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WEC 45 Highlighted by Dual “Fight of the Night” Performances

WEC-45When the lights finally went out at “The Pearl” on Saturday night, six WEC athletes walked away with an additional ten thousand dollars due to the effort shown by each at the explosive event.

According to a report on MMAJunkie, headliners Donald Cerrone and Ed Ratliff shared “Fight of the Night” honors with fellow competitors Scott Jorgensen and Takeya Mizugaki, as all four men rightfully deserved consideration for the distinction based on their in-ring performances.

A slick Peruvian Necktie applied to adversary Kyle Dietz in the second round of their bout prevented Brad Pickett from having to live up to his nickname of “One Punch” and handling things on his feet. The hold not only resulted in “Submission of the Night” at WEC 45 but brought the Brit’s professional record to 18-4 and likely made him a name to look out for in the company’s bantamweight division.

Anthony Njokuani picked up some extra cash and a “Knockout of the Night” thanks to his well-timed kick and some questionable mid-fight strategy on the part of opponent Chris Horodecki. The win was Njokuani’s third consecutive TKO victory in the organization and could possibly set up an eventual rematch with Donald Cerrone, a 2007 submission loss he might like to attempt to avenge.

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