WEC Makes Texas Debut In March
WEC today officially announced WEC 39, the promotion's first foray into Texas. Scheduled for March 1, the card is headlined by WEC Featherweight Champion Mike Brown and WEC Welterweight Champion Carlos Condit making title defenses. The main card will air on Versus.
Former WEC Featherweight Champion Urijah Faber is unfazed over his loss to Mike Brown and expects a war at WEC 38
Former WEC Featherweight Champion Urijah Faber (21-2) had emerged as the face of World Extreme Cagefighting (WEC), racking up five consecutive wins for the Zuffa-owned promotion, and hadn’t tasted defeat in 13 fights — an impressive streak that dated back to 2005.
Then came a well-placed, fight-ending right hand courtesy of the powerful Mike Brown in the first round of their WEC 36 main event back on November 5.
As Faber explains on MMAmania’s exclusive presentation of Pro MMA Radio, what you see is what you get.
WEC Plans to Expand with Flyweight Division
MMAWeekly.com sources on Tuesday revealed that the WEC is adding a 125-pound flyweight division. With WEC 38 in San Diego just three weeks away, no 125-pound bouts are expected for that fight card. The promotion's next event, likely in March, is a more apt candidate to host the WEC's new commitment to flyweight fighters.
What do guys think?
Condit Vs. Larson 2 May Happen In March
5 months ago Brock Larson called out WEC Welterweight Champion Carlos Condit after the champ's win over Carlo Prater at WEC 35. Word now is that Larson is going to get his chance at Condit again-the title fight appears set to happen at an as-yet-unannounced WEC event in March.
Will Ribeiro Update: "Making Progress"
Although WEC fighter Will Ribeiro remains in a coma following a motorcycle accident in Brazil and is still in critical condition, manager Ed Soares said his fighter is "improving" and the doctor seems "very hopeful". Ribeiro also has begun moving his legs.
Hiromitsu Miura to return at WEC 38 (+ 2 more fights confirmed)
Coming off the heels of his spirited title challenge against WEC welterweight champion Carlos Condit at WEC 35 this past August, Hiromitsu Miura is finally set to return to action at WEC 38 on January 25 in San Diego, California against newcomer Edgar Garcia.
Garcia was signed to the WEC after accumulating a 6-0 record while competing on the Arizona MMA scene. His most recent victory took place at Total Combat 30 in August, where he recorded a first round TKO over Waylon Kennell. All but one of Garcia’s victories have been first round finishes.
EDIT: Anthony Njokuani vs. Ed Ratcliff, and Frank Gomez vs. Scott Jorgensen have also been added to the card.
Bowles Next In Line For Torres
Get those mullets back into shape. WEC Bantamweight Champion Miguel Torres has a verbal agreement in place for his next title defense-he'll defend against Brian Bowles in April at a to-be-announced event likely to be held in Chicago.
McCullough vs Cerrone Video...Finally
Potential Fight of the year that we all missed on the Undercard of WEC 36.
Even if its only clips of the fight its nice to see they finally put it up online.
These clips are available to insiders only for a short time; Versus will air the fight in its entirety as part of WEC® Best of 2008, a two-hour special presentation on December 28 at 9 p.m. ET.
TUF 6 fighter Tommy Speer retires
Its a bit late but I couldnt find it posted....
"The Ultimate Fighter 6" runner-up Tommy Speer may be choosing a life on the farm over one inside a cage.
Speer, after a majority decision loss on Saturday, told the Virginian-Pilot that he’s done fighting.
Will Ribeiro crashes with bike in Rio
The accident happened around 1a.m.. He were riding a bike without a helmet and, when tried to brake, skided and crashed”, told Luiz Alves, who also told the athlete is in coma at Andaraí’s Hospital.
WEC veteran Mark Munoz headed to the UFC in 2009
Former Oklahoma State University wrestler and recent World Extreme Cagefighting light heavyweight Mark Munoz (5-0 MMA, 2-0 WEC) is headed to the UFC.
Munoz is one of the chosen few WEC light heavyweights and middleweights who will head to the UFC following the WEC's recent elimination of its 205- and 185-pound weight classes.
Munoz sealed the deal with a first-round TKO of Ricardo Barros at the Dec. 3 WEC 37 event.
Ron Kruck confirmed the move during the Dec. 5 edition of "Inside MMA" on HDNet.
Torres On Bowles: ''It's His Time''
"I think Brian (Bowles earned) this fight a while ago. I think he's a very good opponent for me," said Torres without missing a beat. "He loves to stand up; I love to stand up. His jiu-jitsu is very good. His wrestling is very good. I think he's a very dangerous opponent. I'd love to fight Brian.
"Like I've said before, I'm in the WEC to fight the best fighters in the world. I know he doesn't have a huge record, but from what I've seen of him, he's a very, very honorable opponent."
Bowles On Shot At Torres: ''It's What I Deserve''
World Extreme Cagefighting bantamweight Brian Bowles has started to see the fruits of his labor in MMA.
In February, the 25-year-old Athens, Ga. native left his day job as a sales rep for Pepsi with the dream of making a serious run at the WEC bantamweight title. Gone are the 60-hour workweeks with training and fights squeezed in. Sure, he bar backs and bounces at a local club for extra money, but his day job doesn’t rule his life as before.
“I think my game has gotten so much better,” he said. “I get a lot more rest and recovery time. When I come into a fight, it helps me mentally, because I know I’ve focused all my time doing nothing but preparing for the fight.”