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: Cerrone vs. Henderson” weigh-in results

The fighters for Saturday’s “WEC 43: Cerrone vs. Henderson” to be held at the AT&T Center weighed-in this evening in San Antonio, Texas. Headliners Donald Cerrone and Benson Henderson both hit their 155 lbs. limit for their lightweight title fight.

Cerrone tipped the scales at 154.5 lbs. and Henderson was right on the mark at 155 lbs. Only one fighter, Mackens Semerzier, who is part of the preliminary card, failed to make weight on his first attempt. He originally weighed in at 147 lbs., but stepped on the scales again once the other fighters had finished and succeeded in making the 146 lbs. limit.

The WEC 43 main card will air live on Versus beginning at 9 p.m. CT and we will be providing live play-by-play commentary here at PROMMA.INFO.

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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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“WEC 43: Cerrone vs. Henderson” postponed until Oct. 10

PRO MMA (promma.info) has learned through multiple sources that “WEC 43: Cerrone vs. Henderson” originally scheduled to take place Sept. 2 in Youngstown, Ohio has been rescheduled for Oct. 10. WEC officials have recently confirmed the change.

According to reports, an undisclosed injury to Ben Henderson who was scheduled to fight Donald Cerrone in the main event is the reason the show is being moved to October. Henderson’s agent Jason Genet told mmaweekly.com that “(Henderson) had a slight physical issue that he had to deal with and the WEC and Cerrone were gracious enough to give us a little more time to make sure he’s 100 percent ready.” Genet would not discuss the specifics about the injury.

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World Extreme Cagefighting announces remaining bouts for Sept. 2 card in Youngstown

PRO MMA (promma.info) received the following press release from the WEC on Mon., Aug. 3, 2009:

World Extreme Cagefighting proudly confirms the remaining bouts of an exciting card headed to Youngstown, OH on Sept. 2. In addition to the interim lightweight title bout pitting Donald Cerrone against Ben Henderson, fans at the Covelli Centre will be treated to fights featuring many of the best lighter weight fighters in the world.

“This card features some of the fastest-rising stars in the sport,” WEC General Manager Reed Harris said. “WEC continually delivers fight cards that are among the year’s best. This one will absolutely deliver.” Tickets for WEC: Cerrone vs. Henderson are on sale now and priced at $25, $45, $75, and $125. Tickets may be purchased by calling Ticketmaster Charge-By-Phone at 1-800-745-3000 or by visiting the Covelli Centre Box Office.

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