WEC 50 results

by Chris Palmquist | source: mixedmartialarts.com

WEC 50 featured a featherweight title bout between reigning champion Jose Aldo and top contender Manny Gamburyan. Aldo again proved to be the best featherweight in the world, defeating Gamburyan by knockout in the 2nd round.

When: September 30, 2010 - 4:00 PM EST
Where: Broomfield, Colorado United States
TV: Live on Versus (9:00 PM EST)

Winner Loser Method Round Time  
Demetrious Johnson Nicholas Pace Decision 3rd    
Antonio Banuelos Chad George Decision 3rd    
Diego Nunes Tyler Toner Decision 3rd    
Chris Horodecki Edward Ratcliff, II Decision 3rd    
Mike Brown Cole Province TKO/RSC 1st 1:18  
Tiequan Zhang Pablo Garza Submission 1st 2:26  
Mark Hominick Leonard Garcia Decision 3rd    
George Roop Chan Sung Jung KO 2nd 1:30  
Miguel Torres Charlie Valencia Submission 2nd 2:25  
Donald Cerrone Jamie Varner Decision 3rd    
Jose Aldo Manny Gamburyan KO 2nd 1:32 Title Fight



tags: Jose Aldo (detail)  Manny Gamburyan (detail)  WEC   


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CALI NATIVE site profile image  

10/2/10 12:38 AM by CALI NATIVE

No way i'm readin' that. Vids please!

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10/1/10 5:30 PM by Bill Mahoney

Sux they didn't show the Brown fight with it going so fast and him having been the champ just a few months back.Hope it's on a wreckage soon.

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10/1/10 5:07 PM by UND3RD0G

Awesome post kevin!

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10/1/10 3:34 PM by THE Kevin Chandler

FRAT WARNING!!!Here's my post-fight breakdown that I send to an old-head friend of mine.Enjoy...or don't.Well no surprises last night, the WEC put on another great card of fights!I actually didn't get a chance to watch the Banuelos fight, but I heard he maybe shouldn't have won the decision. I'll have to watch it to check it out. If you saw the airing of the prelim fight Zhang Tie Quan v. Pablo Garza, that was a GREAT fight. I didn't know anything about either of them, but Garza clearly thought he had the advantage on the ground...nope! Quan looked very relaxed, and very skilled, when he sunk that guillotine in for the W. I'm curious to find out more about him.Sadly, I lost track of time last night and managed to miss the Leonard Garcia fight, but considering he lost via UD, I'm not too upset that I missed it. I'll have to find a chance to watch it to see if he improved his game.Korean Zombie v. George Roop: WOW! So, I (like everyone else) thought Jung's chin was something of legend...well, in retrospect, it could be, but I don't care if your chin's sculpted from diamond; if you get hit with the pinpoint accurate head kick that Roop threw, you're going unconscious. I agree with one of the announcers that it seemed like Jung fired back crazy hard as soon as he was hit hard the first time. Being the type of fighter who needs to get hit to perform is NOT a good character trait in the WEC (or really any professional mma organization). There are way too many guys with enough power to put you to sleep, as Roop proved. Roop's striking looked great the whole fight, and keep in mind that wasn't the first head kick he landed on Jung. Well-deserved KO of the night bonus for Roop. I'm not gonna jump on the "Jung was just hype" bandwagon, but I do think he's got some reevaluating to do. But he'll be back...zombies always come back.Miguel Torres v. Charlie Valencia: As expected, Charlie was no joke coming into this fight. He is very well-rounded, but I fear he'll never be more than a gate-keeper in the WEC. Torres came in and proved why he's the guy getting past the gate-keeper. I think Torres looked a little quiet on his feet (meaning he was waiting a hair too long to pull the trigger), but I believe that was because he respected the power and skill of Valencia's punches. When it came down to it, Torres landed the shot he needed to, scrambled to take Valencia's back, and sealed the deal with the RNC. I love seeing the lankier (totally a word I just made up) fighters who are really skilled on the ground because it seems so easy for them. I mean, as soon as it hit the ground, Miguel had a body triangle locked in Valencia before even I knew what was happening. He didn't even think about going for his hooks because he knew he could get the body triangle and knew it was a better position. From there, Torres just worked his arm under Charlie's chin for the win. Bravo to Torres and it looks like as he put it; he "got his mojo back".Jamie Varner v. Donald "Cowboy" Cerrone: BEAUTIFUL! Alright, obviously I didn't expect this to go to a decision with the outcome for Cowboy, but apparently I didn't give enough credit to Varner's chin. Donald hit Jamie with some HUGE shots. Including a viscious knee to the chin in the clinch that would've put almost anyone out. Not only did those shots not put Varner out, but he took a very short time to recover and fight back from them. Cowboy took some heavy shots himself, but we kinda knew Varner wasn't going to be able to put him out (per Cowboy's pre-fight interview). I LOVED seeing Cowboy being the only one able to secure a takedown. Easily the weakest part of his game was his wrestling, and he continued to take down one of the top wrestlers in the division time and time again. You throw that newfound wrestling in the mix with his fantastic (and professional) kickboxing, and his phenomenal ground game, and I am REALLY excited to see his next fight. Varner actually impressed me with his attitude a little bit in this fight. Although I'm still not a fan, he didn't really try to take Cowboy down too much. And more importantly, he didn't wall 'n stall, or lay 'n pray like he usually does (albeit that Cowboy didn't really let him). While they were on their feet Varner was landing some heaving shots as well, so it looks like his boxing has improved. I won't root for him, but maybe I won't want him to get beat down as bad in his next fight. Great to see Cowboy take home the W and ask for the rematch. I'm not gonna comment on the post-fight did he touch gloves, then who pushed who, B.S., it was stupid, I don't care.Jose Aldo v. Manvil "The Anvil" Gamburyan: So...pretty much exactly what the world expected, and pretty much the opposite of what Manny said would happen. A clinic was put on, it just wasn't the one Manvil was expecting. Aldo's striking is literally the best of both worlds. Most fighters either have speed, or power; Aldo has both. Jose's shots come so fast (including flurries and combinations) that you can't get out of the way, and even his jabs are thrown with bad intentions. The leg kicks he throws are probably best in the world right now. Most fighters can finish fights with leg kicks, but it takes alot. Aldo can finish you with leg kicks with under five kicks. I mean, this guy leg kicked Faber to death! Faber! Regardless, obviously this was a fight that Aldo didn't really show his ground game (didn't really have to is more like it). But anyone who doesn't put Aldo in the top spot in his division is watching the wrong sport. Last night's fight with Manvil solidified his spot at the pound for pound best in the world. Manny has some reevaluating to do as well. He didn't look "bad" persay, but he didn't look good by any stretch of the imagination. I think his whole confidence/egotistical personality is becoming a hindrance to his fight game. Had he gone in there trying to avoid Aldo's strikes and judo throw him into a bad position on the ground, he could've done something. Instead, Gamburyan went in there thinking he was going to out-strike Jose Aldo...yeah...how'd that turn out for ya? I think the biggest thing Manny needs to reevaluate is how dangerous he considers his opponents. Manny's really really good, but he's not nearly good enough to say he's going to put clinics on the best guy in the world. Sadly, I kinda think he got what he deserved. Hopefully Gamburyan will come out of this fight a smarter (albeit if uglier) fighter. Nothing else needs to be said about Aldo...he's a monster, and I'll salivate at the mere mention of his next fight.Any writing advice is welcomed.

LovesTheMILFS site profile image  

10/1/10 12:35 PM by LovesTheMILFS

humble? you call someone humble who walks to the center of the cage to start a bout, fake that he wants to shake hands, and then throws a kick instead?yea real great guy...that is pretty scummy actually

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10/1/10 11:31 AM by gbutts

Why the personal attack? Do you know Manny? I have known him since he was a kid. He is a very humble person. Manny trains very hard and he is just trying to make a living. Everyone is in mma loses if they continue to fight

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10/1/10 10:35 AM by knucklesinyourface

Manny never had a chance...all you that were on the Manny train..lol... he's a little troll, couldn't hack it in the UFC so now he stinks up little sister WEC. Such a sweet ending big mouth gets KTFO.

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10/1/10 2:05 AM by Captfireeyes

Awsome night of fights!!! WEC never disappoints

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10/1/10 1:29 AM by TSGIGOR

 George Roop Torres