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Fans Send WEC to Phoenix in December, Ben Henderson Likely for WEC 53

Ben HendersonWorld Extreme Cagefighting will make its Phoenix debut when it hosts WEC 53 on December 16 at the Arena in nearby Glendale, Arizona.

The event was announced during Wednesday’s WEC 50 broadcast on Versus after Phoenix beat out Milwaukee and Nashville in Amp Energy’s “Hometown Takedown” contest, which allowed fans to vote on the location for the Dec. event.

WEC lightweight champ Ben Henderson, who trains out of Arizona, is expected to return on the WEC 53 fight card and will likely face top contender Anthony Pettis, who submitted Shane Roller in the final seconds of the WEC 50 co-main event on Wednesday.

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