Carlos Condit New WEC Welterweight Champion, Joe Riggs A No Show

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The Zuffa LLC controlled World Extreme Cagefighting event went of without a hitch at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas on Saturday. In the end two champions were crowed. Carlos Condit captured the WEC welterweight championship belt, after defeating John Alessio by rear naked choke in the second round. Condit is looking like he could be a serious contender in the near future. Chase Beebe defeated Eddie Wineland by unanimous decision to take home the WEC bantamweight belt. Dominic Cruz retained his WEC Featherweight belt after a quick defeat of Urijah Faber in the first round.

Fight Results

  • Carlos Condit def. John Alessio via Submission (rear naked choke) at 4:59 of Round 2 to become the new WEC Welterweight champion.
  • Chase Beebe def. Eddie Wineland via Unanimous Decision (48-47, 48-46, 48-46) after 5 Rounds, to become new WEC Bantamweight champion.
  • Urijah Faber def. Dominic Cruz via Submission (guillotine choke) at 1:38 of Round 1 to retain his WEC Featherweight championship.
  • Brian Stann def. Steve Cantwell via TKO (strikes) at 0:41 of Round 1.
  • Micah Miller def. Jesse Moreng via Submission (triangle choke) at 3:29 of Round 3.
  • Alex Serdyukov def. Scott Norton via Submission (guillotine choke) at 0:57 of Round 2.
  • Charlie Valencia def. Antonio Banuelos via KO (punch) at 3:12 of Round 1.
  • Cub Swanson def. Tommy Lee via Submission (guillotine choke) at 3:17 of Round 1.
  • Dave Terrel def. Tiki Ghosn via TKO (punches) at 1:46 of Round 2.
  • Brock Larson def. Erik Apple via Submission (kimura) at 3:43 of Round 1.

Joe Riggs was to make his WEC debut on Saturday, but was forced to withdraw on fight night after suffering a back injury.

According to Scott Lewis of Pavia, Ciscone, & Associates â“‚¬“ Riggsâ“‚¬“„¢ management company â“‚¬“ Riggs has had a bulging disc in his lower back for quite some time, but thus far has been able to fight through it. He was hitting the mitts last night to stay loose, when his back started to act up and he felt numbness in his leg. Upon advice of an orthopedic specialist, Riggs withdrew from the fight.