by MMAWeekly.com Staff
World Extreme Cagefighting general manager Reed Harris on Thursday firmed up the remainder of the promotion’s first foray into pay-per-view.
WEC 48: Aldo vs. Farber features a featherweight title bout between current champion Jose Aldo and former champion Urijah Faber, as well as Ben Henderson defending his lightweight title in a rematch with Donald Cerrone. Another featherweight bout, between former titleholder Mike Brown and UFC veteran Manny Gamburyan, is also featured on the pay-per-view portion of the April 24 fight card at the ARCO Arena in Sacramento, Calif.
The remaining eight bouts on the card represents many of the top fighters in the promotion, as the WEC looks to entice fans into purchasing a televised event for the first time.
Main Card (On Pay-Per-View):
-Jose Aldo (16-1; #1 Featherweight)* vs. Urijah Faber (23-3; #3 Featherweight)*
-Ben Henderson (11-1) vs. Donald Cerrone (11-2)
-Mike Brown (23-5; #2 Featherweight)* vs. Manny Gamburyan (10-4; #7 Featherweight)*
-Anthony Njokuani (12-2) vs. Shane Roller (7-2)
-Scott Jorgensen (9-3; #6 Bantamweight)* vs. Antonio Banuelos (17-5)
Preliminary Bouts (Non-Televised):
-Leonard Garcia (13-5-1; #8 Featherweight)* vs. Chan Sung Jung (10-1)
-Alex Karalexis (10-4) vs. Anthony Pettis (8-1)
-Brad Pickett (18-4) vs. Demetrious Johnson (5-0)
-Mackens Semerzier (5-1) vs. Anthony Morrison (15-8)
-Takeya Mizugaki (12-4-2) vs. Rani Yahya (15-5)
-Tyler Toner (9-1) vs. Brandon Visher (13-0)
*Based on the MMAWeekly.com World MMA Rankings