UFC and WEC Merging! October 29, 2010

UFC and WEC Merging!  October 29, 2010
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UFC and WEC to Merge in 2011

Dana White announced via conference call today that the UFC and the WEC will merge in January, 2011.

As a result the UFC will have seven championship weight classes starting in January.

Here are some details:

•WEC 53 will be the final WEC event.

•The winner of the WEC 53 fight between Dominick Cruz and Scott Jorgensen will become the UFC Bantamweight champion

•Jose Aldo becomes the UFC Featherweight champion and he will defend his title at UFC 125.

•The winner of the Benson Henderson vs Anthony Pettis fight will fight the winner of the Frankie Edgar vs Gray Maynard fight for the UFC Lightweight championship.

While I hate to see the WEC disappear, this will definitely make for better UFC cards.



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