Completed MMA Event

WEC 48: Aldo vs Faber

WEC 48
  • Saturday 04.24.2010
  • U.S. Broadcast: Pay Per View | Prelims: Spike TV
  • Promotion: WEC
  • Ownership: Zuffa, LLC
  • Venue: ARCO Arena
  • Location: Sacramento, California, United States
  • Enclosure: Cage
  • TV Announcers: Mike Goldberg, Joe Rogan
  • Ring Announcer: Bruce Buffer
  • Post-Fight Interviews: Joe Rogan
  • Ticket Revenue (live gate): $954,635
  • Attendance: 12,555
  • MMA Bouts: 11
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Fight Card

Honors & Awards

  • Submission of the Night
    Donald Cerrone vs. Benson Henderson II   |   $65,000 bonus to Henderson
  • Knockout of the Night
    Mike Brown vs. Manny Gamburyan   |   $65,000 bonus to Gamburyan
  • Fight of the Night
    Leonard Garcia vs. Chan Sung Jung I   |   $65,000 bonus to each fighter


  • Josh Rosenthal
    Faber vs. Aldo (11)Njokuani vs. Roller (8)Karalexis vs. Pettis (5)Mizugaki vs. Yahya (2)
  • Herb Dean
    Cerrone vs. Henderson II (10)Banuelos vs. Jorgensen II (7)Johnson vs. Pickett (4)Toner vs. Visher (1)
  • Jon Schorle
    Brown vs. Gamburyan (9)Garcia vs. Jung I (6)Mendes vs. Morrison (3)

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WEC 48 Wiki

WEC 48 marked the first time a WEC event aired live on Pay Per View, and with a heavy promotional backing by parent company Zuffa, was by far the biggest WEC event to date in the promotion’s history.

WEC 48 featured a highly anticipated Featherweight Championship bout between Jose Aldo and Urijah Faber as well as the Lightweight Championship rematch between Ben Henderson and Donald Cerrone. In the main event, Aldo defended his title with a dominant Unanimous Decision over Faber, breaking down “The California Kid” with an endless series of leg kicks, while Henderson destroyed Cerrone with a first-round submission.

On the Prelims special, which aired live on Spike TV prior to the event, featherweight contenders Leonard Garcia and the virtually unknown (to North American audiences) “Korean Zombie” Chan Sung Jung delivered one of the best fights in years with a three-round war that lead directly into the Pay Per View broadcast.

In an echo of the Ultimate Fighter’s legendary live season one Finale between Stephan Bonner and Forrest Griffin years earlier, Garcia and Jung’s ridiculous go-for-broke war, which seemed to emerge out of nowhere, was a reminder that live televised MMA could still captivate with unexpected drama and alter the courses of both careers and promotions.

Last updated 09.26.2012, 10:54 PM ET
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Videos & Highlights

    Highlight  |  "Aldo vs. Faber Highlights" by WEC report dead link

    The WEC produced this short highlight package of some of the best action from WEC 48: Aldo vs. Faber.

  • Video Blog  |  Dana White Video Blog: Aldo vs. Faber report dead link

    Dana White's video blog from WEC 48: Aldo vs. Faber. Day 1.

  • Video Blog  |  Dana White Video Blog: Aldo vs. Faber report dead link

    Dana White's video blog from WEC 48: Aldo vs. Faber. Day 2.

  • Highlight  |  UFC: Aldo vs. Faber video highlight report dead link

    Watch this official video HL for the featherweight title fight of Jose Aldo vs. Urijab Faber.

  • Video Blog  |  Dana White Aldo vs. Faber video blog 1 report dead link

    Watch part 1 of Dana White's Aldo vs. Faber video blog.

  • Video Blog  |  Dana White Aldo vs. Faber video blog 2 report dead link

    Watch part 2 of Dana White's Aldo vs. Faber video blog.

  • Video Blog  |  Dana White Aldo vs. Faber video blog 3 report dead link

    Watch part 3 of Dana White's Aldo vs. Faber video blog.

  • Training  |  Aldo vs. Faber and Cerrone vs. Henderson open workouts report dead link

    Watch this open workout HL video for UFC: Aldo vs. Faber.

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