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WEC 53: 'Henderson vs Pettis' official for Dec. 16 in Glendale, Arizona


World Extreme Cagefighting is all set to end its promotional run with a bang.

With former Bantamweight Champion Eddie Wineland all set to take on fresh face Ken Stone, 11 fights are now official for WEC 53: "Henderson vs Pettis" set to air on Thursday, December 16, live on Versus from the Arena in Glendale, Arizona.

Set to headline the final WEC event will be a lightweight championship showdown with huge implications between current titleholder Ben Henderson and number one contender Anthony Pettis. With the WEC folding into the UFC, the winner of this fight will immediately be booked to fight the winner of the UFC 125 lightweight championship fight pitting Frank Edgar vs Gray Maynard to unify the belts.

That's not the only strap up for grabs as Dominick Cruz will defend his bantamweight title against the always electrifying Scott Jorgensen. The winner of that fight will officially be recognized as the inaugural UFC Bantamweight Champion.

The current WEC 53: "Henderson vs Pettis" fight card and rumors after the jump.

Main card

155 lbs.: Ben Henderson vs. Anthony Pettis
135 lbs.: Dominick Cruz vs. Scott Jorgensen
155 lbs.: Donald Cerrone vs. Chris Horodecki

Preliminary card

155 lbs.: Bart Palaszewski vs. Kamal Shalorus
155 lbs.: Zhang Tie Quan vs. Danny Downes
155 lbs.: Jamie Varner vs. Shane Roller
135 lbs.: Brad Pickett vs. Ivan Menjivar
135 lbs.: Eddie Wineland vs. Ken Stone
155 lbs.: Danny Castillo vs. Will Kerr
155 lbs.: Ricardo Lamas vs. Yuri Alcantara
135 lbs.: Chris Cariaso vs. Renan Barão

Stay tuned to for more information on this fight card as it becomes available.

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