by MMAWeekly.com Staff
World Extreme Cagefighting on Monday confirmed the remaining bouts for its Dec. 19 event at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas. In addition to Donald Cerrone vs. Ed Ratcliff, Anthony Njokuani vs. Chris Horodecki, and Joseph Benavidez vs. Rani Yahya, WEC announced seven other bouts.

“This is the perfect way to close out 2009,” WEC General Manager Reed Harris said. “We have stacked this card with some outstanding battles featuring our top contenders. This is truly our holiday gift to fans.”

Cerrone vs. Ratcliff will be televised nationally live on VERSUS beginning at 10:00 p.m. ET/7:00 p.m. PT.

The full WEC 45: Cerrone vs. Ratcliff fight card:

Main Bouts (on Versus):
-Donald Cerrone (10-2) vs. Ed Ratcliff (7-1)
-Chris Horodecki (13-1) vs. Anthony Njokuani (11-2)
-Joseph Benavidez (10-1; #9 Bantamweight) vs. Rani Yahya (14-3; #10 Bantamweight)
-Takeya Mizugaki (12-3-2; #4 Bantamweight) vs. Scott Jorgensen (7-3)

Preliminary Bouts (non-televised):
-Bart Palszewski (30-13) vs. Anthony Pettis (7-0)
-Muhsin Corbbrey (7-4) vs. Zack Micklewright (6-0)
-Chad George (10-4) vs. John Hosman (13-5-1)
-Tyler Toner (9-1) vs. Brandon Visher (11-0)
-Brad Pickett (17-4) vs. Kyle Dietz (5-1)
-Erik Koch (7-0) vs. Jameel Massouh (21-6)