Carlos Condit Signs Contract Extension With WEC
World Extreme Cagefighting Welterweight Champion Carlos Condit (22-4) has signed a contract extension with the WEC according to USA Today. Condit had just one fight remaining on his previous contract with the promotion, which is owned by the same parent company as the UFC.
Terms of the extension were not disclosed.
WEC announces remaining bouts for Faber vs.Pulver
the latest on the WEC 34 event:
Urijah Faber vs. Jens Pulver (WEC Featherweight Title)
Miguel Torres vs. Yoshiro Maeda (WEC Bantamweight Title)
“Razor” Rob McCullough vs. Kenneth Alexander
Mark Munoz vs. Chuck Grisby
Chase Beebe vs. Will Ribiero
Richard Crunkilton vs. Donald Cerrone
Jeff Curran vs. Mike Brown
Tim McKenzie vs. Eric Schambari
Alex Serdyukov vs. Luis Sapo
Alexandre Noguiera vs. Jose Aldo
Charlie Valencia vs. Dominick Cruz
can we get this up in the secondary now?.
Beebe Added To WEC 34
WEC announced Chase Beebe vs. Will Ribeiro on Monday for WEC 34 on June 1. This will be Beebe's first fight since losing his WEC Bantamweight Championship to current Champion Miguel Torres.
Carlos Condit signs WEC contract extension
World Extreme Cagefighting welterweight title-holder Carlos Condit (22-4), one of the few world top-10 170-pounders not fighting in the UFC, has signed a contract extension with the WEC.
The news comes from USATODAY.com.
Terms of the contract were not disclosed, though Condit confirmed that he had just one fight remaining on his previous deal.
Condit (22-4), who joined the WEC after fighting for organizations such as Rumble on the Rock and Pancrase, defeated John Alessio for the title at WEC 26 in March 2007. He's since made two successful title defenses -- against Brock Larson at WEC 29 and Carlo Prater at WEC 32.
He's now won seven straight fights, and none of his 22 victories have gone to decision.
Condit, who's been vocal about wanting to unify the WEC and UFC titles, has not been scheduled for his next fight.
WEC ANNOUNCES MUNOZ BOUT, CONFIRMS TORRES
WEC 34 Bouts (officially announced):
-Urijah Faber vs. Jens Pulver
-Miguel Torres vs. Yoshiro Maeda
-Jeff Curran vs. Mike Brown
-Mark Munoz vs. Chuck Grigsby
-Rob McCullough vs. Kenneth Alexander
-Jose Aldo vs. Alexandre Franca Nogueira
-Rich Crunkilton vs. Donald Cerrone
-Tim McKenzie vs. Eric Schambari
-Alex Serdyukov vs. Luis Sapo
-Charlie Valencia vs. Dominick Cruz
Match-ups revealed for WEC 34
The event is headlined by a previously revealed bout between WEC featherweight champion Urijah Faber and former UFC champion Jens Pulver, and WEC bantamweight title-holder Miguel Torres meets replacement Yoshiro Maeda.
Other fighters in action include Jeff Curran, Rob McCullough, Rich Crunkilton and Alexandre Nogueira.
The event airs live on Versus
The latest card includes:
Champ Urijah Faber vs. Jens Pulver -- for WEC featherweight title
Champ Miguel Torres vs. Yoshiro Maeda -- for WEC bantamweight title*
Mike Brown vs. Jeff Curran
Kenneth Alexander vs. Rob McCullough*
Donald Cerrone vs. Rich Crunkilton*
Tim McKenzie vs. Eric Schambari
Luis Sapo vs. Alex Serdyukov
Jose Aldo vs. Alexandre Nogueira
Dominick Cruz vs. Charlie Valencia
* - not officially announced
Former WEC Champ McCullough Fights On June 1st
Sources close to “Razor” Rob McCullough’s camp have confirmed to MMAWeekly.com that the former lightweight World Extreme Cagefighting champion returns to action on June 1 against Kenneth Alexander at the Arco Arena in Sacramento, Calif.
Part of the WEC’s most ambitious live effort yet, McCullough will attempt to avenge an early career loss to Alexander in 2002. Alexander bested the Huntington Beach native by decision after two rounds at a Hitman Fighting Productions event.
WEC fighters could be headed to UFC
Fighters from the Ultimate Fighting Championship's partner organization, World Extreme Cagefighting, could be headed to the UFC as the organization tries to further distinguish the two fight promotions.
According to an interview with Dana White that appeared on Yahoo! Canada, some of the WEC's middleweights and light heavyweights could be folded into the UFC.
"We're going to make the WEC the smaller weights and the UFC will be the heavier weights," White said. "We'll probably take some of the guys in the higher weights, the champions over there and bring them into UFC. We're still trying to figure that out."
ohhhh man! This could make for some VERY good fights. Condit...Filho...Stann
Anyone Can Fight Jens Pulver Saturday
And you won't get hurt, not physically anyway. Pulver, the #1 contender to the WEC Featherweight Title, who is also an avid gamer, will be on Xbox Live Saturday night from 9-11 PM ET playing the game "Call Of Duty 4" with Xbox Live members.
I wonder if Urijah Faber will also be on there...
Miguel Torres vs. Yoshiro Maeda WEC title fight slated for June 1st
Manny Tapia was forced to withdraw this evening from a highly anticipated bout against WEC Bantamweight Champion Miguel Torres (32-1) because of a knee injury sustained while training for their showdown at the Arco Arena in Sacramento, Calif., on June 1.
MMAmania.com has learned that Yoshiro Maeda (23-4-2) has agreed to replace Tapia on short notice and take on Torres at WEC 34: “Faber vs. Pulver” for the 135-pound strap.
Maeda made his WEC debut in Albuquerque, N.M., knocking out Charlie Valencia with a body kick in the first round. The Japanese fighter is a decorated Pancrase and DEEP veteran. In fact, Maeda was the first Pancrase featherweight titleholder.
He had some trouble competing under the Pride FC banner (two of his four losses); however, Maeda has not lost since being submitted by Joe Pearson back in 2006.
It was announced today actually that Maeda would face Damacio Page. That bout appears to have quickly been scratched, however, to ensure a worthy opponent for Torres.
Injured Tapia scratched from WEC title fight with Torres
Top WEC bantamweight contender Manny Tapia (10-0-1) has been forced to pull out of his June 1 title fight with champ Miguel Torres (32-1) due to a knee injury.
The WEC made the announcement today.
According to the bulletin, Tapia suffered the injury during a recent training session.
News if it's "THE TRUTH"
Brandon Vera, Mike Swick, and Christian Welliisch with new photos and bios listed in the WEC roster now and Brandon Vera is on the main page.
Crunkilton vs. Cerrone at June 1 WEC
WEC lightweight Rich Crunkilton (16-2) and undefeated Donald Cerrone (7-0) will meet at a June 1 World Extreme Cagefighting event taking place at the Arco Arena in Sacramento, Calif.
The bout was confirmed in a recent story on WEC.tv, the organization's official website.
The June 1 event features a title shot between featherweight champ Urijah Faber and Jen Pulver and airs live on Versus.
Leonard Garcia discusses arrest, drug charges
WEC fighter Leonard Garcia, who was recently arrested for his alleged involvement in a major cocaine trafficking ring in Texas, vows his innocence and plans to fight all charges.
Garcia addressed the situation with MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) when reached by email.
"I am fighting it because there is nothing but someone saying I was involved," said Garcia, who was released from jail on a recognizance bond and will return to court on May 5. "I hope to have a smile on my face after this is said and done, but I feel like I'm in a fight for my life."
WEC 33 Fighters Clean
The drug test results from after WEC 33 have come back. 9 fighters were tested after their fights, and all passed. This keeps intact a streak in Nevada of 3 months without a single failed drug test.
WEC featherweight Garcia arrested in cocaine ring bust
WEC featherweight Leonard Garcia was arrested Thursday for his alleged connection to a drug trafficking organization, according to a report by KCBD NewsChannel 11 in Texas.
Garcia is currently ranked by MMAFighting.com as the number four featherweight in the world after his TKO win in February over Shooto and K-1 veteran Hiroyuki Takaya. Before joining the WEC, Garcia competed three times for the UFC.
The drug bust was a culmination of a four-year investigation involving a cocaine ring from El Paso to Hub City.
WEC 33 Medical Suspensions
The Nevada State Athletic Commission has issued medical suspensions to nearly half of the fighters that compete in this past Wednesday's "WEC: Marshall vs. Stann" event.
Filho Home, Back in the Gym Soon
Paulo Filho (Pictures) responded well to treatment at a rehabilitation clinic and is ready to return to training, the WEC middleweight champion's manager, Jorge Guimarães, told Sherdog.com.
Filho is home in Niterói, Brazil. Doctors said the fact that he sought help and was determined to recover aided his quick improvement.