WEC 48 “Aldo vs Faber” – April 24th from the Arco Arena in Sacramento, CA. Headlining the card is hometown boy Urijah Faber challenging the champion Jose Aldo for the WEC featherweight title. Then a rematch between Ben Henderson and Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone for the WEC lightweight belt. Also the former featherweight champion Mike Brown will look to take out his aggression on TUF standout Manny Gamburyan.
Jose Aldo (145) vs. Urijah Faber (144.5) Result: Jose Aldo def. Urijah Faber via unanimous decision (49-45 X2, 50-45)
Ben Henderson (155) vs. Donald Cerrone (154.5) Result: Ben Henderson def. Donald Cerrone via submission (guillotine choke) at 1:57 of R1
Mike Brown (146) vs. Manny Gamburyan (146) Result: Manny Gamburyan def. Mike Brown by knockout at 2:22 of R1
Anthony Njokuani (156) vs. Shane Roller (155.5) Result: Shane Roller def. Anthony Njokuani via submission (rear naked choke) at 3:07 of R1
Antonio Banuelos (136) vs. Scott Jorgensen (136) Result: Scott Jorgensen deg. Antonio Banuelos via unanimous decision (29-28 X3)
Leonard Garcia (145) vs. Chan Sung Jung (145.5) Result:Leonard Garcia def. Chan Sung Jung via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Alex Karalexis (156) vs. Anthony Pettis (155.5) Result: Anthony Pettis def. Alex Karalexis via submission (triangle choke) at 1:35 of R2
Demetrious Johnson (135) vs. Brad Pickett (135.5) Result:Brad Pickett def. Demetrious Johnson via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
Chad Mendes (145.5) vs. Anthony Morrison (145) Result: Chad Mendes def. Anthony Morrison via submission (guillotine choke) at 2:13 of R1
Takeya Mizugaki (134.5) vs. Rani Yahya (136) Result: Takeya Mizugaki def. Rani Yahya via unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 29-28)
Tyler Toner (145.5) vs. Brandon Visher (144.5) Result:Tyler Toner def. Brandon Visher via TKO (elbows) at 2:36 of R1
UFC President Dana White announced to the fighters that they would be competing for 65K bonuses, a huge jump from the 10k awards handed out at WEC 47.