by MMAWeekly.com Live
Jamie Varner and Kamal Shalorus square off in the main event of WEC 49: Varner vs. Shalorus, the promotion’s first foray into the Great White North. The two will battle it out, hoping for a shot at current WEC lightweight champion Ben Henderson in the near future. WEC 49 takes place at Rexall Place in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
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WEC 49 PLAY-BY-PLAY:
-Jamie Varner vs. Kamal Shalorus
R1 – Varner lands the first shot, an overhand right. Shalorus answers with leg kicks. Varner presses the action and wins an exchange ending it with a solid counter right hand. Shalorus attacks Varners lead leg. Varner knocks Shalorus back with a right hand Varner rocks Shalorus with a series of punches, but Shalarus fires back and screams at Varner. Every punch is a power punch from both guys. MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Varner.
R2 – They take the center of the cage. Shalorus continues his assault with kicks. Shalorus lands a kick on Varner’s cup and Varner was given time to recover before the fight was restarted. Varner lands back-to-back combinations. Shalorus lands another kick to Vaner’s groin and a point was taken while Varner recovers. It’s restarted with three minutes remaining in the round. Shalorus lands two kicks to the body. Varner answers with a head kick and right hand that staggers Shalorus. Varner with another right hand but Shalorus refuses to go down and raises his hands to the cheers of the crowd. Shalorus flurries at the end of the round. Exciting fight. MMAWeekly scores the round 10-8 for Varner with the point deduction.
R3 – Shalorus fires off a high kick. And again, Shalorus lands a kick to Varner’s groin. The replay shows the brutality of it. The referee tells Shalorus he’s not taking a point this time but warns him about landing another one. It’s the third low blow of the fight by Shalorus. The fight continues after a few minutes. Shalorus unloads high kicks but are blocked. Varner using a lot of jabs as if he may have injured his right hand. With three minutes remaining Shalorus gets a takedown, but Varner ties him up. Shalorus landing body shots while Varner attepts to strike off his back. Varner explodes back to his fee with less than a minute remaining. With the sound of the ten seconds remaining, Varner raises his hands and taunts Shalorus. MMAWeekly scores the final round 10-9 for Shalorus.
The judges score it a draw (29-27, 27-29, 28-28)
-Mark Hominick vs. Yves Jabouin
R1 – Jabouin’s speed displayed early as he fired kicks and was light on his feet. Hominick pressed forward, but Jabouin’s activity with jabs and kicks didn’t allow him to find his range. Jabouin landed a spinning back fist. The amount of strikes he’s thrown is amazing. His pace has to slow at some point. And with a minute remaining, it does. Hominick still moving forward and lands a solid shot to the body but Jabouin takes the round 10-9 with activity and more landed strikes.
R2 – Hominick finding more success in the opening of round 2. Jabouin lands a spinning elbow, but Hominick not bothered. Hominick continues to land left hooks to the body and one causes Jabouin to fold over. Jabouin survives. He gets back to his feet and drops Hominick with a right hand. Homincik reverses him on the gruond and finds himself in the mount position. Jabouin taking punches. The referee is watching closely and stops the fight. What a back and forth battle. Hominick wins by TKO.
Mark Hominick def. Yves Jabouin by TKO at 3:21, R2
-Josh Grispi vs. LC Davis
R1 – Each careful in their approach. Grispi letting kicks fly and Davis picking and choosing his punches well. Davis gets a takedown, slamming Grispi to the canvas half way through the round but Grispi applies a guillotine choke and LC Davis goes to sleep.
Josh Grispi def. LC Davis by submission (guillotine choke) at 2:33, R1
-Chris Horodecki vs. Dan Downes
R1 – Downes putting his jab out there and after a couple of leg kicks Horodecki gets a takedown and works for a guillotine choke. Downes defends and gets back to his feet but Horodecki presses him against the cage. They exchange knees along the fence before Horodecki takes it to the ground again where he peppered Downes with punches and advances to the mount position. Downes gives up his back and Horodecki applies a rear naked choke. Downes survives and takes Horodecki’s back briefly before they scrambled back to their feet. MMAWeekly.com scores the round 10-9 for Horodecki.
R2 – They stand and exchange with Horodecki landing a couple of spinning back kicks to the body. Horodecki finds his timing and begins to land punches to the face of Downes. Horodecki secures a takedown but Downes scrambles back to his feet where he takes more damage standing. Downes simply can’t get anything going. Downes looks fatigued likely due to taking the fight on short notice. MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Horodecki.
R3 – Downes comes out going after Horodecki but loses the exchange. Horodecki powers him to the canvas and takes Downes’ back wehre he applies a rear naked choke that forced Downes to tap out.
Chris Horodecki def. Dan Downes by submission (rear naked choke) at 1:09, R3
-Will Campuzano vs. Eddie Wineland
R1 – Campuzano used leg kicks effectively throughout the round. Wineland began timing the leg kicks and unleashing counter right hands, knocked Campuzano down with one. Late in the round he caught an outside leg kick delivered by Campuzano and landed a couple of right hands sending Campuzano on his backside. Campuzano was never in trouble but lost the round according to MMAWeekly due to the takedowns and power punching of Wineland.
R2 – Wineland used footwork to move in and out and land punches early, but as the round went on Campuzano found his range. With just over a minute remaining, Wineland landed a combination that hurt Campuzano. Wineland pounced on him trying to finish but Campuzano worked his way back to his feet and began firing back. Wineland hurt him again and ended it with a body shot that collapsed Campuzano and the referee stopped the action. Wineland wins by TKO.
Eddie Wineland def. Will Campuzano by TKO at 4:44 R2.
WEC 49 QUICK RESULTS:
Main Bouts (On Versus):
-Jamie Varner and Kamal Shalorus ruled a draw ((29-27, 27-29, 28-28)
-Mark Hominick def. Yves Jabouin by TKO at 3:21, R2
-Josh Grispi def. LC Davis by submission (guillotine choke) at 2:33, R1
-Chris Horodecki def. Dan Downes by submission (rear naked choke) at 1:09, R3
-Eddie Wineland def. Will Campuzano by TKO at 4:44 R2
Preliminary Bouts (Non-Televised):
-Will Kerr def. Karen Darabedyan by Submission (Armbar) at 1:20, R1
-Wagnney Fabiano def. Frankie Gomez by Unanimous Decision, R3
-Erik Koch def. Bendy Casimir by Submission (Triangle Choke) at 3:01, R1
-Diego Nunes def. Raphael Assuncao by Split Decision, R3
-Chris Cariaso def. Rafael Rebello by Unanimous Decision, R3
-Renan Barao def. Anthony Leone by Submission (Armbar) at 2:29, R3