Completed MMA Event

WEC 43: Cerrone vs. Henderson

WEC 43
  • Saturday 10.10.2009
  • U.S. Broadcast: Versus
  • Promotion: WEC
  • Ownership: Zuffa, LLC
  • Venue: AT&T Center
  • Location: San Antonio, Texas, United States
  • Enclosure: Cage
  • TV Announcers: Todd Harris, Frank Mir
  • Ring Announcer: Joe Martinez
  • Post-Fight Interviews: Todd Harris
  • Attendance: 5,176
  • TV Ratings: 419,000 viewers
  • MMA Bouts: 10
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Fight Card

Honors & Awards

  • Fight of the Night
    Donald Cerrone vs. Benson Henderson I   |   $20,000 bonus to each fighter
  • Knockout of the Night
    Muhsin Corbbrey vs. Anthony Njokuani   |   $10,000 bonus to Njokuani
  • Submission of the Night
    Wagnney Fabiano vs. Mackens Semerzier   |   $10,000 bonus to Semerzier


  • Kerry Hatley
    Cerrone vs. Henderson I (10)Taurosevicius vs. Vazquez (1)
  • Jon Schorle
    Jansen vs. Crunkilton (9)Valencia vs. Wheeler (2)
  • Rafael Ramos
    Assunção vs. Jabouin (8)Corbbrey vs. Njokuani (6)Fabiano vs. Semerzier (4)
  • Mark Calo-oy
    Page vs. Campuzano (7)Jorgensen vs. Thomas (5)Tapia vs. Wineland (3)


WEC 43 Wiki

While it was one of the most underwhelming WEC fight cards of the year on paper, WEC 43 ended up featuring what many fans agree was the best fight of the year in the form of the Interim Lightweight Championship bout between Donald Cerrone and Ben Henderson. After five rounds of grueling, back-and-forth action, Henderson emerged with a close Unanimous Decision victory.

The event was originally supposed to feature a rematch between Lightweight Champion Jamie Varner and Cerrone, but Varner was unable to compete due to injuries he had sustained his in January title defense against Cerrone.

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