by MMAWeekly.com Staff
The first ever WEC pay-per-view is set and ready to go from Sacramento, Calif., on Saturday night, and both title fights on the card are now official as the weigh-ins took place on Friday afternoon at the Arco Arena.
WEC featherweight champion Jose Aldo looks to make the first defense of his title belt against arguably the most popular 145-pound fighter to ever step in the cage, Urijah Faber. Fighting in his hometown, Faber will look to re-capture the gold that he held and defended for so long.
“It doesn’t matter where the fight is,” said Aldo. “Urijah’s a great fighter, he was a great champion.”
Fighting in his hometown in front of what is expected to be a sold out crowd at the Arco Arena, Urijah Faber’s message was simple.
“It’s gonna be a battle, I’m looking to get that belt,” Faber stated.
In the other title fight, Ben Henderson will rematch Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone after the instant classic the two lightweights had in 2009. The fight was considered by many as the best of 2009, and both fighters are looking for a clear-cut win this time around after a close decision in their last fight.
Henderson had to drop all of his clothes and stay behind a towel to make weight, and looked relieved when the scale read 155lbs. For his part, Cerrone looked somewhat drained as well, but on weigh-in day that’s to be expected.
The results of the weigh-ins are as follows (all weights in pounds):
MAIN CARD FOR PPV:
-Jose Aldo (145) vs. Urijah Faber (144.5)
-Ben Henderson (155) vs. Donald Cerrone (154.5)
-Mike Brown (146) vs. Manny Gamburyan (146)
-Shane Roller (155.5) vs. Anthony Njokuani (156)
- Scott Jorgensen (136) vs. Antonio Banuelos (136)
-Leonard Garcia (145) vs. Chan Sung Jung (145.5)
-Alex Karalexis (156) vs. Anthony Pettis (155.5)
-Brad Pickett (135.5) vs. Demetrious Johnson (135)
-Chad Mendes (145.5) vs. Anthony Morrison (145)
-Takeya Mizugaki (134.5) vs. Rani Yahya (136)
-Brandon Visher (144.5) vs. Tyler Toner (145.5)