Saturday, January 20, 2007


Las Vegas, NV – With two championship belts on the line, and a nine-bout card, fighters of the World Extreme Cagefighting organization weighed in Friday at the Hard Rock Hotel hoping to make a resounding statement in the WEC’s first event under new ownership.

The WEC card goes off in The Joint, an intimate venue tucked inside the Hard Rock & Casino that elicits the feel of old-time fight clubs.

In the main event, Kit Cope and “Razor” Rob McCullough duel for the vacant WEC 155-lbs. crown, in what could be a compelling standup battle between two dangerous lightweights. In the co-main, Urijah Faber makes the first defense of his WEC 145-lbs. belt against Joe Pearson.


WEC Vacant Lightweight Championship
Kit Cope 155 lbs.
Rob McCullough 155 lbs.

WEC Featherweight Championship
Urijah Faber 144 lbs. (Champion)
Joe Pearson 145 lbs. (Challenger)

Brian Gassaway 169 lbs.
John Alessio at 170 lbs.

Olaf Alonso 166 lbs.
Alex Karalexis 170 lbs.

Brendan Seguin 183 lbs.
Fernando Gonzalez 185 lbs.

Logan Clark 185 lbs.
Blas Cedena 184 lbs.

Mike Joy 154 lbs.
Rich Crunkilton 156 lbs.

Mike French 134 lbs.
Antonio Banuelos 135 lbs.

Kyle Jensen 168 lbs.
Carlos Condit 170 lbs.

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