- WEC 26 RESULTS LIVE FROM LAS VEGAS

March 24, 2007
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World Extreme Cagefighting
March 24th
Las Vegas, Nevada

Light Heavyweight Bout
Steve Cantwell vs. Brian Stann

RD 1: Both fighters come out swinging and Stann lands a big right hook that drops Cantwell as he finishes him with strikes.

Brian Stann by TKO, 0:41 of the first round.

Featherweight Bout
Jesse Moreng vs. Micah Miller

RD 1: Both fighters come out and clinch, using knees before Miller pulls guard. Not much action as Miller using his size to neutralize Moreng. They are stood back up and Miller landing some good knees in the clinch. Moreng takes Miller down and lands a couple of elbows, while Miller tries to work for an arm.

RD 2: Both fighters are trading back and forth, Moreng landing solid shots but Miller lands some good knees. Moreng gets a takedown and finishes the round on the ground.

RD 3: Both fighters are trading shots, Moreng using punches and Miller using knees. They clinch with neither fighter getting an advantage. Moreng takes Miller down and Miller puts him in a triangle choke. After some struggling Miller is finally able to cinch it and get the tap from Moreng.

Micah Miller with a triangle choke, 3:29 of the third round.

Welterweight Bout
Scott Norton vs. Alex Serdyukov

RD 1: Norton shoots for a takedown and after a scramble ends up on top. He lands some good elbows but Serdyukov goes for a triangle choke and holds on for a couple of minutes but Norton keeps dropping strikes from top and defends well. Serdyukov switches to an armbar but Norton escapes and ends up on top. Serdyukov reverses Norton and ends up on top to end the round.

RD 2: Norton goes for a takedown but Serdyukov sprawls and defends well. Norton again goes for a takedown but gets caught in a guillotine choke that forces him to tap.

Alex Serdyukov with a guillotine choke, :57 of the second round.

Bantamweight Bout
Charlie Valencia vs. Antonio Banuelos

RD 1: Both fighters come out swinging as Banuelos locks on a guillotine choke but Valencia escapes. Back on their feet both fighters are clinched along the fence. They seperate and continue to exchange shots. Banuelos gets a takedown but Valencia gets back up and lands a right uppercut that drops Banuelos as Valencia finishes with strikes.

Charlie Valencia by TKO, 3:12 of the first round.

Featherweight Bout
Tommy Lee vs. Cub Swanson

RD 1: Both fighters come out cautious before Lee goes for a takedown. After some struggling, he gets a takedown but is caught in a guillotine choke but escapes. Not much happening as Lee is controlling Swanson from top and not doing much else. Swanson working for a guillotine choke and after some struggling he gets Tommy Lee to tapout.

Cub Swanson with a guillotine choke, 3:17 of the first round.

Welterweight Bout
Tiki Ghosn vs. Dave Terrel

RD 1: Tiki come out aggressive but Terrel fires back with shots of his own. They clinch along the fence but they seperate and Terrel is landing some good shots. Terrel goes for a takedown and they clinch along the fence. They seperate and neither fighter getting an advantage. Terrel goes for a takedown as they clinch and Tiki lands an elbow that hurts Terrel. Tiki starting to land bunches of shots as Terrel goes for a takedown as Tiki defends it. Terrel turtles up and Tiki is landing shots but they are restarted on the feet because Tiki is warned for landing shots behind the head. Tiki finishes the round with a good flurry to take the round.

RD 2: Terrel lands a good left punch that hurts Tiki. Both fighters are not landing much. Terrel lands a big flurry that hurts Tiki, Terrel is going for the kill and somehow Tiki is still standing. Terrel is landing at will and Tiki is just getting brutalized as Herb Dean steps in to stop the fight as Tiki was taking some serious punishment.

Dave Terrel by TKO, 1:46 of the second round.

None of the fights have gone the distance yet. We have a break now with a 25 minute intermission.

Welterweight Bout
Erik Apple vs. Brock Larson

RD 1: Both fighters come out cautious as they clinch up with Larson getting a takedown. After some scrambling, Larson gets Apple’s back as Larson tries to sink in a choke. Apple escapes as Larson ends up on top with Apple goes for a leg lock. Larson defends well as he starts to pound on Apple. Larson in side mount and goes for an armbar, Apple scrambles to escape but Larson flips Apple over and finishes him with a kimura.

Brock Larson with a kimura, 3:43 of the first round.

Title Bout – Bantamweight
Chase Beebe vs. Eddie Wineland [Title Holder]

RD 1: Beebe goes for a takedown but Wineland defends and they clinch. They are restarted in the middle as Beebe goes for a takedown but Wineland defends well. Both fighters landing some solid shots but neither taking control of the fight. Wineland drops Beebe with a flurry but Beebe is able to survive as he gets back to his feet. Beebe finally gets a takedown as Beebe looks to pass Wineland’s guard. Wineland gets back to his feet. After some stand-up, Beebe gets another takedown and finishes the round by landing some solid shots within Wineland’s guard.

RD 2: After some circling, Beebe gets a takedown. Beebe moves him against the cage but Wineland goes for an armbar but Beebe escapes from danger. Beebe is able to mount Wineland as he starts land solid shots. Wineland is hanging tough but Beebe continues to land some solid shots Beebe continues to land solid shots but Wineland is surviving the onslaught. Beebe is controlling Wineland from the top as Wineland doing a good job of avoiding shots as Beebe finishes the round with some punches.

RD 3: Wineland comes out looking to strike but Beebe is able to get another takedown. Beebe is able to get into side mount after a scramble on the ground. Wineland is able to get Beebe back into guard. Beebe is landing some decent ground and pound as Wineland’s ear has burst and is bleeding badly. They are restarted on the feet with neither fighter landing any solid shots on the feet. Beebe goes for a takedown and Wineland locks on a standing guillotine but the round ends.

RD 4: Both fighters come out cautious as neither tries to assert themselves on the feet. Neither fighter being busy on the feet but Wineland’s ear is just gushing blood. Beebe gets a takedown and starts to land some solid shots from the top. Beebe is staying busy with ground and pound as Wineland has no response to Beebe’s offense. Beebe finishes the round on top of Wineland.

RD 5: Both fighters come out aggressive as Wineland needs to finish the fight to keep the title. Both fighters continue to circle as neither wants to commit to anything. Wineland starting to get busy with kicks but Beebe looks to be comfortable on his feet. Wineland is the busier of the two fighters as he lands an errant knee to Beebe’s groin. Wineland starting to let loose as Beebe responds with a flurry of his own. They clinch along the fence and they seperate just as the round ends.

Chase Beebe by unanimous decision, (48-47, 48-46, 48-46). Chase Beebe is the new WEC Bantamweight Champion.

Title Bout – Featherweight
Dominick Cruz vs. Urijah Faber [Title Holder]

RD 1: Faber comes out with a high kick that misses its mark. Cruz responds with a kick of his own that partially lands. Faber lands a nice uppercut as Cruz goes for a takedown and gets caught in a guillotine choke as Faber stands back up. Cruz takes him back down but is still stuck in a guillotine choke as Faber is able to secure it in guard. Cruz rolls over as Faber has the guillotine form mount and Cruz taps out.

Urijah Faber with a guillotine choke, 1:38 of the first round.

Title Bout – Welterweight [Vacant]
Carlos Condit vs. John Alessio

RD 1: Condit comes out the aggressor as he is coming forward with strikes. They clinch up and Alessio is able to take Condit down but he is able to reverse Alessio into mount as Alessio escapes. Alessio gets a takedown but Condit makes his way back to his feet. Condit still being the aggressor as Alessio gets a takedown into side mount. Condit is able to regain guard as he is able to reverse Alessio and get back to his feet. Condit goes for a standing kimura but Alessio brushes it off as the round ends.

RD 2: Alessio gets a takedown to start the round. Condit staying busy from his back with strikes as he tries to reverse out but Alessio stops him. Condit pushes Alessio off and gets back to his feet. Condit starting open on the feet with punches and kicks. Condit lands a nice flurry of punches and kicks as Alessio is hurt and tries to close the distance. Condit gets a takedown and starts to unleash some ground and pound but Alessio gets back up. Condits lands a couple of good knees in the clinch, he continues to land knees as Alessio goes for a takedown. Condit goes for a standing kimura and gets Alessio on the ground then gets his back. Condit secures the choke with one second left in the round for the win.

Carlos Condit with a rear naked choke, 4:59 of the second round. Carlos Condit is the new WEC Welterweight Champion.

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