With all of the hype surrounding the Affliction: Day of Reckoning card taking place this weekend, it’s easy for some to forget that WEC 38 will be taking center stage Sunday night. Airing live on Versus Sunday, January 25th, the card will feature a title fight as WEC lightweight champion Jamie Varner (15-2-2) steps back into the cage to defend his title for the second time, facing fast rising star Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone (9-0-1).
The undefeated Cerrone’s ascent has been rapid following his appearance on the TapOut reality show. As an already accomplished and undefeated kick boxer, Cerrone has quickly added a well rounded submission game to his standup arsenal and is just as dangerous on the ground grappling as he is standing.
Varner has been impressive in his WEC showings, taking the lightweight belt from Rob McCullough in dramatic fashion, and quickly dispatching a tough and game Marcus Hicks in his first title defense bout.