WEC 49

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WEC 49: Varner vs. Shalorus
WEC 49 Poster.jpg
The poster for WEC 49: Varner vs. Shalorus.
PromotionWorld Extreme Cagefighting
DateJune 20, 2010
VenueRexall Place
CityCanada Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
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 undisclosed 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 def 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

See also[edit]

External links[edit]


  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-06-22. Retrieved 2010-06-22.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ "WEC Announces First Event in Canada June 20". wec.tv. Retrieved 2010-04-15.
  3. ^ "WEC secures June 20 date for Canadian debut in Calgary". mmamania.com. Retrieved 2010-03-03.
  4. ^ "WEC making Canadian debut in Edmonton, not Calgary, on June 20". TheStarPhoenix.com. Retrieved 2010-04-10.
  5. ^ "Charlie Valencia off WEC 49 with injury; Eddie Wineland awaits new opponent". mmajunkie.com. Archived from the original on 2010-05-14. Retrieved 2010-05-12.
  6. ^ "Will Campuzano promoted to WEC 49 main card, meets Eddie Wineland". mmajunkie.com. Archived from the original on 2010-05-21. Retrieved 2010-05-18.
  7. ^ "Newcomer Chris Cariaso meets Rafael Rebello on WEC 49 preliminary card". mmajunkie.com. Archived from the original on 2010-05-23. Retrieved 2010-05-21.
  8. ^ "WEC Scrambles for 155er". topmmanews.com. Retrieved 2010-06-15.
  9. ^ "WEC Signs Danny Downes to Fight Chris Horodecki at Sunday's WEC 49". mmafrenzy.com. Retrieved 2010-06-15.
  10. ^ "UFC's Bruce Buffer handles announcing duties at June's WEC 49 event in Canada". mmajunkie.com. 2010-05-25.
  11. ^ "UFC's Kenny Florian Takes Commentator Spot for WEC 49". mmafighting.com. 2010-06-02.
  12. ^ http://www.tapology.com/fightcenter/events/wec-49-varner-vs-shalorus
  13. ^ "WEC 49 bonuses: Hominick, Jabouin, Wineland and Grispi each earn $10K awards". MMAJunkie.com. 2010-06-21. Archived from the original on 2012-07-10. Retrieved 2012-07-10.