Jose Aldo solidified his place as one of the best pound for pound fighters in the sport this evening during WEC 48 with a one-sided schooling of a game Urijah Faber to retain his WEC featherweight championship.
The story of the fight was the right leg kick from Aldo, which slowly tenderized Faber’s left into a bruised and battered mass of flesh torward the bout’s conclusion. Aldo went on to score with a series of kicks to the body along with sharp combinations of punches to the chin of Urijah before appearing to hold back in the final round before the judges ultimately ruled the bout in his favor via unanimous decision.
Benson Henderson entered the ARCO arena a champion and left with the gold still firmly attached to his waist after turning in a convincing first round submission victory over Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone in the rematch of the war waged between the two last year.
Henderson looked to tie Cerrone up early in the opening round before firing off a savage series of knees that cause a goose egg to swell up on the right side of The Cowboy’s head. From there, Henderson secured a takedown from a waist lock in the clinch before catching Cerrone with the fight ending guillotine choke as Donald looked to scramble out of danger. An extremely impressive showing for the defending champion, and the fourth guillotine submission victory in his twelve wins as a professional.
WEC 48 took place from Sacramento, California, with the main card airing live on pay-per-view.