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A tremendous battle between WEC lightweight champion Jamie Varner and challenger Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone ended in less than spectacular fashion due to an unintentional illegal knee to a downed Varner. None the less, most saw it as an entertaining fight that ended with enough controversy to set up a rematch down the road, including both fighters, who called for a rematch after the final tallies were read.
In the co-main event at WEC 38, former featherweight champion Urijah Faber started his road back to the title with a first round destruction of former UFC lightweight champion Jens Pulver.
WEC 38 RESULTS:
Main Card Bouts:
-Jamie Varner def. Donald Cerrone by Split Decision (49-46, 47-48, 49-46)
-Urijah Faber def. Jens Pulver by Submission (Guillotine Choke) at 1:34, R1
-Danillo Villefort def. Mike Campbell by TKO at 3:55, R1
-Jose Aldo def. Rolando Perez by TKO at 4:15, R1
-Benson Henderson def. Anthony Njokuani by Submission (Guillotine Choke) at 0:42, R2
-Edgar Garcia def. Hiromitsu Miura by TKO at 1:18, R1
-Dominick Cruz def. Ian McCall by Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
-Scott Jorgensen def. Frank Gomez by Submission (Guillotine Choke) at 1:09, R1
-Jesse Lennox def. Blas Avena by TKO at 0:41, R2
-Charlie Valencia def. Seth Dikun by Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)