WEC 49

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WEC 49: Varner vs. Shalorus
WEC 49 Poster.jpg
A poster or logo for WEC 49: Varner vs. Shalorus.
Promotion World Extreme Cagefighting
Date June 20, 2010
Venue Rexall Place
City Canada Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Attendance 5,600[1]
Total gate $332,000
Event chronology
WEC 48: Aldo vs. Faber WEC 49: Varner vs. Shalorus WEC 50: Cruz vs. Benavidez 2

WEC 49: Varner vs. Shalorus was a mixed martial arts event held by World Extreme Cagefighting that took place on June 20, 2010 at Rexall Place in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.[2]


WEC 49 was the only event the organization had held outside of the United States. The show was initially announced as taking place at the Stampede Corral in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.[3] WEC vice-president Peter Dropick, however, confirmed with The StarPhoenix/Canwest News Service that the location was changed on April 10.[4]

Eddie Wineland was scheduled to face Charlie Valencia, but Valencia was forced off the card with an injury.[5] Will Campuzano, who was previously scheduled to face Rafael Rebello on the preliminary card, was announced as Wineland's new opponent.[6] Rebello would face WEC newcomer Chris Cariaso.[7]

Ed Ratcliff was scheduled to face Chris Horodecki, but just days before the event, Ratcliff pulled out of the event with an undiclosed injury.[8] Horodecki would face WEC newcomer Danny Downes.[9] The Horodecki/Ratcliff fight was rescheduled for WEC 51, where Horodecki won via split decision.

After WEC ring announcer Joe Martinez resigned to work for Golden Boy Promotions, fellow Zuffa-owned promotion UFC announcer Bruce Buffer agreed to handle fighter introductions for WEC 49.[10] Kenny Florian would provide color commentary for the event, as he did at WEC 41 alongside play-by-play announcer Todd Harris.[11]

Renan Barão vs. Anthony Leone was originally scheduled to be a bantamweight bout, but changed to a 142lb catchweight bout when Leone (a natural Featherweight) refused to drop to Bantamweight.

The event drew an average of 244,000 viewers, with a peak at 324,000 viewers on Versus.[12]


Main card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Lightweight Jamie Varner vs. Kamal Shalorus Draw (split) (29-27, 27-29, 28-28) 3 5:00 [a]
Featherweight Josh Grispi def LC Davis Technical Submission (guillotine choke) 1 2:33
Featherweight Mark Hominick def Yves Jabouin TKO (punches) 2 3:21
Lightweight Chris Horodecki def Danny Downes Submission (rear-naked choke) 3 1:09
Bantamweight Eddie Wineland def Will Campuzano TKO (punches) 2 4:44
Preliminary card
Lightweight Will Kerr def Karen Darabedyan Submission (armbar) 1 1:20 [b]
Featherweight Wagnney Fabiano def Frank Gomez Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–27, 30–27) 3 5:00
Featherweight Erik Koch def Bendy Casimir Submission (triangle choke) 1 3:01 [c]
Featherweight Diego Nunes vs Raphael Assunção Decision (split) (30–27, 28–29, 29–28) 3 5:00
Bantamweight Chris Cariaso def Rafael Rebello Decision (unanimous) (29-28, 29-28, 30-26) 3 5:00
Catchweight (142 lb) Renan Barão def Anthony Leone Submission (armbar) 3 2:29
  1. ^ Shalorus had one point deducted in round 2 for a kick to the groin.
  2. ^ This bout was aired on the live broadcast.
  3. ^ This bout was aired on the live broadcast.

Bonus Awards[edit]

Fighters were awarded $10,000 bonuses.[13]

  • Fight of the Night: Canada Mark Hominick vs. Haiti Yves Jabouin
  • Knockout of the Night: United States Eddie Wineland
  • Submission of the Night: United States Josh Grispi

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