by MMAWeekly.com Staff
World Extreme Cagefighting has updated the fight card for its WEC 38 event scheduled for Jan. 25 in San Diego, Calif. The event at the San Diego Sports Arena marks the promotion’s debut in the city.
Headlining WEC 38 is a lightweight championship bout between current titleholder Jamie Varner and challenger Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone. The bout is Varner’s second defense of the title that he won by defeating “Razor” Rob McCullough early last year. Cerrone earned the shot at Varner by also defeating McCullough when the two fought in a Fight of the Year candidate in November in Florida.
The co-main event features the returns of featherweights Urijah Faber and Jens Pulver. Both competitors fought and lost their most recent bouts at WEC 37 in Hollywood, Fla., the same event where Cerrone cemented his status as the No. 1 WEC lightweight contender. Faber dropped his featherweight title to Mike Brown, while Pulver was knocked out of a return to contender’s status by Leonard Garcia.
WEC 38 Fight Card:
-Jamie Varner vs. Donald Cerrone
-Urijah Faber vs. Jens Pulver
-Danillo Villefort vs. Mike Campbell
-Jose Aldo vs. Fredson Paixao
-Ed Ratcliff vs. Anthony Njokuani
-Hiromitsu Miura vs. Edgar Garcia
-Dominick Cruz vs. Ian McCall
-Scott Jorgensen vs. Frank Gomez
-Blas Avena vs. Jesse Lennox
-Charlie Valencia vs. Seth Dikun