Condit remains WEC champ
In front of a jammed packed Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vega,
The first round was full of action as both fighters traded some serious leather, but withstood the others onslaught. On several occasions Miura used his size to toss Condit, but the champion was able to reverse and control the remainder of the round with better ground control. The second round was much of the same as Miura continued to tag Condit on the feet with hard crisp combinations. As the fight hit the ground, Condit was able to control the round with better ground positioning, mounting Miura and working for submissions and strikes.
The third was much of the same, but Miura was able to reverse Condit on this occasion and started to drop some huge bombs that seemed to have Condit hurt on several occasions. They made it back to their feet and Condit was able to wrestle it the ground, mounting Miura again as the round came to a close.
Again, the two fighters came out swinging leather to start the fourth with Miura getting the better of the exchanges as he took the fight to the ground, where he proceeded to drop some heavy bombs before being reversed and mounted by Condit again. After some struggling, Miura reversed position and started to drop heavy-handed punches that again looked to have Condit hurt. They got back to their feet and Condit landed a big knee that dropped Miura, who was done as Condit landed a handful of strikes before the fight was stopped at 4:01 of the fourth round.
In the second round, Cantwell started to work the body and it started to pay off as Stann began to slow down. As the fight wore on Cantwell began to takeover, stunning Stann with precise knees and punches before finally dropping him and finishing him off with strikes at 4:01 of the second round.
In a true moment of class, former champion Stann wrapped the title around the waist of the new champion Cantwell as he was being announced as the winner.
WEC lightweight champion
"He's tough, he's got a lot of heart and an iron chin," said Varner of Hicks. When asked what's next for him, Varner simply replied "I'm going to have a shootout with a cowboy or with 'Razor'
In an intriguing battle of young featherweights, American Top Team fighter
With a possible shot at the WEC welterweight title at stake, former title challengers
In a battle for Las Vegas bragging rights, local fighters
Making his WEC debut on late notice,
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Opening the night was a bantamweight bout between former NCAA All American wrestler
Carlos Condit def. Hiromitsu Miura by TKO at 4:43, R4
Steve Cantwell def. Brian Stann by TKO at 4:01, R2
Jamie Varner def. Marcus Hicks by TKO at 2:08, R1
Brian Bowles def. Damacio Page by Submission (Guillotine Choke) at 3:30, R1
Josh Grispi def. Micah Miller by TKO at 0:50, R1
Brock Larson def. Carlo Prater by KO at 0:37, R1
Blas Avena def. Dave Terrel by TKO at 1:07, R1
Shane Roller def. Todd Moore by Submission (Guillotine Choke) at 3:00, R1
Mike Budnik def. Greg McIntyre by Submission (Triangle Choke) at 3:21, R3
Scott Jorgensen def. Kenji Osawa by Unanimous Decision (30-27 on all three cards)