World Extreme Cagefighting (WEC), the sister mixed martial arts promotion to the UFC, will be making its Canadian debut right on the heels of UFC 115 -- which will also go down in Canada (Vanouver) on June 12 -- when WEC 49 takes place from Rexall Place in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada on June 20.
And now it has an official main event, pitting former lightweight champion Jamie Varner (16-3) against undefeated up-and-comer Kamal Shalorus (6-0-1).
Both Varner and Shalorus competed back at January's WEC 46 event -- albeit to very different results. "C-4" coughed up his 155-pound strap to newly-minted champion Ben Henderson while "The Prince of Persia" out-dueled Dave Jansen to earn the unanimous decision victory.
Also made official for the promotion's first trip to Canada are the previously reported match-ups of L.C. Davis vs. Josh Grispi, Chris Horodecki vs. Ed Ratcliff and Mark Hominick vs. Yves Jabouin.
Pre-sale tickets for WEC 49: "Varner vs. Shalorus" go on sale today for UFC Fight Club Members and become available for the general public this Saturday (April 17).
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