WEC 51

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WEC 51: Aldo vs. Gamburyan
A poster or logo for WEC 51: Aldo vs. Gamburyan.
Promotion World Extreme Cagefighting
Date September 30, 2010
Venue 1stBank Center
City Broomfield, Colorado
Attendance 3,791[1]
Total gate $191,620[1]
Event chronology
WEC 50: Cruz vs. Benavidez 2 WEC 51: Aldo vs. Gamburyan WEC 52: Faber vs. Mizugaki

WEC 51: Aldo vs. Gamburyan was a mixed martial arts event held by World Extreme Cagefighting that took place on September 30, 2010 at the 1stBank Center in Broomfield, Colorado.[2] This was the only event that the WEC hosted in Colorado.


Alex Karalexis was expected to face debuting Chinese prospect Tiequan Zhang at this event, but was forced from the card with an injury[3] and replaced by UFC veteran Jason Reinhardt. However, Reinhardt would also be forced from the card after failing a pre-fight eye exam, and was replaced by WEC newcomer Pablo Garza.[4] The Zhang-Reinhardt matchup would later be rescheduled as a featherweight bout for UFC 127 following the UFC-WEC merger, with Zhang winning by submission.

Clint Godfrey was originally slated to face Demetrious Johnson at this event, but was pulled from the bout due to injury and replaced by WEC newcomer Nick Pace.[5]

This event drew an average of 486,000 viewers on Versus.[6]


Main card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Featherweight José Aldo (c) def Manvel Gamburyan KO (punches) 2 1:32 [a]
Lightweight Donald Cerrone def Jamie Varner Decision (unanimous) (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) 3 5:00
Bantamweight Miguel Torres def Charlie Valencia Submission (rear-naked choke) 2 2:25
Featherweight George Roop def Chan Sung Jung KO (head kick) 2 1:30
Featherweight Mark Hominick def Leonard Garcia Decision (split) (29-28, 28-29, 29-28) 3 5:00
Preliminary card
Featherweight Mike Brown def Cole Province TKO (punches) 1 1:18 [b]
Lightweight Chris Horodecki def Ed Ratcliff Decision (split) (28-29, 30–27, 30–27) 3 5:00
Bantamweight Antonio Banuelos def Chad George Decision (unanimous) (29-28, 30-27, 30-27) 3 5:00
Lightweight Zhang Tiequan def Pablo Garza Submission (guillotine choke) 1 2:26 [c]
Featherweight Diego Nunes def Tyler Toner Decision (unanimous) (29-28, 29-28, 30-27) 3 5:00
Bantamweight Demetrious Johnson def Nick Pace Decision (unanimous) (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) 3 5:00
  1. ^ For the Featherweight Championship.
  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.[7]

  • Fight of the Night: United States Donald Cerrone vs. United States Jamie Varner
  • Knockout of the Night: United States George Roop
  • Submission of the Night: United States Miguel Torres

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