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WEC 48: Aldo vs. Faber

  • Dominant win opens plenty of options for fighter Jose Aldo

    April 25, 2010

    Jose Aldo did more than just defend his featherweight title with a unanimous decision win over Urijah Faber Saturday. He also gave UFC President Dana White’s mental health a big boost.

  • Ben Henderson cleans out division, would rather not do it again

    April 25, 2010

    Ben Henderson came to ARCO Arena Saturday prepared for a marathon. But he wasn’t the least bit disappointed when it turned into a sprint.

  • WEC 48 main event fighters Jose Aldo (left) and Urijah Faber stare down during the official weigh-ins at ARCO Arena in Sacramento, Calif.

    All fighters make weight for WEC 48: Aldo vs. Faber

    April 23, 2010

    Urijah Faber received a big response from the small crowd that gathered at ARCO Arena for Friday’s official weigh-ins when he came in at 144.5 pounds. Imagine the noise they’ll make if he’s able to reclaim the WEC featherweight title Saturday night.

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    WEC 48 Preview: Aldo vs Faber

    Featherweights Jose Aldo and Urijah Faber discuss Saturday's title fight.

  • Jose Aldo (right) swings at Mike Brown during the World Featherweight Championship Wednesday at the Palms.  Aldo won with stoppage in the second round.

    Breaking down WEC 48: Jose Aldo vs. Urijah Faber

    April 22, 2010

    Although there is some controversy as to whether or not WEC featherweight champion Jose Aldo actually asked to fight in Urijah Faber’s backyard or not, one thing is certain. The 23-year-old champ has had a good history in this city.

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    Fireside Chat with Dana White: WEC 48

    In this special WEC-installment of the Fireside Chat, UFC President Dana White discusses a possible UFC-WEC merger, Faber's good looks and more.

  • Dana White defends Jake Shields, plans UFC show in Afghanistan

    April 22, 2010

    The WEC is set to put on its first ever pay-per-view event this weekend at ARCO Arena, and UFC president Dana White was in town to run Thursday’s press conference for the buildup of the WEC 48 card.

  • Ben Henderson, left, takes a shot from Donald Cerrone during their WEC interim lightweight championship bout Saturday Oct. 10, 2009 in San Antonio. Henderson defeated Cerrone by unanimous decision but suffered a severe eye injury in the process.

    Breaking down WEC 48: Ben Henderson vs. Donald Cerrone

    April 21, 2010

    It took him awhile, but lying half-conscious in a San Antonio hospital bed hours after defeating Donald Cerrone for the WEC interim lightweight championship last October, Ben Henderson finally realized something. He had just fought one heck of a fight.

  • Anthony Njokuani kicks Chris Horodecki in the face during the WEC fights at The Pearl at The Palms on Saturday.  Nikouani won by TKO in the first round.

    WEC’s Anthony Njokuani making a name for himself

    April 20, 2010

    You wouldn’t think that Anthony Njokuani, a Nigerian WEC fighter pushing 6-foot-1, would have the problem of being confused with a short, Asian man. But thanks to a last name that apparently sounds Japanese to most that hear it, Njokuani says it happens all the time.

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    WEC 48 Preview: Anthony Njokuani

    In preparation for the first WEC card to hit pay-per-view, Las Vegas Sun fight writer, Brett Okamoto sits down with lightweight Anthony Njokuani, who will be facing Shane Roller in Sacramento.

  • Shane Roller swings at Danny Castillo during their lightweight bout on Nov. 18, 2009. Roller won by stoppage.

    Shane Roller confident, prepared for WEC 48

    April 20, 2010

    Few professional fighters get away with practicing only once a day. Most prefer getting to the gym two or even three times every 24 hours. Shane Roller? The WEC lightweight admits he’s been getting in up to four practices per day — although, that includes the nightly wrestling matches he has with his young son, Jace, when he gets home.

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    WEC 48 Preview: Shane Roller

    In preparation for the first WEC card to hit pay-per-view, Las Vegas Sun fight writer, Brett Okamoto sits down with lightweight Shane Roller, who will be facing Anthony Njokuani in Sacramento.