WEC 51

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WEC 51: Aldo vs. Gamburyan
WEC 51 Poster.jpg
The poster for WEC 51: Aldo vs. Gamburyan.
PromotionWorld Extreme Cagefighting
DateSeptember 30, 2010
Venue1stBank Center
CityBroomfield, Colorado
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

See also[edit]

External links[edit]


  1. ^ a b "WEC 51 officially draws attendance of 3,791 for $191K live gate". mmajunkie.com. October 12, 2010. Archived from the original on February 8, 2013. Retrieved February 8, 2013. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  2. ^ "WEC: ALDO vs. GAMBURYAN". wec.tv. 2010-07-26.
  3. ^ "Alex Karalexis Out of WEC 51 Bout Against Tiequan Zhang". mmafighting.com. September 7, 2010.
  4. ^ "Reinhardt Fails Eye Exam – Out Against Tie Quan Zhang at WEC 51". fiveouncesofpain.com. 2010-09-27.
  5. ^ "Nick Pace replaces Clint Godfrey, faces Demetrious Johnson at WEC 51". mmajunkie.com. September 8, 2010. Archived from the original on September 12, 2010. Retrieved September 12, 2010. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  6. ^ http://www.tapology.com/fightcenter/events/wec-51-aldo-vs-gamburyan
  7. ^ "WEC 51 bonuses: Roop, Torres, Cerrone and Varner earn $10K awards". MMAJunkie.com. 2010-10-01. Archived from the original on 2012-07-12. Retrieved 2012-07-12. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)