Completed Event

WEC 49: Varner vs Shalorus

WEC 49
  • Sunday 06.20.2010 at 10:00 PM ET
  • U.S. Broadcast: Versus
  • Promotion: WEC
  • Ownership: Zuffa, LLC
  • Venue: Rexall Place
  • Location: Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
  • Enclosure: Cage
  • TV Announcers: Todd Harris, Kenny Florian
  • Ring Announcer: Bruce Buffer
  • Post-Fight Interviews: Craig Hummer
  • Ticket Revenue (live gate):
  • TV Ratings: 244,000 viewers (324,000 peak)
  • Number of Bouts: 11
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WEC 49 Wiki Update Wiki

In the first WEC event to be held outside of the United States, WEC 49, which took place at Rexall Place in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, featured a main event lightweight showdown between former champion Jamie Varner and undefeated Iranian wrestling standout Kamal Shalorus. Although the undercard produced some of the best fights of the first half of 2010, the main event left most fans unsatisfied, as the judges scored the contest a Split Draw.


Fightmetric.com, as well as the majority of leading industry analysts, argued that the decision should have gone to Varner, who landed the more damaging shots and controlled the majority of the fight, especially in the first two rounds.

Last updated 09.26.2012, 10:55 PM ET
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WEC 49 Fight Card

Bout   Info
Kamal Shalorus   vs.   Jamie Varner   Ends in a Draw, Split
Main Event | Lightweight | 155 lbs (70.3 kg)
  3 Rounds, 15:00 Total Bout Page
Referee: Josh Rosenthal
Mark Hominick   defeats   Yves Jabouin   via KO/TKO, Punches
Main Card | Featherweight | 145 lbs (65.8 kg)
Fight of the Night ($10,000 to both fighters)
#17 Best MMA Fight of the Year for 2010
#10 Greatest Featherweight MMA Fight of All Time
  3:21 Round 2 of 3, 8:21 Total Bout Page
Referee: Vern Gorman
Josh Grispi   defeats   L.C. Davis   via Submission, Guillotine Choke
Main Card | Featherweight | 145 lbs (65.8 kg)
Submission of the Night ($10,000 to Grispi)
  2:33 Round 1 of 3 Bout Page
Referee: Yves Lavigne
Chris Horodecki   defeats   Danny Downes   via Submission, Rear-Naked Choke
Main Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs (70.3 kg)
  1:09 Round 3 of 3, 11:09 Total Bout Page
Referee: John Braak
Eddie Wineland   defeats   Will Campuzano   via KO/TKO, Punch to the Body
Main Card | Bantamweight | 135 lbs (61.2 kg)
Knockout of the Night ($10,000 to Wineland)
#43 Best MMA Knockout of the Year 2010
  4:44 Round 2 of 3, 9:44 Total Bout Page
Referee: Jerin Valel
Will Kerr   defeats   Karen Darabedyan   via Submission, Armbar
Preliminary Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs (70.3 kg)
  1:20 Round 1 of 3 Bout Page
Referee: Josh Rosenthal
Wagnney Fabiano   defeats   Frank Gomez   via Decision, Unanimous
Preliminary Card | Bantamweight | 135 lbs (61.2 kg)
  3 Rounds, 15:00 Total Bout Page
Erik Koch   defeats   Bendy Casimir   via Submission, Triangle Choke
Preliminary Card | Featherweight | 145 lbs (65.8 kg)
  3:01 Round 1 of 3 Bout Page
Referee: Yves Lavigne
Diego Nunes   defeats   Raphael Assunção   via Decision, Split
Preliminary Card | Featherweight | 145 lbs (65.8 kg)
  3 Rounds, 15:00 Total Bout Page
Chris Cariaso   defeats   Rafael Rebello   via Decision, Unanimous
Preliminary Card | Bantamweight | 135 lbs (61.2 kg)
  3 Rounds, 15:00 Total Bout Page
Renan Barão   defeats   Anthony Leone   via Submission, Armbar
Preliminary Card | Catchweight | 142 lbs (64.4 kg)
  2:29 Round 3 of 3, 12:29 Total Bout Page
Referee: Josh Rosenthal
Cancelled & Fizzled Bouts   Info
Renan Barão   vs.   Clint Godfrey   Fizzled
Preliminary Card | Bantamweight | 135 lbs (61.2 kg)
  3 x 5 Minute Rounds Bout Page
Chris Horodecki   vs.   Ed Ratcliff   Cancelled (Ratcliff Injury)
Main Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs (70.3 kg)
  3 x 5 Minute Rounds Bout Page

Videos & Highlights

    Promo Video  |  WEC Varner vs. Shalorus in Edmonton Promo Video by WEC report dead link

    The WEC produced this video previewing the Varner vs. Shalorus event, focusing on its arrival in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

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