WEC 38 will take place this Sunday, January 25th in San Diego, California. There are 10 fights scheduled and hopefully more than four make the live Versus telecast. With no Super Bowl for another week, it will be great to watch some live MMA.
Champ Jamie Varner vs. Donald Cerrone- This fight is for the WEC LW Championship. Jamie Varner (15-2) is riding a four fight win streak, defeating Razor Rob McCullough for the title, defending against Marcus Hicks and beating Sherron Leggett in his first WEC fight. Varner also defeated Jason Gilliam in the UFC, last losing to Hermes Franca. Varner utilizes excellent wrestling, boxing, and superb cardio to win fights.
(Jamie Varner pictured)
Donald "Cowboy" Cerrone (9-0) was initially trained as a muay thai fighter before transitioning to mma. Despite the stand-up pedigree, 8 of Cerrone's wins have come by way of submission. Varner should look out for a potential triangle choke as Cerrone has 5 on his resume. Cerrone was the focus of a Tapout show where he defeated Anthony Njokuani.
(Cowboy Cerrone pictured)
Urijah Faber vs. Jens Pulver- This is a repeat of an epic five round fight that Faber won via unanimous decision at WEC 34 defending his featherweight belt. Faber is eager to erase a loss to Mike Thomas Brown that occured at WEC 36. Faber has victories over Jeff Curran, Charlie Valencia, Chance Farrar and Charles "Krazy Horse" Bennett.
(Urijah Faber pictured)
Jens Pulver (21-10) is riding a two fight losing streak, last losing via TKO to Leonard Garcia. His last victory was over Cub Swanson at WEC 31. Pulver will likely try to keep the fight standing and try to knock out Faber. The former UFC lightweight has victories over Joe Stevenson, Caol Uno, Dennis Hallman, BJ Penn, and Stephen Palling.
(Jens Pulver pictured)
Mike Campbell vs. Danilo Villefort
Jose Aldo vs. Rolando Perez
Benson Henderson vs. Anthony Njokuani
Edgar Garcia vs. Hiromitsu Miura
Dominick Cruz vs. Ian McCall
Frank Gomez vs. Scott Jorgensen
Blas Avena vs. Jesse Lennox
Charlie Valencia vs. Seth Dikun