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A tremendous battle between WEC lightweight champion Jamie Varner and challenger Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone ended in less than spectacular fashion due to an unintentional illegal knee to a downed Varner. None the less, most saw it as an entertaining fight that ended with enough controversy to set up a rematch down the road, including both fighters, who called for a rematch after the final tallies were read. 

In the co-main event at WEC 38, former featherweight champion Urijah Faber started his road back to the title with a first round destruction of former UFC lightweight champion Jens Pulver. 

MMAWeekly.com’s Laron Zaugg was cageside at the San Diego Sports Arena to capture all of the action in pictures in an exclusive MMAWeekly.com WEC 38 Photo Gallery.


Main Card Bouts:
-Jamie Varner def. Donald Cerrone by Split Decision (49-46, 47-48, 49-46)
-Urijah Faber def. Jens Pulver by Submission (Guillotine Choke) at 1:34, R1
-Danillo Villefort def. Mike Campbell by TKO at 3:55, R1
-Jose Aldo def. Rolando Perez by TKO at 4:15, R1

Preliminary Bouts:
-Benson Henderson def. Anthony Njokuani by Submission (Guillotine Choke) at 0:42, R2
-Edgar Garcia def. Hiromitsu Miura by TKO at 1:18, R1
-Dominick Cruz def. Ian McCall by Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
-Scott Jorgensen def. Frank Gomez by Submission (Guillotine Choke) at 1:09, R1
-Jesse Lennox def. Blas Avena by TKO at 0:41, R2
-Charlie Valencia def. Seth Dikun by Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Exclusive MMAWeekly.com WEC 38 Photo Gallery 

WEC 38 VIDEO: Jamie Varner and Donald Cerrone Post-Fight Interviews 

WEC 38 VIDEO: Urijah Faber and Jens Pulver Post-Fight Interviews