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Three champs will defend titles at WEC 35 in August


LAS VEGAS -- The World Extreme Cagefighting organization announced that three world titles will be on the line when WEC Welterweight Champion Carlos "The Natural Born Killer" Condit, WEC Light Heavyweight Champion "All American" Brian Stann, and WEC Lightweight Champion Jamie Varner all return to action at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas on Sunday, August 3.

One of the best 170-pound fighters on the planet, Carlos Condit will defend his title after dominating his last three opponents in the WEC cage. Following his first round submission win over Carlos Prater in February, Condit is eager to get back to work.

The Albuquerque native's take no prisoners style has propelled him to the top of the rankings in the MMA world, and he looks to continue on his march to greatness this summer. In order to do that he will have to get past Tokyo , Japan 's Hiromitsu Miura. Miura's last outing in the WEC Cage was a KO victory over Blas Avena in March, and he will be bringing his power and world-class skills with him to Las Vegas as he looks to take Condit's crown.

A Captain of the United States Marine Corps who was awarded the Silver Star for his bravery in battle during the Iraq War, Brian "All-American" Stann has made a significant impact in and out of the WEC cage. Inside of it, the 27-year old Pennsylvanian captured the WEC Light Heavyweight Title in March with an impressive first round TKO victory over Doug "The Rhino" Marshall . Stann will look to hold onto his newly crowned title when he returns to the cage against Steve Cantwell.

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Las Vegas ' Cantwell (5-1) isn't just in search of a title on August 3rd, but he is after redemption after a 2007 defeat to Stann. Winner of bouts over JustinMcElfresh and Tim McKenzie that lasted just a combined three minutes, Cantwell has worked his way back to the top of the 205-pound weight class and he is coming to take the belt on August 3.

Jamie Varner announced his arrival on the world stage in February when he captured the lightweight title with a hard fought KO victory over veteran "Razor" Rob McCullough in February. Now Varner looks to show the MMA world that he is a legitimate champion in the 155 lb. division and he is eager to prove that he has what it takes to be on top of the MMA food chain, he will have his hands full when he takes on Marcus Hicks.

Hicks has tore through his last three opponents in the WEC, defeating all three by submission. Will he keep his spotless record intact on August 3rd? He will have to walk through fire against Varner to do so.

The WEC is expected to announce more bouts for the Aug. 3 fight card in the near future.