Former WEC featherweight champion Urijah Faber and Eddie Wineland, who once held the promotion’s bantamweight strap, could face off at UFC 128 in Newark, N.J., on March 19.
Eddie Wineland, Shane Roller, Anthony Pettis and Ben Henderson each earned $10,000 “Fight Night” bonuses for their performances at Thursday’s WEC 53 event.
WEC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis, new UFC bantamweight champ Dominick Cruz and others gathered with the media following WEC 53 at Jobing.com Arena late Thursday evening for a post-fight press conference.
Bantamweights Eddie Wineland and Ken Stone will reportedly square off at WEC 53 on Dec. 16, the last event before the Zuffa-owned promotion merges with the UFC.
On Monday, World Extreme Cagefighting confirmed the remaining bouts for “WEC 52: Faber vs. Mizugaki” scheduled for Nov. 11 at the Pearl at the Palms in Las Vegas, Nev.
World Extreme Cagefighting® delivers another sensational night of mixed martial arts action on Thursday, Nov. 11, as General Manager Reed Harris has confirmed seven additional fights.
Rising featherweight contender Cole Escovedo (16-5) talks about his DREAM 16 fight with Michihiro Omigawa and the long road to get back into the WEC after an injury that almost ended his career.
“WEC 49: Varner vs. Shalorus” had some of the best fights of the year. From Eddie Wineland’s knockout of Will Campuzano to Jamie Varner’s highly controversial draw against Kamal Shalorus, the action was fast and furious. Watch the WEC 49 video.
World Extreme Cagefighting returns Sunday night, June 20, with “WEC 49: Varner vs. Shalorus”, which will be the organization’s first ever event in Canada. WEC 49 takes place at Rexall Place in Edmonton, and is headlined by former WEC lightweight champion Jamie Varner vs. Kamal Shalorus in the main event.