The official weigh-in event for WEC 53: "Henderson vs. Pettis" is set to go down on Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2010, from the Jobing.com Arena in Glendale, Arizona.
It is currently scheduled to air LIVE right here on MMAmania.com, as well as several other online destinations via streaming video. The first fighter is expected to tip the scale at 7 p.m. ET.
As usual, MMAmania.com will provide the latest coverage of the WEC 53 weigh-ins, as well as provide a detailed recap of the festivities as soon as they conclude.
WEC 53: "Henderson vs. Pettis," the promotion's final event before merging with the UFC, will feature lightweight champion Benson Henderson defending his 155-pound strap against division number one contender Anthony Pettis.
Also putting his gold up for grabs will be 135-pound kingpin Dominick Cruz, as he tries to quell the uprising of streaking bantamweight Scott Jorgensen.
Here is the current WEC 53 line up:
155 lbs.: Benson Henderson vs. Anthony Pettis
Main card (Televised):
135 lbs.: Dominick Cruz vs. Scott Jorgensen
155 lbs.: Donald Cerrone vs. Chris Horodecki
155 lbs.: Jamie Varner vs. Shane Roller
155 lbs.: Bart Palaszewski vs. Kamal Shalorus
Under card (May not be broadcast):
135 lbs.: Ivan Menjivar vs. Brad Pickett
135 lbs.: Ken Stone vs. Eddie Wineland
155 lbs.: Yuri Alcantara vs. Ricardo Lamas
155 lbs.: Danny Downes vs. Tiequan Zhang
155 lbs.: Danny Castillo vs. Will Kerr
135 lbs.: Renan Barao vs. Chris Cariaso
For those fortunate enough to be in "The Grand Canyon State" for the promotion's highly-anticipated card at the Jobing.com Arena, remember that the weigh-in is FREE to attend and open to the public. Doors to the weigh-in will open at 4 p.m. MT for the general public.
In addition, former WEC featherweight champion Urijah Faber joins former WEC welterweight champion Carlos Condit for a special Q&A session immediately following the weigh-in event.
Remember that MMAmania.com will provide LIVE blow-by-blow, round-by-round coverage of WEC 53 beginning with the Versus telecast at 9 p.m. ET on Thursday, Dec. 16. In addition, we will deliver up-to-the-minute quick results of all the under card action much earlier on fight night.
It's going to be a fun night of fights so don't miss it. And remember to check us out for all the pre, during and post-fight WEC 53 coverage you can handle.