Welcome to MMAFrenzy.com’s live coverage of “WEC 48: Aldo vs. Faber,” World Extreme Cagefighting’s pay-per-view debut which takes place today in Sacramento, California and features a headlining matchup between featherweight champ Jose Aldo and former title-holder Urijah Faber.
Stop by MMAFrenzy.com beginning at 7pm ET for live WEC 48 preliminary card results, followed by live results and play-by-play for the Spike-televised prelims at 9pm before our WEC 48 main card coverage kicks off at 10pm.
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WEC 48: ALDO VS. FABER RESULTS
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MAIN CARD (PPV)
- Champ Jose Aldo def. Urijah Faber via unanimous decision (49-45, 49-45, 50-45)
WEC Featherweight Championship
- Champ Ben Henderson def. Donald Cerrone via submission (guillotine choke) – Round 1, 1:57
WEC Lightweight Championship
- Manny Gamburyan def. Mike Brown via KO (punches) – Round 1, 2:22
- Shane Roller def. Anthony Njokuani via submission (rear naked choke) – Round 1, 3:07
- Scott Jorgensen def. Antonio Banuelos via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
PRELIMINARY CARD (Spike)
- Leonard Garcia def. Chan Sung Jung via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
- Anthony Pettis def. Alex Karalexis via submission (triangle choke) – Round 2, 1:35
PRELIMINARY CARD (unaired)
- Brad Pickett def. Demetrious Johnson via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
- Chad Mendes def. Anthony Morrison via submission (guillotine choke) – Round 1, 2:13
- Takeya Mizugaki def. Rani Yahya via unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 29-28)
- Tyler Toner def. Brandon Visher via TKO (strikes) – Round 1, 2:36
WEC 48: ALDO VS. FABER PLAY-BY-PLAY
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ANTHONY PETTIS VS. ALEX KARALEXIS
Round 1 – Pettis and Karalexis circle early throwing strikes to find their range. Pettis stuns Karalexis with a kick, but Karalexis manages to tie Pettis up and recovers. Karalexis catches a kick and dumps Pettis to the ground. After conning with a few punches, Karalexis tries to take his back but loses posting and the fighters stand. The pair exchange kicks, then Pettis connects with a punch and Karalexis shoots for a takedown but Pettis fends it off and misses with a head kick. Pettis connects with a hard leg kicks and follows it up with several more before they end the round in the clinch. MMAFrenzy.com scores the first for Pettis 10-9.
Round 2- Karalexis uses wild punches to setup an early takedown to begin the second. Pettis briefly looks for submissions, but finds and opening an returns to his feet. More powerful leg kicks by Pettis before Karalexis gets another takedown. Pettis locks on a triangle and Karalexis does his best to survive, but is forced to tap.
Anthony Pettis def. Alex Karalexis via submission (triangle choke) – Round 2, 1:35
CHAN SUNG JUNG VS. LEONARD GARCIA
Round 1 – Garcia finds the mark with punches first, then Jung starts to connect and the pair trade punches with Jung getting the better of the exchange and Gacia was throwing bombs. After trading some knees in the clinch, Jung connects with an elbow as they exit. Following his early flurry, Garcia has slowed and Jung connects with punches and eventually drops him. Jung looks to finish with ground and pound, but Garcia goes for an armbar. Jung escapes and they return to their feet, where another big punch exchange ensues. Jung catches Garcia below the belt, but it’s unnoticed and they continue to trade until the round ends. MMAFrenzy.com scores the first for Jung 10-9.
Round 2 – Garcia and Jung quickly resume right where they left off, with Jung connecting with an early head kick before Garcia rocks him with punches. After a brief clinch, they trade more punches and kicks. Jung shrugs off a body kick and tags Garcia with punches, then smoothly takes his back but Garcia fends him off and they stand and trade again. Garcia winds up for big punches, but Jung avoids then connects with knees to the body before unloading with more punches. Head kick by Garcia is partially blocked before the end of the frame. MMAFrenzy.com scores a close second for Garcia 10-9.
Round 3 – Unsurprisingly the pace has slowed to start the third, but Garcia quickly turns it up with leg kicks. Garcia and Jung circle and pick their punches more carefully than the first two rounds. After a combo misses, Garcia connects with a kick to the body but misses a spinning back kick. Another absorbing another body kick, Jung tags Garcia with a hard combination. Garcia fires back with more leg kicks then the pair have another back-and-forth exchange of punches against the cage. Garcia and Jung trade a few more punches before the final bell sounds. MMAFrenzy.com scores the third for Garcia 10-9, giving him a 29-28 win on our card in a “Fight of the Year” favorite.
Leonard Garcia def. Chan Sung Jung via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
ANTONIO BANUELOS VS. SCOTT JORGENSEN
Round 1 – Banuelos connects with a left to open the action, then the pair trade more punches before clinching. Knees to the body by Jorgensen before they separate. Jorgensen moving forward with punches, then Banuelos chops him down with a leg kick. Banuelos rushes forward and finishes a combo with a left, but Jorgensen catches him low with a counter. Fight resumes, and Banuelos drops Jorgensen with a left. Jorgensen grabs an armbar, but Banuelos escapes and opts to return to his feet. Jorgensen continues to stalk forward, but Banuelos connecting with better punches. Good knee in the clinch by Jorgensen, and Banuelos follows it up with a spinning back kick to the body. Banuelos and Jorgensen trade head kicks to close out the round. MMAFrenzy.com scores the first for Banuelos 10-9.
Round 2 – Jorgensen controls the center of the cage early in the second. Jorgensen opens with some punches the connects with a kick to the leg quickly followed by a pair of body kicks. Jorgensen landing jab after jab and Banuelos is bloodied and may have a broken nose. More punches by Jorgensen before Banuelos connects with a kick to the body. The jab continues to find it’s mark for Jorgensen, then Banuelos lands some leg kicks before Jorgensen lands another big right. Jorgensen drops Banuelos with a jab-right combo and he follows him to the ground. Jorgensen looks to take his back while pounding away with punches. Banuelos stands and Jorgensen blasts him with a big knee before the end of the round. MMAFrenzy.com scores the second for Jorgensen 10-9, evening the fight 19-19.
Round 3 – Jorgensen connects with more punches to open the third and Banuelos’ nose pours blood. Jab connects again for Jorgensen, who continues to move forward with punches from the center of the cage. Right by Jorgensen is followed by another as Banuelos circles away and looks for openings. Jorgensen drops Banuelos and again follows him to the canvas. Jorgensen tees off with punches, then takes Banuelos’ back and locks on a rear naked choke. Banuelos escapes, but Jorgensen is in mount then takes his back again. Jorgensen drops punches and elbows, then grabs the rear naked choke again. Banuelos reveres in the closing seconds, but it’s too little too late. MMAFrenzy.com scores the third for Jorgensen 10-9, giving him the fight 29-28.
Scott Jorgensen def. Antonio Banuelos via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
ANTHONY NJOKUANI VS. SHANE ROLLER
Round 1 – Roller immediately shoots for a takedown and Njokuani briefly stays on his feet but Roller eventually drags him down. Njokuani stands against the fence, but Roller gets him back to the ground and quickly passes to mount. Roller locks on a rear naked choke, but Njokuani escapes. Roller has a body triangle and stays on Njokuani’s back as he continues to work for the rear naked choke, eventually locking it on and forcing Njokuani to tap.
Shane Roller def. Anthony Njokuani via submission (rear naked choke) – Round 1, 3:07
MIKE BROWN VS. MANNY GAMBURYAN
Round 1 – Brown opens the action with a right, then both fighters settle in as they find their range. Brown keeps his distance with a front kick, but Gamburyan closes in with occasional combinations. Brown moves forward with a punch, but Gamburyan drops him with a right and pounds him out with hammerfists on the ground.
Manny Gamburyan def. Mike Brown via KO (punches) – Round 1, 2:22
CHAMPION BEN HENDERSON VS. DONALD CERRONE
WEC Lightweight Championship
Round 1 – Henderson and Cerrone touch gloves and the rematch is underway. Henderson with a leg kick to start the action and Cerrone fires one in return, the looks for a takedown, but they return to their feet. Knees to the leg for Henderson, then to the head, then more to the legs. Henderson takes Cerrone to the ground and connects with some punches, then grabs a guillotine and Cerrone quickly taps.
Champ Ben Henderson def. Donald Cerrone via submission (guillotine choke) – Round 1, 1:57
CHAMPION JOSE ALDO VS. URIJAH FABER
WEC Featherweight Championship
Round 1 – Aldo fires a leg kick, then follows it up with another that takes Faber’s legs out from under him but he returns to his feet. A body shot by Aldo is followed by another leg kick. Aldo connects with a knee to the body. MMAFrenzy.com scores the first for Aldo 10-9.
Round 2 – Faber and Aldo square off but neither pulls the trigger until Aldo eventually connects with a kick to the body. Faber moves forward with punches, but Aldo avoids. Faber closes the distance, but Aldo fires an uppercut that grazes the chin. Faber can’t find the mark with his punches then briefly grabs a kick, but lets it go. Aldo stalks forward and lands another hard leg kick. Faber remains unable to reach Aldo with his punches, as Aldo continues to blast Faber’s legs with kicks. Faber looks to keep Aldo away with front kicks, but Aldo closes with a kick to the body. MMAFrenzy.com scores the second for Aldo 10-9.
Round 3 – Faber continues to be unable to figure out the distance and Aldo has Faber limping with hard leg kicks. Aldo connects with a pair of big kicks to the body. Body punch is followed up by another leg kick for Aldo that trips Faber to the ground and he returns to his feet. Aldo rocks Faber with a head kick and follows it up with punches, but Faber presses on. More leg kicks for Aldo, eventually dropping Faber to the ground again where he holds Aldo down to finish the round. MMAFrenzy.com scores the third for Aldo 10-9, putting him up 30-27.
Round 4 – Faber can barely stand as Aldo begins the fourth by continuing to target the leg with kicks. Aldo takes Faber’s legs out again and takes his back on the ground, but Faber escapes back to his feet. Aldo quickly drops him again and passes to side control, where he tees off with ground and pound, but Faber survives the onslaught to make it to the fifth and final round. MMAFrenzy.com scores the fourth for Aldo 10-8, and he’s now up 40-35.
Round 5 – Aldo starts the fifth with more leg kicks as Faber appears to have recovered slightly. Faber grabs a leg and holds on for a takedown, but Aldo powers out and forces Faber to return to his feet. Faber moves in for another takedown but Aldo avoids and continues to throw leg kicks as we head towards the final minute of the fight. Aldo puches Faber away and hurts him with a punch to the body. Faber falls to the ground and Aldo picks his opening to drop some punches. Faber returns to his feet just as the horn sounds. MMAFrenzy.com scores the final round for Aldo 10-9, giving him a 50-44 win on our card.
Champ Jose Aldo def. Urijah Faber via unanimous decision (49-45, 49-45, 50-45)
Pictured: Jose Aldo and Urijah Faber