FIGHT! Facts, Picks, and Pics: WEC 46
(Check out FIGHT!’s full WEC 46 fight gallery here.)
The WEC’s first offering of 2010 beamed out into the world live on Versus from the Arco Arena in Sacramento, Calif. – below you’ll find results for each fight, a recap of our FIGHT! Picks and how we fared as well as attendance numbers.
Will Campuzano def. Coty Wheeler by unanimous decision.
Eddie Wineland def. Goerge Roop by unanimous decision.
Mark Hominick def. Bryan Caraway by arm-triangle choke at 3:48 of round one.
Wagnney Fabiano def. Clint Godfrey by unanimous decision.
Charlie Valencia def. Akitoshi Tamura by split decision.
Deividas Taurosevicius def. Mackens Semerzier by unanimous decision.
Mike Thomas Brown def. Anthony Morrison by rear-naked choke at 1:54 of round one.
Kamal Shalorus def. Dave Jansen by unanimous decision.
Urijah Faber def. Rafael Assuncao by rear-naked choke at 3:49 of round three.
Ben Henderson def. Jamie Varner by guillotine choke at 2:41 of round three to become the undisputed WEC Lightweight Champion.
Last week we made our picks for WEC 46 – here’s how we did.
Jamie Varner (-145) vs. Benson Henderson
FIGHT! Pick: Henderson Resulting Outcome: CORRECT
Urijah Faber (-550) vs. Rafael Assuncao (+375)
FIGHT! Pick: Faber Resulting Outcome: CORRECT
Mike Thomas Brown (-800) vs. Anthony Morrison (+500)
FIGHT! Pick: Brown Resulting Outcome: CORRECT
Mackens Semerzier (-140) vs. Deividas Taurosevicious (+110)
FIGHT! Pick: Semerzier Resulting Outcome: INCORRECT
The opening bout of WEC 46 between Will Campuzano and Coty Wheeler earned “Fight of the Night” honors. “Submission of the Night” went to Urijah Faber’s third round rear-naked choke over Rafael Assuncao in the co-main event. Each winner was awarded $10,000.
Attendance & Gate
WEC 46 had an announced attendance of 10,027 fans at Arco Arena, totaling a live gate of $550,000.
WEC General Manager Reed Harris confirmed Urijah Faber will challenge WEC Featherweight Champion Jose Aldo.
“I respect Urijah [Faber], but no one will take my belt,” said WEC Featherweight Champion Jose Aldo. Faber responded by saying he feels it’s still his title.
Mike Thomas Brown, a mutual opponent of Faber and Aldo, deferred predicting a winner: “I gamble and I lose a lot so you don’t want my prediction.” He continued, “I just want front row seats to it.”
Jon Jones will meet Brandon Vera in the main event of UFC’s March 21 debut on Versus, home of the WEC.