WEC 46 featured a lightweight title bout between Jamie Varner and Benson Henderson. Urijah Faber looked to get back on track againt top-ten ranked Raphael Assuncao. Two wrestlers squared off at Kamal Shalorus took on Dave Jansen. Mike Brown also returned for the first time since he lost his featherweight title. Check out some immediate reaction from ProMMA.info.
Jamie Varner vs. Benson Henderson
The title fight between Jamie Varner and Benson Henderson did not have very much offense. Varner seemed to have the advantage with his hands and in the clinch, while Henderson scored with kicks. Varner won the first round with some good grappling control and a close guillotine choke. The second round was a textbook 10-10 round as neither fighter got any of their offense going. In the third Varner shot for a double leg, and Henderson locked in a tight arm-in guillotine and quickly got the tap.
Both fighters showed what they need to work on. Henderson needs to improve his striking game. He backed straight up when Varner came forward with strikes and barley landed any punches. A rematch between Donald Cerrone and Henderon should be just as exciting a their first match up last year.