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Jamie Varner vs. Benson Henderson official for WEC 46

Jamie VarnerWorld Extreme Cagefighting has recently announced that a lightweight title unification bout between Jamie Varner and Benson Henderson is all set to headline WEC 46.

Although both fighters had previously expressed their desire for the bout to take place in their mutual hometown of Arizona, the card is set to take place on January 10 from the ARCO Arena in Sacramento, California.

Also officially announced for the card is a featherweight showdown between Urijah Faber and Raphael Assuncao.

Varner will be making his first return to the cage since his split decision victory over Donald Cerrone on January of this year after injuries suffered in that bout forced the WEC lightweight champion to the sidelines for the bulk of 2009, while Henderson is fresh off of the heels of the his grueling decision victory over Cerrone to obtain the WEC interim lightweight strap.

Faber will be returning for the first time since a hand injury in his previous defeat at the hands of Mike Brown in June of this year temporarily put “The California Kid” on the shelf, while Assuncao is currently riding a six fight win streak, with his most recent victory coming over Yves Jabouin at WEC 43 in October.

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