Even the most cynical MMA fan would agree that the first ever WEC PPV was a slam dunk success. After so many putrid MMA shows of late, this thing delivered, and it delivered hard.
You’re going to see nothing but love from the FGB crew in our feedback about this show.
Best Fight: Leonard Garcia vs. Chan Sung Jung
Worst Fight: Donald Cerrone vs. Ben Henderson
Well, at least the open is different. No gladiators thankfully.
I blogged the prelims on Spike TV, which featured a crazy fight between Leonard Garcia and Chan Sung Jung.
1. Anthony Banuelos vs. Scott Jorgensen
The striking in this one is so different than the Garcia/Jung fight. Very technical and solid. Banuelos threw the best shot of the round with a left hook that put him down. Otherwise, very competitive round.
What a round for Jorgensen. He was the better striker and was walking down Banuelos. He put him down with a straight right to the temple and Banuelos’ nose started bleeding like crazy. Banuelos sprang up at the end, but easily Jorgensen’s round.
Jorgensen put him down again and the bloody nose exploded again. He was working the choke late in the round, but Banuelos fought him. It wasn’t the most active fight, but both guys are just really good technically. Jorgensen is going to get the decision, but Banuelos was never say die.
Winner: Scott Jorgensen by unanimous decision
2. Shane Roller vs. Anthony Njokuani