Team Jackson’s Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone (10-1) and Benson Henderson (9-1) who is on an eight-fight win streak.

Hit F5 on your keyboard to refresh often, as play-by-play is updated in real time after each round of action.

Quick Results:

  • Deividas Taurosevicius def. Javier Vazquez by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
  • Charlie Valencia def. Coty Wheeler by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
  • Eddie Wineland def. Manny Tapia by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
  • Mackens Semerzier def. Wagnney Fabiano by submission (triangle choke) Rd 1 (2:14)
  • Scott Jorgensen def. Noah Thomas by TKO (strikes) Rd 1 (3:13)
  • Anthony Njokuani def. Muhsin Corbbrey by TKO (strikes) Rd 2 (1:42)
  • Damacio Page def. Will Campuzano by submission (rear-naked choke) Rd 1 (1:02)
  • Raphael Assuncao def. Yves Jabouin by split decision (30-27, 27-30, 29-28)
  • Dave Jansen def. Rich Crunkilton by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
  • Benson Henderson def. Donald Cerone by unanimous decision (48-47, 48-47, 48-47)

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WEC 43 conference call with Donald Cerrone and Benson Henderson

World Extreme Cagefighting’s “WEC 43: Cerrone vs. Henderson” will air live on Versus this Saturday, Oct. 10, 2009, live from the AT&T Center in San Antonio, Texas. Of course PROMMA.INFO will be providing live play-by-play commentary of the event.

WEC 43 will be headlined by a lightweight interim title fight between Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone (10-1) and Benson Henderson (9-1). Henderson is on an eight fight win streak with his last fight being a first round TKO over Shane Roller at WEC 40 in April. Cerrone bounced back in his last fight with a submission victory over James Krause after receiving his first ever loss to Jamie Varner at WEC 40 in January.

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WEC announces new location for “WEC 43: Cerrone vs. Henderson”

“WEC 43: Cerrone vs. Henderson” was originally scheduled to take place Sept. 2 at the Covelli Center in Youngstown, Ohio but was postponed due to an injury to main event fighter Ben Henderson. The event will now take place Oct. 10 at the 18,000 seat AT&T center in San Antonio, Texas WEC officials announced on Friday.

The WEC released a statement just a week before their first venture into Ohio that the show would be rescheduled due to the undisclosed injury to Henderson. Shortly afterwards, it was made public the show would take place on Oct. 10, but whether or not it would be at the same location was left for speculation.

The Versus network which carries all the WEC shows had Oct. 10 available but the arena in Youngstown was booked already, thus prompting the move to San Antonio.

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UFC wants a San Antonio event this fall

The UFC made it’s first appearance in the Lonestar State in April of 2007 when they filled the Toyota center with 15,000 fans and set the live gate record.

If everything goes as planned, the UFC will return to Texas sometime during fall or winter of this year, this time in San Antonio. They have their eyes on the home of the Spurs at the AT&T Center or if they run into scheduling conflicts there, the UFC also mentioned Freeman Coliseum which is located next door as a possibility.

“San Antonio is very much on our radar,” said Marc Ratner, vice president of government and regulatory affairs for the UFC. “If we can make it work, it will happen.” Sometime between September and December are the dates the UFC is looking at.

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