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Henderson submits Varner, Faber taps Assuncao during WEC 46

In a battle of fellow Arizona based lightweight champions, only one man could be crowned the king of the WEC‘s 155 pound division, and when the dust had a chance to settle it was Ben Henderson who ended up catching Jamie Varner in a lightning quick submission to unify the title once and for all.

After two and a half hard fought rounds from both fighters it seemed as though Varner may have a slight edge on the scorecards based on a slight edge standing before he was trapped in the fight ending arm in guillotine as he went for a takedown.

Urijah Faber was also in action as he outclassed the highly regarded Raphael Assuncao with superior striking and takedowns before trapping the Jiu-Jitsu specialist in a tight rear-naked choke in the third and final round.

WEC featherweight champion Jose Aldo was in attendance and entered the cage following Faber’s victory, setting up an inevitable title clash between the two in the near future.

A full list of the results from the card are listed below:

Will Campuzano defeats Coty Wheeler via unanimous decision (30-26, 30-27, 30-27)

Eddie Wineland defeats George Roop via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Mark Hominick defeats Bryan Caraway via submission (armbar) round 1

Wagnney Fabiano defeats  Clint Godfrey via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Charlie Valencia defeats Akitoshi Tamura via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

Deividas Taurosevicius defeats Mackens Semerzier via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Mike Brown defeats Anthony Morrison via submission (rear-naked choke) round 1

Kamal Shalorus defeats Dave Jansen via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)

Urijah Faber defeats Raphael Assuncao via submission (rear-naked choke) round 3

Benson Henderson defeats Jamie Varner via submission (guillotine) round 3

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