WEC 53: Henderson vs. Pettis airs live on Versus tonight from Glendale, Arizona. This is going to be the last event in the more than 9 years of promotion’s history.
Revgear wishes luck to two Team Revgear fighters – Jamie Varner and Ricardo Lamas. Jamie Varner is fighting Shane Roller. “There’s definitely some serious holes in his striking game,” Varner said of Roller. “I feel that I’m a much more seasoned, technical striker than he is, especially as far as boxing goes”.
Ricardo Lamas is facing a WEC newcomer Yuri Alcantara tonight. Ricardo had 3 consecutive WEC wins, and definitely feels good about this fight (though is having bitter-sweet feelings about this being the last WEC event…)
Tonight we also wish luck to Bart Palaszewski (35-13) who goes for five-straight wins against Kamal Shalorus (Shalorus fights for the first time since a baffling split draw with Jamie Varner at WEC 49).
Good luck, guys!
The complete WEC 53 line-up includes:
Champ Benson Henderson vs. Anthony Pettis (for lightweight title)
Champ Dominick Cruz vs. Scott Jorgensen (for bantamweight title)
Donald Cerrone vs. Chris Horodecki
Bart Palaszewski vs. Kamal Shalorus
Danny Downes vs. Tiequan Zhang
Shane Roller vs. Jamie Varner
Ivan Menjivar vs. Brad Pickett
Ken Stone vs. Eddie Wineland
Danny Castillo vs. Will Kerr
Yuri Alcantara vs. Ricardo Lamas
Renan Barao vs. Chris Cariaso