Watch today’s UFC on FOX 9 pre-fight press conference LIVE on ProMMAnow starting at 4 p.m. ET

The cast of UFC on FOX 9 will gather today in Sacramento to speak with the media ahead of this Saturday’s event. Headliners Demetrious Johnson and Joseph Benavidez will be in attendance as well as Urijah Faber and Michael McDonald and more.

Dana White “Aldo vs. Faber” video blog 4-22-10

In this video blog, UFC President Dana White heads to Sacramento, Calif., for the “WEC 48: Aldo vs. Faber” pre-fight press conference. And White explains why he is involved with production on this particular WEC card. We get to hear White’s version of MMA’s lightweight rankings. Also, White meets a couple of big-breasted women fans and wonders … Read more

WEC 46 weigh-in results

SACRAMENTO – All 22 competitors successfully make weight for “WEC 46: Varner vs. Henderson” which takes place Sunday evening at Arco Arena in Sacramento, Calif. ( will provide live real time results and play-by-play commentary of the event beginning at approximately 6:30 p.m. ET. The main card will air live on VERSUS at 9 … Read more

High stakes for Faber and Assuncao – Featherweight contenders vie for potential title shot

Las Vegas, NV (USA) – If Urijah Faber is the Tyreke Evans of the lighter weight classes, you can expect that “The California Kid” will be looking to hit the game-winning shot when he faces Raphael Assuncao at ARCO Arena on Sunday night.

An explosive, speedy fighter who is considered among the best 145-pounders in the world, Faber (22-3) has his sights set on reclaiming the featherweight title. And while many believe a Faber win this weekend would lead to a mega-fight with champion Jose Aldo, the 30-year-old Sacramento native isn’t thinking that far ahead just yet.

“Jose Aldo, without a doubt, has proven that he’s the champ right now,” Faber said. “So that’s the guy I’ve got to beat. But before then, I’ve got a very tough opponent in Raphael. I don’t want to get too excited about fighting Aldo yet because I’ve got another hard-headed Brazilian to try to throw around on Jan. 10.”

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Lightweight champ Jamie Varner not happy with WEC marketing

WEC lightweight champion Jamie Varner defends his title against Ben Henderson on Jan. 10 at WEC 46 in Sacramento.

Did you know the WEC has a show coming up on Jan. 10? It’s true. WEC 46 is taking place on Sunday, Jan. 10, at Arco Arena in Sacramento, Calif., and it will air live on Versus. Do you know who is fighting in the main event?

Jamie Varner (16-2-2) will be defending his lightweight title against the extremely talented Benson Henderson (interim champ). However, according to Varner, there are many people who have no idea he is fighting in the main event, because the WEC has been so focused on promoting Urijah Faber.

The event is taking place in Faber’s hometown of Sacramento, so that could be one explanation, but Varner said this also happened when the WEC held their last San Diego show.

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WEC announces Varner-Henderson title unification bout

(PRESS RELEASE) – World Extreme Cagefighting® announced today that the long-awaited lightweight title unification bout between reigning champion Jamie Varner and interim champion Ben “Smooth” Henderson will take place on Sunday, Jan. 10 at ARCO Arena in Sacramento, Calif. In addition to this explosive championship clash, WEC also confirmed the return of former featherweight champion “The California Kid” Urijah Faber, who will be facing top-ranked contender Raphael Assuncao in his hometown of Sacramento.

“ARCO Arena is one of our favorite venues to bring fights, the fans in Sacramento are some of the best,” WEC GM Reed Harris said. “The world title bout between Varner and Henderson is a perfect way to start off the New Year. The title fight, plus the return of Urijah, makes this an instant winter classic.”

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WEC announces remaining bouts for “Brown vs. Faber 2” on June 7

PRO MMA ( was notified by the WEC on Wednesday of the full fight card  for “Brown vs. Faber 2” scheduled to take place at Arco Arena in Sacramento, California on Sunday, June 7 and to air live on Versus.

In the main event, former WEC Featherweight Champion Urijah Faber will get the opportunity to win back the title Mike Thomas Brown took from him last November. Also on the card is Jens Pulver, who is looking to get back in the win column, and Manny Gamburyan who will be making his WEC featherweight debut.

Another fighter making their WEC debut on this card is 13-0 undefeated bantamweight Kyle Dietz, who trains out of Spencer Fisher’s camp in Moline, Illinois. Here is the full line-up:

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Kyle Dietz gets six-fight contract with WEC

PRO MMA ( has learned the WEC is adding a new bantamweight, Kyle Dietz, to their roster. Dietz trains out of Spencer Fisher’s gym, Evolution MMA in Moline, Illinois. Sources close to the camp have confirmed Dietz has acquired a six-fight contract with the Zuffa-owned promotion.

Kyle Dietz’s first fight for the WEC is planned for their June 7th card at the Arco Arena in Sacramento, California. Although the bout agreement has not yet been signed, Dietz’s opponent is said to be WEC veteran Charlie Valencia (10-5).

Dietz is a 22-year-old undefeated fighter originally from Davenport, Iowa. Although his record reads 5-0 in Fight Finder, he told us in a recent interview his record is actually 13-0.  This will be Dietz’s first fight at bantamweight.

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[youtube=] This is a video of Dana White backstage at WEC: FABER vs. PULVER in Sacramento this past Sunday night. The previous evening ELITE XC, a rival Mixed Martial Arts organization had aired on CBS presenting a live MMA event on mainstream TV in primetime for the very first time in history. While the quality … Read more