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WEC 43: Cerrone vs. Henderson Quick Results

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WEC 43 was a ridiculous event!  We got treated to a great night of fights and one of the best fights in WEC history between Donald Cerrone and Ben Henderson.  It was an extremely close fight in which I thought Cerrone did enough to win, but the judges gave it to Ben Henderson.  Henderson is now the WEC Interim lightweight champion and will face WEC lightweight champion Jamie Varner potentially in December.  Henderson was able to survive countless submission attempts in the first round to score some points of his own.  Henderson dominated round two, but the tide began to turn in the 3rd round as Cerrone's takedown defense began to show up.  Cerrone definitely won the fourth round, and then the fifth round was up for grabs.  In the fifth round, Cerrone again went for countless submission attempts including a very deep armbar, but somehow Henderson avoided tapping to the hold.  A classic fight and I'm sure we'll get to see a re-match in the future.  Full results can be found after the jump.

-Damacio Page defeats Will Campuzano via Rear Naked Choke at 1:02 of Rd. 1

-Raphael Assuncao defeats Yves Jabouin via Split Decision

-Dave Jansen defeats Rich Crunkilton via Unanimous Decision

-Ben Henderson defeats Donald Cerrone via Unanimous Decision

 

-Deividas Taurosevicius defeats Javier Vazquez via Split Decision

-Charlie Valencia defeats Coty Wheeler via Unanimous Decision

-Eddie Wineland defeats Manny Tapia via Unanimous Decision

-Mackens Semerzier defeats Wagnney Fabiano via Triangle Choke at 2:14 of Rd. 1

-Scott Jorgensen defeats Noah Thomas via TKO at 3:13 of Rd. 1