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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
  • TV Ratings: 244,000 viewers (324,000 peak)
  • Number of MMA Bouts: 11
  • Event Pages: Sherdog | Wikipedia | The UG

Fight Card

Cancelled & Fizzled Bouts

Honors & Awards

    Black on white 26x21
  • Fight of the Night
    Mark Hominick vs. Yves Jabouin   |   $10,000 bonus to each fighter
  • Submission of the Night
    Josh Grispi vs. L.C. Davis   |   $10,000 bonus to Grispi
  • Knockout of the Night
    Eddie Wineland vs. Will Campuzano   |   $10,000 bonus to Wineland
  • Black on white 26x21

Referees

  • Josh Rosenthal
    Shalorus vs. Varner (11)Darabedyan vs. Kerr (6)Leone vs. Barão (1)
  • Vern Gorman
    Hominick vs. Jabouin (10)
  • Yves Lavigne
    Grispi vs. Davis (9)Koch vs. Casimir (4)
  • John Braak
    Horodecki vs. Downes (8)
  • Jerin Valel
    Wineland vs. Campuzano (7)

Fight Predictions

Tapology members can make predictions for all MMA fights, from the biggest UFC's to remote regional cards. WEC 49 is closed for new predictions. 4 total members made predictions on this event, breaking down as follows below.

Leaderboard of the best predictions by member: WEC 49 Leaderboard

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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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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