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- WEC 30 RESULTS: McCULLOUGH BY TKO

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MMAWeekly is on location at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino bringing you LIVE results from WEC 30 in Las Vegas.

“Razor” Rob McCullough puts his WEC lightweight title on the line against Rich Crunkilton and Chase Beebe will defend his WEC bantamweight belt against Rani Yahya.

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BANTAMWEIGHT BOUT:
Ian McCall def. Coty Wheeler by TKO (Strikes) at 4:34, R3

Round 1 – McCall got a takedown early and rained down some ground and pound, cutting Wheeler pretty bad. They went back up to their feet briefly, but McCall took Wheeler down again and finished out the round, controlling Wheeler from different positions. (MMAWeekly scores the round for McCall 10-9.)

Round 2 – McCall starts teeing off on Wheeler a couple minutes into the round after a slow start and scores another takedown, went directly to side mount and started forearms and punches. McCall mounted and then took Wheeler’s back. Wheeler managed to escape to the feet, but the round finished out standing with McCall scoring the better shots in the stand-up game. Wheeler’s face is showing the two rounds of abuse that he has taken thus far. (MMAWeekly scores the round for McCall 10-9.)

Round 3 – The third round saw the fight standing through most of the round with McCall again getting the better of Wheeler. McCall then scooped up Wheeler and slammed him to the mat. From there, McCall was standing in Wheeler’s guard dropping down heavy punches until the referee stopped the bout.

WELTERWEIGHT BOUT:
Blas Avena def. Joe Benoit by Submission (Guillotine Choke) at 0:29, R1

Round 1 – Avena comes out swinging. Benoit goes for a takedown, but gets caught in a guillotine choke, which Avena finished moments later.

LIGHTWEIGHT BOUT:
Donald Cerrone def. Kenneth Alexander by Submission (Triangle Neck Crank) at 0:56, R1

Round 1 – Cowboy lands a couple of punches early. Alexander goes for a takedown and as the fighters hit the mat, Cerrone locked his legs in a triangle around Alexander’s head, without either arm trapped, to get the submission by triangle neck crank.

MIDDLEWEIGHT BOUT:
Bryan Baker def. Jesse Forbes by TKO (Strikes) at 4:15, R1

Round 1 – Forbes dropped Baker with punches to start the fight. Baker got back up, but Forbes started to light him up with more punches. Forbes then picked Baker up for a big slam and worked for a guillotine choke. Back on their feet, Baker then picked Forbes up and slammed him. They scrambled on the ground, Baker got back to his feet again and then it was Forbes who scored another takedown. Forbes took Baker’s back, but Baker reversed into Forbes’ guard and proceeded to tee off on Forbes with big punches before moving to side mount and then full mount, dropping down some heavy blows. Forbes then gave up his back and Baker finished the fight from Forbes’ back with strikes.

LIGHTWEIGHT BOUT:
Marcus Hicks def. Scott McAfee by Submission (Guillotine Choke) at 2:13, R1

Round 1 – Hicks takes McAfee right away and starts landing some sporadic ground and pound. Hicks then moves to side mount, then there was a scramble, and Hicks locked on a guillotine choke, fell to his back and got the tap.

WELTERWEIGHT BOUT:
John Alessio def. Marcelo Brito by Unanimous Decision, R3

Round 1 – Both fighters came out cautious, but Alessio is outstriking Brito, landing some of the better shots. They then clinch and after a bit of clinching, Brito falls to his back. Alessio, standing in Brito’s guard, drops the occasional punch and kicks to the backs of Brito’s thighs. (MMAWeekly scores the round for Alessio 10-9.)

Round 2 – Both fighters start cautiously again and again Brito falls to his back. For the next couple of minutes, Alessio stands over him landing the occasional shot before the referee stands them back up. Brito lands a flurry and Alessio clinches, then Brito falls to his back and the round ends with Alessio standing over him as the round ends. A slight edge to Alessio gives him the second round. (MMAWeekly scores the round for Alessio 10-9)

Round 3 – More of the same in the third round, both fighters being cautious on their feet, but instead of Brito falling to his back from the clinch, Alessio picked him up and threw him to the ground. After tossing him down a second time, the round again ended with Alessio standing in the guard of Brito. (MMAWeekly scores the round for Alessio 10-9)

BANTAMWEIGHT BOUT:
Miguel Torres def. Jeff Bedard by Submission (Triangle Choke) at 2:30, R1

Round 1 – Torres, avoiding Bedard’s shot, falls to his back early. Bedard works from Torres’ guard, plodding with his ground and pound, but not doing much damage. Midway through the round Torres climbs Bedard’s back with his legs, with Bedard still in guard, and quickly lands a triangle choke to finish him.

LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT BOUT:
Brian Stann def. Jeremiah Billington by TKO at 3:07, R1

Round 1 – Billington rushes in early, but Stann uses his power to control from the clinch and land some heavy knees to the midsection. They separate and Stann lands a powerful right hand and Billington tries to shoot, but ends up in the clinch along the cage again. Stann is visibly much larger than Billington and wears him down on the fence, landing more knees and some good uppercuts. They separate and Billington rushes in again, but Stann puts him on his back and starts working from Billington’s guard, picking his shots from standing and finishes Billington with some brutal punches while standing in the guard.

WEC BANTAMWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP BOUT:
Chase Beebe def. Rani Yahya by Unanimous Decision, R5

Round 1 – Beebe drops Yahya in a brief exchange, follows him down into Yahya’s guard and nearly gets caught in a leg submission before escaping to the feet. Yahya immediately works to get the fight to the ground and does so with a single-leg takedown. Beebe nearly escapes, but nearly is caught in another leg submission. Yahya gets to the top and nearly secures a guillotine choke, but Beebe fights it off. Yahya works position, Beebe scrambles out and they go back up to their feet, but Yahya immediately pulls guard. Beebe passes guard and gets to Yahya’s back briefly before being put back in Yahya’s guard. Yahya uses his phenomenal guard to fend off Beebe’s ground and pound attempts, nearly sets up an omo plata, before transitioning to a darce choke as the round ends. (MMAWeekly scores the round for Yahya 10-9.)

Round 2 – Yahya immediately shoots in and gets caught in a guillotine attempt by Beebe, but escapes. Beebe scrambles to side control, but Yahya immediately puts him back into his guard. Beebe passes up to a sort of half-mount position and lands a couple good hammer fists that look to hurt Yahya and scrambles around to Yahya’s back, sinking in his hooks and starts throwing punches to Yahya’s head, who appears hurt. Beebe is working for the rear naked choke, but Yahya defends, working back to a butterfly guard position. Beebe lands a few sporadic punches as Yahya makes a last ditch attempt at an armbar moments before the round ends, but Beebe fends off the attempt before the bell. (MMAWeekly scores the round for Beebe 10-9.)

Round 3 – The fighters clinch early before Yahya pulls Beebe down as he falls to his back, but Beebe winds up in side control as Yahya is on all fours. A scramble leaves Beebe in mount, dropping some pretty solid shots on Yahya’s body and head, really working over his ribs. Yahya gets back to his full guard, but Beebe quickly passes to side again with Yahya on all fours, then moves to back mount and gets his hooks in. Beebe puts a figure-four body lock on and punishes Yahya with some punches to the face from behind, bloodying his nose. Beebe stays busy, alternating between rear naked choke attempts and punching Yahya in the face and Yahya looks thoroughly exhausted as the round ends. (MMAWeekly scores the round for Beebe 10-9.)

Round 4 – Yahya lands a couple good leg kicks to open the round, but gets caught with a left cross shooting in. Yahya looks re-energized, but his single-leg attempt is fended off by Beebe who sweeps Yahya over to side control again. Beebe moves to mount with Yahya on his side and starts punishing him with punches and forearms. Yahya gets his half-guard back, but Beebe is still able to keep working the punches and forearms until Yahya gets his full guard back. Beebe starts to become more aggressive from Yahya’s guard, pushing the pace and trying to land more punches from inside the guard, pushing Yahya up against the cage. Beebe works to half-guard and continues to punish Beebe. Yahya moves to all fours again and attempts a sweep, but Beebe defends and is postured up in half-guard and finishes the round continuing to punish Yahya. (MMAWeekly scores the round for Beebe 10-9.)

Round 5 – Yahya lands a couple of leg kicks again to start round five, shoots in, but nearly gets caught in the guillotine choke before escaping to his back and putting Beebe in his guard. Beebe continues to brutalize Yahya landing heavy punches and forearms to the ribs and pot-shotting Yahya’s face, which has blood trickling from the mouth. Yahya, even with his left eye swelling shut, continues to search for a submission, but Beebe keeps the pressure on throwing blows from every angle, not giving Yahya a chance to get comfortable. Beebe finishes in control, pounding on Yahya. (MMAWeekly scores the round for Beebe 10-9 and the fight for Beebe 49-46.)

WEC LIGHTWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP BOUT:
“Razor” Rob McCullough def. Rich Crunkilton by TKO (Strikes) at 1:29, R1

Round 1 – Crunkilton opens with a kick, which McCullough catches and fires back with a right hand. McCullough then gets the better of another flurry, then drops Crunkilton with a straight right. Crunkilton gets back up and gets dropped again with another right hand. He gets back up again and continues to eat right hands and gets dropped for a third time before referee Herb Dean steps in to call off the fight.

WORLD EXTREME CAGEFIGHTING 30
September 5, 2007
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Las Vegas, Nevada

WEC LIGHTWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP BOUT:
“Razor” Rob McCullough def. Rich Crunkilton by TKO (Strikes) at 1:29, R1

WEC BANTAMWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP BOUT:
Chase Beebe def. Rani Yahya by Unanimous Decision, R5

Brian Stann def. Jeremiah Billington by TKO at 3:07, R1

Miguel Torres def. Jeff Bedard by Submission (Triangle Choke) at 2:30, R1

John Alessio def. Marcelo Brito by Unanimous Decision, R3

Marcus Hicks def. Scott McAfee by guillotine choke at 2:13, R1

Bryan Baker def. Jesse Forbes by TKO (Strikes) at 4:15, R1

Donald Cerrone def. Kenneth Alexander by Submission (Triangle Neck Crank) at 0:56, R1

Blas Avena def. Joe Benoit by Submission (Guillotine Choke) at 0:29, R1

Ian McCall def. Coty Wheeler by TKO (Strikes) at 4:34, R3

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