Triple Title bill approaches: WEC weigh in report


Triple Title bill approaches: WEC weigh in report

PRESS RELEASE: With three championship bouts and eleven matches on tap, all fighters made weight Friday afternoon at the weigh-ins for World Extreme Cagefighting card, which kicks off tomorrow night in Las Vegas.


Hitting the scales at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, the tension of championship stakes was palpable in the air. In the main event, welterweights John Alessio tackles Carlos Condit for the vacant WEC title. It should be a compelling scrap, given the impressive form both have shown in recent bouts.


Featherweight boss Urijah Faber looks to make his second title defense against unbeaten Dominic Cruz, after scoring a punishing two and a half minute stoppage in his last outing Jan. 20.  At 17-1, Faber is quickly establishing himself as one of the eminent fighters in the world under 155 pounds, but Cruz, 9-0, intends to keep his perfect record, and take Faber’s belt back to his hometown of San Diego.


Bantamweight champ Eddie Wineland is looking to turn back Chase Beebe and keep his belt

Vacant WEC welterweight title. Also fighting are established names like Joe Riggs, who faces experienced Hiromitsu Miura, veteran Tiki Ghosn, unbeaten up and comers Erik Apple, Jesse Moreng and more, with five bouts in the often-overlooked 145 and 135-pound divisions.


Weigh-in results:


For WEC welterweight title

Carlos Condit 170

John Alessio 170


Featherweight title fight

Urijah Faber 144  

Dominic Cruz 144


Bantamweight title fight

Chas Beebe 134 

Eric Wineland 135


Middleweight bout

Hiromitsu Niere 183 

Joe Riggs 183



Welterweight bout

Erik Apple 170 

Brock Larson 171


Welterweight bout

Dave Terrel 169

Tiki Ghosn 170


Featherweight bout

Cub Swanson 145 

Tommy Lee 144


Bantamweight bout

Charlie Valencia 135 

Antonio Banuelos 135


Welterweight bout

Alex Serdyukov 170 

Scott Norton 169


Featherweight bout

Jesse Moreng 144 

Micah Miller 146


Light heavyweight bout

Steve Cantwell 205

Brian Stann 203