WEC 49: Varner vs Shalorus
- 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
- TV Ratings: 244,000 viewers (324,000 peak)
- Number of MMA Bouts: 11
- Event Pages: Sherdog | Wikipedia | The UG
Cancelled & Fizzled Bouts
Honors & Awards
Fight of the NightMark Hominick vs. Yves Jabouin | $10,000 bonus to each fighter
Submission of the NightJosh Grispi vs. L.C. Davis | $10,000 bonus to Grispi
Knockout of the NightEddie Wineland vs. Will Campuzano | $10,000 bonus to Wineland
Shalorus vs. Varner (11), Darabedyan vs. Kerr (6), Leone vs. Barão (1)
Hominick vs. Jabouin (10)
Grispi vs. Davis (9), Koch vs. Casimir (4)
Horodecki vs. Downes (8)
Wineland vs. Campuzano (7)
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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.
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.