Completed Event

WEC 53: Henderson vs. Pettis

WEC 53
  • Thursday 12.16.2010 at 09:00 PM ET
  • U.S. Broadcast: Versus
  • Promotion: WEC
  • Ownership: Zuffa, LLC
  • Venue: Jobing.com Arena
  • Location: Glendale, Arizona, United States
  • Enclosure: Cage
  • TV Announcers: Todd Harris, Stephan Bonnar
  • Ring Announcer: Bruce Buffer
  • Post-Fight Interviews: Craig Hummer
  • Ticket Revenue (live gate):
  • Attendance: 6,384
  • TV Ratings: 615,000 average viewers
  • Number of Bouts: 11
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WEC 53 Fight Card

Bout   Info
Anthony Pettis   defeats   Benson Henderson   via Decision, Unanimous
Main Event | Title Fight | Lightweight | 155 lbs (70.3 kg)
Fight of the Night ($10,000 to both fighters)
#6 Greatest Fight of All Time
#2 Best MMA Fight of the Year for 2010
#1 Greatest Lightweight MMA Fight of All Time
  5 Rounds, 25:00 Total Bout Page
Referee: Herb Dean
Dominick Cruz   defeats   Scott Jorgensen   via Decision, Unanimous
Co-Main Event | Title Fight | Bantamweight | 135 lbs (61.2 kg)
#26 Greatest Bantamweight MMA Fight of All Time
  5 Rounds, 25:00 Total Bout Page
Referee: Neil Sarembock
Donald Cerrone   defeats   Chris Horodecki   via Submission, Triangle Choke
Main Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs (70.3 kg)
  2:43 Round 2 of 3, 7:43 Total Bout Page
Referee: Herb Dean
Kamal Shalorus   defeats   Bart Palaszewski   via Decision, Split
Main Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs (70.3 kg)
  3 Rounds, 15:00 Total Bout Page
Referee: Neil Sarembock
Danny Downes   defeats   Zhang Tie Quan   via Decision, Unanimous
Preliminary Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs (70.3 kg)
  3 Rounds, 15:00 Total Bout Page
Referee: Ron Mation
Shane Roller   defeats   Jamie Varner   via Submission, Rear Naked Choke
Preliminary Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs (70.3 kg)
Submission of the Night ($10,000 to Roller)
  3:55 Round 1 of 3 Bout Page
Referee: Herb Dean
Brad Pickett   defeats   Ivan Menjivar   via Decision, Unanimous
Preliminary Card | Bantamweight | 135 lbs (61.2 kg)
#27 Greatest Bantamweight MMA Fight of All Time
  3 Rounds, 15:00 Total Bout Page
Referee: Ron Mation
Eddie Wineland   defeats   Ken Stone   via KO/TKO, Slam
Preliminary Card | Bantamweight | 135 lbs (61.2 kg)
Knockout of the Night ($10,000 to Wineland)
#32 Best MMA Knockout of the Year 2010
  2:11 Round 1 of 3 Bout Page
Referee: Neil Sarembock
Danny Castillo   defeats   Will Kerr   via KO/TKO, Punches
Preliminary Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs (70.3 kg)
  1:25 Round 1 of 3 Bout Page
Referee: Herb Dean
Iuri Alcântara   defeats   Ricardo Lamas   via KO/TKO, Punches
Preliminary Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs (70.3 kg)
  3:26 Round 1 of 3 Bout Page
Referee: Ron Mation
Renan Barão   defeats   Chris Cariaso   via Submission, Rear Naked Choke
Preliminary Card | Bantamweight | 135 lbs (61.2 kg)
  3:47 Round 1 of 3 Bout Page
Referee: Neil Sarembock

Tapology Community Predictions

Henderson
75%
Pettis
25%
Jorgensen
32%
Cruz
68%
Cerrone
89%
Horodecki
11%
Palaszewski
28%
Shalorus
72%
Downes
17%
Quan
83%
Roller
23%
Varner
77%
Menjivar
27%
Pickett
73%
Stone
38%
Wineland
62%
Kerr
28%
Castillo
72%
Alcântara
40%
Lamas
60%
Barão
76%
Cariaso
24%

Videos & Highlights

    Promo Video  |  WEC Henderson vs. Pettis Event Promo Video report dead link

    The WEC's teaser commercial to the Henderson vs. Pettis WEC 53 event.

  • Highlight  |  Henderson vs. Pettis WEC Preview Vid report dead link

    Another preview video from the WEC hyping WEC 53, the promotion's last-ever event.

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