WEC 46

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WEC 46: Varner vs. Henderson
WEC 46 Varner vs. Henderson 2 poster.jpg
The poster for WEC 46: Varner vs. Henderson.
PromotionWorld Extreme Cagefighting
DateJanuary 10, 2010
VenueARCO Arena
CitySacramento, California
Total gate$550,000[1]
Event chronology
WEC 45: Cerrone vs. Ratcliff WEC 46: Varner vs. Henderson WEC 47: Bowles vs. Cruz

WEC 46: Varner vs. Henderson was a mixed martial arts event held by World Extreme Cagefighting on January 10, 2010. It took place at the ARCO Arena in Sacramento, California.[2]


Mark Hominick was scheduled to face Yves Jabouin on this card, but Jabouin has been forced off the card with an injury.[3] Jabouin was replaced by WEC newcomer Bryan Caraway.[4] Hominick and Jabouin would later face off at WEC 49 on June 20, 2010, with Hominick winning via TKO.

Wagnney Fabiano was scheduled to fight Frank Gomez at this event, however Gomez withdrew with an undisclosed injury[5] and was replaced by Clint Godfrey.[6] The Fabiano/Gomez bout was also rescheduled for WEC 49, where Fabiano won by unanimous decision.

Bantamweight contests pitting Eddie Wineland against Rafael Rebello and WEC newcomer George Roop against the returning Jesse Moreng were both scratched from this card after Rebello and Moreng both withdrew from the event. Rather than find new opponents, Wineland and Roop were instead matched up against each other on this card.[7]

A lightweight bout between Dave Jansen and Bendy Casimir was once linked to this event, though it was later confirmed that Jansen would instead be facing Kamal Shalorus.[8]

This was the last WEC card to feature former UFC Heavyweight Champion Frank Mir on color commentary. He was officially replaced in April 2010 by Stephan Bonnar, who had filled in for Mir at WEC 47 due to training commitments.[9]

The event drew an estimated 640,000 viewers on Versus.[10]


Main card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Lightweight Benson Henderson (ic) def Jamie Varner (c) Submission (guillotine choke) 3 2:41 [a]
Featherweight Urijah Faber def Raphael Assunção Submission (rear naked choke) 3 3:49
Lightweight Kamal Shalorus def Dave Jansen Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–27, 29–28) 3 5:00
Featherweight Mike Brown def Anthony Morrison Submission (rear naked choke) 1 1:54
Featherweight Deividas Taurosevičius def Mackens Semerzier Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 29–28, 29–28) 3 5:00
Preliminary card
Bantamweight Charlie Valencia def Akitoshi Tamura Decision (split) (29–28, 28–29, 29–28) 3 5:00
Bantamweight Wagnney Fabiano def Clint Godfrey Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–27, 30–27) 3 5:00
Featherweight Mark Hominick def Bryan Caraway Submission (triangle armbar) 1 3:48 [b]
Bantamweight Eddie Wineland def George Roop Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–27, 30–27) 3 5:00
Bantamweight Will Campuzano def Coty Wheeler Decision (unanimous) (30–26, 30–27, 30–27) 3 5:00
  1. ^ For the Lightweight Championship unification.
  2. ^ This bout was aired on the live broadcast.

Bonus Awards[edit]

Fighters were awarded $10,000 bonuses.[11]

  • Fight of the Night: United States Coty Wheeler vs. Mexico Will Campuzano
  • Knockout of the Night: Not awarded as no matches ended with knockout
  • Submission of the Night: United States Urijah Faber

Reported payout[edit]

The following is the reported payout to the fighters as reported to the California State Athletic Commission. It does not include sponsor money or "locker room" bonuses often given by the WEC and also do not include the WEC's traditional "fight night" bonuses.[12]

  • Benson Henderson: $22,000 (includes $11,000 win bonus) def. Jamie Varner: $18,000
  • Urijah Faber: $52,000 ($26,000 win bonus) def. Raphael Assunção: $13,000
  • Kamal Shalorus: $10,000 ($5,000 win bonus) def. Dave Jansen: $4,000
  • Mike Brown: $38,000 ($19,000 win bonus) def. Anthony Morrison: $4,000
  • Deividas Taurosevičius: $14,000 ($7,000 win bonus) def. Mackens Semerzier: $4,000
  • Charlie Valencia: $18,000 ($9,000 win bonus) def. Akitoshi Tamura: $8,000
  • Wagnney Fabiano: $30,000 ($15,000 win bonus) def. Clint Godfrey: $3,000
  • Mark Hominick: $10,000 ($5,000 win bonus) def. Bryan Caraway: $4,000
  • Eddie Wineland: $8,000 ($4,000 win bonus) def. George Roop: $3,000
  • Will Campuzano: $6,000 ($3,000 win bonus) def. Coty Wheeler: $3,000

See also[edit]

External links[edit]


  1. ^ a b ""WEC 46: Varner vs. Henderson" draws reported 10,027 attendees for $550K gate". MMAjunkie.com. Archived from the original on January 29, 2013. Retrieved February 11, 2010.
  2. ^ "WEC: Varner vs. Henderson". www.wec.tv/index.cfm. Retrieved November 2, 2009.
  3. ^ "Yves Jabouin injured, Mark Hominick awaits new WEC 46 opponent". mmajunkie.com. Archived from the original on July 24, 2012. Retrieved December 16, 2009.
  4. ^ "Mark Hominick vs. WEC newcomer Bryan Caraway targeted for WEC 46". mmajunkie.com. Archived from the original on July 15, 2012. Retrieved December 24, 2009.
  5. ^ "Frank Gomez forced out of WEC 46; Wagnney Fabiano waits on new opponent". mmajunkie.com. Archived from the original on July 10, 2012. Retrieved December 30, 2009.
  6. ^ "Clint Godfrey signs with WEC, meets Wagnney Fabiano at WEC 46". mmajunkie.com. Archived from the original on July 24, 2012. Retrieved December 30, 2009.
  7. ^ "Rafael Rebello out; George Roop vs. Eddie Wineland in the works WEC 46 prelims". mmajunkie.com. Archived from the original on December 26, 2009. Retrieved December 24, 2009.
  8. ^ "Dave Jansen returns at WEC 46 to fight Kamal Shalorus (not Bendy Casimir)". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved November 30, 2009.
  9. ^ "Stephan Bonnar Permanently Replaces Frank Mir as WEC Color Commentator". watchkalibrun.com. Archived from the original on April 12, 2010. Retrieved April 9, 2010.
  10. ^ "WEC 46: Varner vs Henderson". Tapology.
  11. ^ "WEC 46 Bonuses: Faber, Wheeler, Campuzano Bank $10,000". sherdog.com. Retrieved January 11, 2010.
  12. ^ "WEC 46 salaries: Urijah Faber, Mike Brown top earners from $272K payroll". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved January 11, 2010.