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WEC 45 probable for 'The Joint' on Dec. 19 in Las Vegas

With WEC 44: "Brown vs. Aldo" exactly one calender month away, the promotion is hard at work trying to piece together it's next event, which we now know will take place on December 19 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

While a venue has yet to be locked down for the event, a return to the promotion's most frequented spot, "The Joint" at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, is a likely candidate.

Regardless of which arena in "Sin City" hosts the night of fights, it'll be a different place than what WEC fans were expecting after listening to the post fight interviews at WEC 43 last weekend.

After Ben "Smooth" Henderson outlasted Donald "Cowboy" Cerrone in an epic five round battle to become the company's new interim lightweight champion, injured title holder Jamie Varner stepped into the cage and talked about a match against Henderson in each of the fighter's hometown of Phoenix, Arizona sometime in December.

While it seems likely the event will no longer be taking place in Phoenix, there's still a chance Jamie Varner will be defending his strap for the first time since January during the night's main event. If that does indeed turn out to be the case, there's still a question of who he'll be fighting.

Even though Henderson earned the shot at "C-4," it appears injuries will keep him on the sidelines for the rest of 2009, setting up a potential rematch between Varner and Cerrone - one that WEC fans have been looking forward to for almost ten months now.

Stay tuned to for more on this developing fight card.

Until then, there's always WEC 44 to look forward to. The headliner for that event is a featherweight title bout between the champion from American Top Team, Mike Thomas Brown, and the Brazilian challenger, Jose "Junior" Aldo.

For more on that event click here.

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