The blue cage of World Extreme Cagefighting played host to some of the best fights in MMA history. The promotion’s eye for talent and emphasis on the underutilized lighter weight classes created a long run of compelling matchups that delivered extraordinary action for more than five years. It is no coincidence that so many of the WEC’s stars have gone on to great success in the Ultimate Fighting Championship, from old-school fighters like Chael Sonnen and Urijah Faber to the new breed of Chad Mendes and Anthony Pettis.
In honor of former champion and studied brawler Carlos Condit’s matchup with Thiago Alves in the UFC Fight Night “Condit vs. Alves” main event on Saturday in Brazil, the latest installment of the Sherdog Top 10 series will take a look at some of the incredible fights that made the WEC the fan-favorite promotion.
HONORABLE MENTIONS: Donald Cerrone vs. Jamie Varner (WEC 38), Miguel Torres vs. Yoshiro Maeda (WEC 34), Joe Riggs vs. Alex Stiebling (WEC 9)
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