WEC 48 Results & Live Play-by-Play

Apr 25, 2010
Sherdog.com will report from the Arco Arena in Sacramento, Calif., at 7 p.m. ET with play-by-play and live results of WEC 48 “Aldo vs. Faber,” which is headlined by Jose Aldo vs. Urijah Faber.

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Brandon Visher vs. Tyler Toner
Round 1
Toner headhunting with kicks early but misses. Visher answers with a stiff one-two. Visher fires again but eats a Toner counter. Visher bullies his way in but Toner clinches and just misses with a knee. Visher scores again with a right hand. Toner drops Visher with a left hand off a missed right head kick. He follows up with strikes until referee Herb Dean calls it at 2:36 of the first round.

Takeya Mizugaki vs. Rani Yahya
Round 1
Mizugaki takes the fight to the mat with the dangerous Yahya. He can't keep him down though and Yahya gets to his knees with an underhook. Yahya takes Mizugaki down and tries to take his back. Mizugaki gets away for a moment but Yahya is back on him trying to take his back. Mizugaki works his way free and engages on the feet. The fighters trade shot before Mizugaki pushes Yahya against the cage and roughs him up. He then takes Yahya back to the ground with a little over a minute left. Mizugaki works the ground and pound up to the bell. Sherdog scores the round 10-9 for Mizugaki.

Round 2
Round two begins and Mizugaki pushes forward with punches that back Yahya up. He backs him into the cage but Yahya drops for a takedown. Mizugaki defends and pushes Yahya to his back. After little action on the floor and a smattering of boos referee Josh Rosenthal stands them back up. More boos seem to spur Mizugaki forward. He blisters Yahya with punches and forces him to retreat. Mizugaki takes the fight back to the ground in the final seconds and adds another round to his tally 10-9.

Round 3
Yahya misses with a wild overhand to sick off the third. He then shoots low before switching to a bodylock when Mizugaki stuffed him. He take the rear bodylock but Mizugaki stings him with backward elbows. Yahya gets his hooks in and starts working the rear-naked choke. Mizugaki traps one of Yahya's arms while the other slips under his chin. Yahya can't get the submission and tries to readjust his position. Mizugaki sweeps him and settles into his guard. Yahya is bleeding from above his left eye, possibly from the earlier elbows. Sherdog scores the final round 10-9 for Yahya.

Mizugaki takes the unanimous decision with scores of 30-27 and 29-28 (twice).

Chad Mendes vs. Anthony Morrison
Round 1
After a brief feeling out period, Mendes pushes forward with punches and drops for a takedown, but Morrison easily defends. Mendes is not deterred and locks up Morrison to drags him to the mat. He transitions around Morrison and locks up his neck. Morrison tries to work back to his feet, but Mendes jumps to guard with a guillotine and squeezes. Morrisson tries to fight it off but eventually submits at 2:13 of the first round.

Brad Pickett vs. Demetrious Johnson
Round 1
Johnson opens with left head kick and Pickett answers with a two piece. Johnson is darting in and out while Pickett stands in the center looking to strike. Pickett shoots and gets the takedown into side control. Johnson gets his guard back and then escapes to his feet. Johnson throws another head kick, but pickett catches it and plants him. Johnson is right back to his feet and they are trading fast and furious. Pickett slams him again but can't keep him down. The two trade big shots in the final seconds of the round. Sherdog tallies the first 10-9 for Pickett.

Round 2
Much slower first minute after a blistering opening frame. Johnson is still circling around the outside while Pickett has staked out the center of the cage. Pickett puts him back down with another takedown but Johnson can't be held down. He gets back to his feet but Pickett sinks him again. Pickett works the ground and pound from with in Johbson's guard. Johnson gets to his feet again and Pickett tries to suplex him. Johnson defends well and mitigates the effects of the slam. Pickett hits a big slam takedown and mounts Johnson. Pickett bombs away for a few seconds before the horn sounds. Sherdog scores the round 10-9 for Pickett.

Round 3
Johnson hits a takedown of his own, a long range double, to start the final period. Pickett scrambles to his feet and takes Johnson down. Johnson gets to his feet and breaks Pickett's rear body lock grip. Johnson batters Pickett with a combination, finishing with a hard kick. Pickett takes the fight to the ground once again and works his way to the mount. Johnson just can't be held down though. He gets back to his feet and the two exchange again. Pickett takes him back down and lands a hard knee to his midsection. The final horn sounds and Sherdog scores the last eound 10-9 for Pickett.

The official scores are 30-27, 30-27 and 29-28 for Brad Pickett, who takes the unanimous decision.

Alex Karalexis vs. Anthony Pettis
Round 1
Pettis breaks a long feeling-out period with a left head kick that lands with a thud. A stunned Karalexis fights for a single leg. He doesn’t get it, but it Buys him time to recover. Karalexis catches a kick and finishies a clean single. Karalexis tees off with his right hand. Pettis feels Karalexis’ power and he doesn’t like it. Pettis gets to his feet and misses a wild right hand. Pettis smacks the body with a left-footed switch kick. Pettis attacks Karalexis’ right leg with a stiff low kick. Karalexis closes the distance and pushes his opponent against the fencing. Karalexis backs away and steps back from a Pettis head kick. Pettis is going after Karalexis’ legs. Karalexis switches to a southpaw stance and Pettis keeps firing.

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Pettis
TJ De Santis scores the round 10-9 Pettis
Mike Fridley scores the round 10-9 Pettis

Round 2
Karalexis throws bombs to start round two. Pettis retreats and Karalexis muscles him to the floor. Pettis returns to his feet to pepper the lead leg of “The Ultimate Fighter” veteran. Karalexis gets a quick takedown and Pettis goes high with his hips in search of a triangle. He’s got it. He pulls the elbows the head and then pushes it down to secure a tapout at 1:35 of the second frame.

Leonard Garcia vs. Chan Sung Jung
Round 1
Jung starts the bout with a low kick to Garcia’s left leg. Garcia returns fire and connects with a low kick of his own following a missed right hook. Garcia connects as Jung jumps for a knee. All technique and skill is thrown out the window as the fighters open up and trade wild mindmills and backhands. Garcia gets the best of the sloppy exchange, but Jung is still right in the mix. Garcia tires and the pace slows a bit. Jung steps forward and drops Garcia with a right hook. Jung swarms to finish and Garcia locks on an armbar from the bottom in guard. Jung frees his arm and unloads with his right hand on Garcia’s noggin. Garcia stands and he’s busted up. Jung stays on him with his right hook. Jung connects with Garcia’s chin with two knees from the Thai plum.

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Jung
TJ De Santis scores the round 10-9 Jung
Mike Fridley scores the round 10-9 Jung

Round 2
Garcia jabs and absorbs a head kick. Garcia drops Jung to a knee with a right hand. Just like the first round, both men windmill for the fences and the crowd loves them for it. The pace slows after the fighters spend their energy and the fight ends up in a clinch against the fence. Trainer Greg Jackson yells for Garcia to knee. He’s too tired to react in time. The fight moves off the cage and Jung hops onto his opponent’s back while standing. Jung locks on a body triangle and Garcia still manages to reverse and stand. Garcia jumps into the air for a knee and Jung kicks his legs in mid air. Garcia is gassed, but he puts on a warface and fires a one-two that is blocked. Jung connects to the body and leg with two kicks. Jung scores with a knee and pours it on. Garcia is getting lit up against the cage and he loves it. He spits out his mouthpiece and smiles as Jung finds his chin with both hands. Garcia swings his way off the fence.

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Jung
TJ De Santis scores the round 10-9 Jung
Mike Fridley scores the round 10-9 Jung

Round 3
The men embrace in the center of the cage. Garcia jabs and keeps his distance early. He fires a head kick that is blocked. Garcia goes after the lead leg with two low kicks. They land, but not flush. Garcia is avoiding another slugfest and Jung is frustrated. He puts his hands on his hips and Garcia obliges him in a brief slugfest. Nothing lands clean. Jung continues his chase as Garcia backpeddles. Referee Jon Schorle tells the fighters it’s the final round and asks for action. Garcia lands a right hand and misses a head kick. Jung is tough as nails. He moves forward and opens fire. He lands with both hands and stumbles Garcia to the fence. Garcia feints with his right and connects with a right kick. All caution is thrown to the wind as Garcia windmills with his back to the fence. Jung answers and both fighters land. Large swelling is present on the left side of Garcia’s face.

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Jung (30-27 Jung)
TJ De Santis scores the round 10-9 Jung (30-27 Jung)
Mike Fridley scores the round 10-9 Jung (30-27 Jung)

Leonard Garcia takes the split decision with scores of 29-28 (twice) and 29-28. The crowd boos the decision.

Antonio Banuelos vs. Scott Jorgensen
Round 1
Banuelos clips Jorgensen with a right hand. Jorgensen is game to trade, but again Banuelos sneaks a right hand in. Jorgensen shoots and Banuelos successfully defends with a tight sprawl. Jorgensen lands an inside low kick and misses two pawing left hooks. Banuelos scores with an inside low kick that briefly knocks Jorgensen to the floor. Banuelos connects with a left to the chin and absorbs a punch to the groin protector. Referee Herb Dean calls time and Banuelos says he is ok. Banuelos connects with another straight left. And another: Jorgensen is down. Banuelos engages him on the floor and Jorgensen nearly pulls off a slick armbar. Banuelos’ arm is extended, but he positions himself out of danger. The fight returns to the feet. Jorgensen knees the body from the clinch. Banuelos scores with a spinning-back kick and a right hand before the horn.

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Banuelos
TJ De Santis scores the round 10-9 Banuelos
Mike Fridley scores the round 10-9 Banuelos

Round 2
Jorgensen jabs effectively early in round two. Banuelos catches a low kick and nearly pulls his foil to the floor. Jorgensen defends and pieces together his best punching combo of the fight as he lights Banuelos up. Jorgensen has found a rhythm with his jab. It’s setting up his right hand beautifully. Banuelos’ nose is dripping blood and causing him problems. He’s constantly wiping at it and Jorgensen continues to land the jab and right. Jorgensen is looking to set up a head kick on the end of his punches, but it’s yet to land for him. Jorgensen’s jab sets up another right hook. Banuelos is on the retreat with his mouth open, perhaps a signal of a broken nose. Jorgensen floors Banuelos with a left hand. Jorgensen hops on his back and hits the head with his right hand. Banuelos’ nose is leaking all over the canvas. Jorgensen grazes a knee to the head as Banuelos stands to his feet.

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Jorgsensen
TJ De Santis scores the round 10-9 Jorgensen
Mike Fridley scores the round 10-9 Jorgensen

Round 3
Jorgensen continues his assault with jabs and right hands. Banuelos’ nose is in bad shape as another crisp jab snaps his head back. Jorgensen’s jab has taken over this fight, and he’s sticking behind it. Banuelos is moving well to avoid damage and any offense Jorgensen tries to offer after the jab. Jorgensen loads up on a right hand and sends Banuelos to the floor. Jorgensen swarms the downed fighter and transitions to the back -- where he fails on a rear-naked choke -- into the mount. Banuelos turns his back again to protect his nose and Jorgensen sinks in a single hook while he roughs up the head with rights and right-handed hammerfists. Jorgensen applies the other hook and goes balls to the wall for a rear-naked choke. Banuelos punches backwards and Jorgensen switches to an armbar at the bell.

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-8 Jorgsensen (29-27 Jorgensen)
TJ De Santis scores the round 10-9 Jorgensen (29-28 Jorgensen)
Mike Fridley scores the round 10-8 Jorgensen (29-27 Jorgensen)

Official scores: 29-28 across the board for Scott Jorgensen, who takes the unanimous decision.

Anthony Njokuani vs. Shane Roller
Round 1
Roller goes to the double right away. He succeeds after working for it for a good 60 seconds. Roller looks for a guillotine from half guard. He uses it to advance to the mount. Njokuani gives up his back and Roller works for a rear-naked choke. Roller locks on a body triangle from behind and switches grips on the RNC. Njokuani rolls to his belly, but Roller just tightens the technique. Njokuani flips back over and taps as Roller went pal-to-palm with the rear naked. The official time is 3:07 of the opening frame.

Mike Thomas Brown vs. Manny Gamburyan
Round 1
Brown grazes a right hand off the top of Gamburyan’s head. Both fighters looks tight and cautious through the first 90 seconds of battle. Brown feints his jab and throws a right-hand lead that falls short. Gamburyan lands a right-hand lead and circles away from the former champion. Gamburyan connects with a right hook counter punch that lays Brown out. Gamburyan hops on top and lands right hands until referee Jon Schorle pulls him off at 2:22 of the first.

Benson Henderson vs. Donald Cerrone
Round 1
Henderson snaps a low kick off the shin of Cerrone. The product of Greg Jackson throws a low kick, and Henderson catches it and drags him to the canvas. Cerrone hops right back up and defends as Henderson controls his back. Henderson lands a knee to the face and several to the thigh before tripping Cerrone to the canvas. Henderson lands a hard elbow and Cerrone scrambles to his feet. Henderson locks on a guillotine as Cerrone gets to his knees. The hold is deep and Cerrone taps very quickly. The official time is 1:57 of round one.

There’s a huge welt on the forehead of Cerrone from the single elbow.

Jose Aldo vs. Urijah Faber
Round 1
The fighters touch gloves and we’re off. Faber misses on a front kick and a left-footed head kick. Faber throws a one two and Aldo patiently throws his first strike of the night in the form of a lowkick that slaps Faber’s kneecap. Aldo goes back to the leg with another low kick. And a third. A fourth knocks Faber right off his feet. Aldo lets him stand. The champion calmly stands flat footed and attacks with a low kick and a punch to the body. Faber rushes forward and Aldo is out of there with lateral movement. Aldo jumps up and throws a one two. Faber slaps Aldo with a right hand. Aldo moves forward and misses an uppercut and a shot to the body. Faber rushes and Aldo blasts him with a knee to the body that looks like it connected on the hip. It stops Faber in his tracks. Faber steps backward and then lunges in. Aldo cracks him again with a knee to the body. Faber is getting off with his hands, but he has yet to land a clean punch. Aldo connects with a body kick before the horn.

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Aldo
TJ De Santis scores the round 10-9 Faber
Mike Fridley scores the round 10-9 Aldo

Round 2
Faber is aggressive in round two. He grazes a right hand and misses a front kick. Aldo kicks the body and then connects with a low kick that nearly knocks Faber down again. Faber lands a left-hand lead as Aldo tries to create an angle. Aldo grazes an uppercut off the chin. Joe Rogan makes a great observation on the pay-per-view broadcast: Faber seems just out of range on everything he throws thus far. Just past the midway point of the round, Aldo makes Faber wince with a snapping low kick. Aldo loads up for a left hook to the body that misses. Faber scores with a right hand and Aldo kicks the leg. Aldo is having his way with Faber’s left leg as he slams home another low kick. Aldo is now limping as Aldo lands two more. Aldo crushes the body with a kick at the bell.

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Aldo
TJ De Santis scores the round 10-9 Aldo
Mike Fridley scores the round 10-9 Aldo

Round 3
Aldo digs to Faber’s body with a left hook. Faber switches stances to save his left leg and Aldo takes out his other leg. Aldo goes back to the left leg and Faber is really feeling it. Aldo goes back to Faber’s body and the impact is harsh. Faber shoots as he absorbs another and Aldo has none of it. Aldo is patiently picking Faber apart. Aldo lands a head kick and then opens up with his hands. Faber is in big trouble, but he fires back and gets enough distance to calm Aldo down. Aldo goes back to the low kick game on Faber’s left leg. Aldo goes upstairs with another kick and Faber blocks it. Another connects with a horrifying thud. Aldo lands a hard body shot and then drops Faber with another kick to the left leg. Aldo engages him from half guard and the horn sounds.

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-8 Aldo
TJ De Santis scores the round 10-9 Aldo
Mike Fridley scores the round 10-8 Aldo

Round 4
Aldo goes right back to the leg with two low kicks. Faber holds the fence to relieve the pain. Faber shoots and Aldo stumbles while throwing a low kick. Aldo hops on top and goes effortlessly to the mount. Faber gives up his back and Aldo has both hooks sunk in. Faber scrambles and makes it to his feet, giving the hometown crowd something to cheer about. Aldo kicks him back down and passes to side control He locks up a crucifix and pounds on Faber’s face with his left hand and elbow. Faber blocks his face with his isolated arm. Referee Josh Rosenthal warns Faber to work or he’s going to stop it. Aldo is in complete control with the position, steadily hammering away as Rosenthal watches closely. Aldo runs out of time.

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-8 Aldo
TJ De Santis scores the round 10-8 Aldo
Mike Fridley scores the round 10-8 Aldo

Round 5
Aldo is very patient to begin the final frame. Faber misses a right hook and connects with Aldo’s body on a side kick. Faber shoots and grabs an ankle. Aldo pulls his ankle free and waits for Rosenthal to stand the challenger. Faber shoots and misses by a foot. He does a summersault and lands on his feet. Faber again drops levels for a takedown, and Aldo calmly pushes the head away and retreats. The crowd starts to boo at the 4:40 mark. Aldo responds with a left hook to the body that nearly folds Faber in half. Faber bounces away and then flops following a low kick. Aldo stands in the guard of Faber and punches the body as the crowd boos. Aldo rode the final round out and the crowd doesn’t appreciate it.

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Aldo (50-43 Aldo)
TJ De Santis scores the round 10-9 Aldo (49-45 Aldo)
Mike Fridley scores the round 10-9 Aldo (50-43 Aldo)

Official scores: 49-45 (twice) and 50-45 for Jose Aldo, the winner by unanimous decision.
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