|WEC 46: Varner vs. Henderson|
The poster for WEC 46: Varner vs. Henderson.
|Promotion||World Extreme Cagefighting|
|Date||January 10, 2010|
Mark Hominick was scheduled to face Yves Jabouin on this card, but Jabouin has been forced off the card with an injury. Jabouin was replaced by WEC newcomer Bryan Caraway. 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 and was replaced by Clint Godfrey. 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.
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.
|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|
|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|
- For the Lightweight Championship unification.
- This bout was aired on the live broadcast.
Fighters were awarded $10,000 bonuses.
- Fight of the Night: Coty Wheeler vs. Will Campuzano
- Knockout of the Night: Not awarded as no matches ended with knockout
- Submission of the Night: Urijah Faber
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.
- Benson Henderson: $22,000 (includes $11,000 win bonus) def. Jamie Varner: $18,000
- Urijah Faber: $52,000 ($26,000 win bonus) def. Raphael Assuncao: $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
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