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WEC 30: McCullough vs. Crunkilton
WEC 30 McCullough vs Crunkilton Poster.jpg
A poster or logo for WEC 30: McCullough vs. Crunkilton.
Promotion World Extreme Cagefighting
Date September 5, 2007
Venue Hard Rock Hotel and Casino
City Las Vegas, Nevada
Event chronology
WEC 29: Condit vs. Larson WEC 30: McCullough vs. Crunkilton WEC 31: Faber vs. Curran

WEC 30: McCullough vs. Crunkilton was a mixed martial arts (MMA) event held by World Extreme Cagefighting (WEC). The event took place on Wednesday, September 5, 2007 at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada and aired live on the Versus Network.[1]

The event featured a lightweight title match between champion "Razor" Rob McCullough and Richard Crunkilton.[1] Additionally, Chase Beebe defended his bantamweight title against Brazilian jiu-jitsu expert Rani Yahya,[1] who replaced Manny Tapia on the card after Tapia suffered a knee injury.

Former UFC Lightweight Champion Jens Pulver was scheduled to make his WEC & featherweight debut at this event against Cub Swanson, but was pulled from the card due to a knee injury. The matchup was rescheduled for WEC 31 three months later, where Pulver won by submission.[2]

Sergio Gomez was originally slated to face WEC newcomer Donald Cerrone at this event, but was later pulled from the card and replaced by the debuting Kenneth Alexander.[3]

Kevin Knabjian was expected to face Blas Avena at this event, but was later replaced by WEC newcomer Joe Benoit[4]


Main card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Lightweight Rob McCullough (c) def Richard Crunkilton TKO (strikes) 1 1:29 [a]
Bantamweight Chase Beebe (c) def Rani Yahya Decision (unanimous) (49–46, 49–46, 49–45) 5 5:00 [b]
Light Heavyweight Brian Stann def Jeremiah Billington TKO (strikes) 1 3:07
Bantamweight Miguel Torres def Jeff Bedard Submission (triangle choke) 1 2:30
Preliminary card
Welterweight John Alessio def Marcelo Brito Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–27, 30–27) 3 5:00
Lightweight Marcus Hicks def Scott McAfee Submission (guillotine choke) 1 2:13
Middleweight Bryan Baker def Jesse Forbes TKO (strikes) 1 4:15 [c]
Lightweight Donald Cerrone def Kenneth Alexander Submission (triangle neck crank) 1 0:56 [d]
Welterweight Blas Avena def Joe Benoit Submission (guillotine choke) 1 0:29 [e]
Bantamweight Ian McCall def Coty Wheeler TKO (strikes) 1 4:43
  1. ^ For the Lightweight championship.
  2. ^ For the Bantamweight championship.
  3. ^ Although preliminary, this bout aired on the live broadcast.
  4. ^ This was later overturned after Cerrone tested positive for a banned substance.
  5. ^ Although preliminary, this bout aired on the live broadcast.

Reported Payout[edit]

The following is the reported payout to the fighters as reported to the Nevada State Athletic Commission. It does not include sponsor money or "locker room" bonuses often given by the WEC.

  • Rob McCullough: $24,000 (includes $12,000 win bonus) def. Richard Crunkilton: $10,000
  • Chase Beebe: $10,000 ($5,000 win bonus) def. Rani Yahya: $6,000
  • Brian Stann: $10,000 ($5,000 win bonus) def. Jeremiah Billington $2,000
  • Miguel Torres: $20,000 ($10,000 win bonus) def. Jeff Bedard $4,000
  • John Alessio: $22,000 ($11,000 win bonus) def. Marcelo Brito: $3,000
  • Marcus Hicks: $8,000 ($4,000 win bonus) def. Scott McAfee: $2,000
  • Bryan Baker: $6,000 ($3,000 win bonus) def. Jesse Forbes: $4,000
  • Donald Cerrone: $6,000 ($3,000 win bonus) def. Kenneth Alexander: $3,000
  • Blas Avena: $6,000 ($3,000 win bonus) def. Joe Benoit: $2,000
  • Ian McCall: $4,000 ($2,000 win bonus) def. Coty Wheeler: $2,000

See also[edit]

External links[edit]


  1. ^ a b c Bolduc, Justin (August 10, 2007). "WEC 30 Takes Shape". Nokaut. Retrieved 2007-08-10. 
  2. ^ Hunt, Loretta (July 17, 2007). "PM Update – July 17". The Fight Network. 
  3. ^ http://www.mmaweekly.com/wec-30-september-5-on-versus-network-2
  4. ^ http://www.mmaplayground.com/discussion/topic/complete-wec-card-8937p1.html