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WEC 45 Quick Results

(Donald Cerrone vs. Ed Ratcliff)

After struggling with keeping his knee strikes out of Ed Ratcliff‘s groin area for much of the fight, Donald "Cowboy" Cerrone managed to pull of a late submission victory to salvage his night at WEC 45.  Since Cerrone had already lost two points for the low blows by then, a finish was sort of necessary.  Just like an ice pack and one of those inflatable donuts is now necessary for Ratcliff, who goes home with his testacles damaged and a loss on his record.  At least he and Cerrone shared the Fight of the Night bonus, though it was only worth $10,000.  We’ve said it before, but this is a tough way to make a living, people.

Elsewhere on the card, Anthony Njokuani won Knockout of the Night for his headkick KO of Chris Horodecki (video of that is here), and Brad Pickett took home Submission of the Night for his Peruvian necktie finish of Kyle Dietz. 

Full results are after the jump.

Donald Cerrone def. Ed Ratfliff via submission (rear naked choke) at 3:47 of round 3
Anthony Njokuani def. Chris Horodecki via TKO (head kick) at 3:33 of round 1
Joseph Benavidez def. Rani Yahya via TKO (punches) at 1:35 of round 1
Scott Jorgensen def. Takeya Mizugaki via decision
Bart Palaszewski def. Anthony Pettis via split decision
Zachary Micklewright def. Muhsin Corbbrey via decision
Chad George def. John Hosman via decision
Brandon Visher def. Courtney Buck via TKO (punches) at 4:45 of round 1
Brad Pickett def. Kyle Dietz via submission (Peruvian necktie) at 4:36 of round 2
Erik Koch def. Jameel Massouh via decision

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YesCartwheel- December 21, 2009 at 5:25 am
WEC really needs to market their shows better. I totally forgot it was on.
Randy Pan- December 20, 2009 at 3:40 pm
Ratcliff looked good in the first few minutes of the first round. Cerrone is a lot to handle, but I wonder how much those three sharp, pounding knees to the cup took out of Ratcliff. Even without the three knees, Cerrone would have still beat him, but Ratcliff might have been less of a punching-bag in the last round.

That headkick on Horodecki was hysterical. The dude had his back turned to Njokuani and still managed to get kicked in the face.

Oh yeah, and I'm glad Cung Le got knocked-out after beating Smith's ass for three rounds. The movie-star just couldn't put ol' Scotty away with his barrage of kicks, and look what happened.
TylerDyrden- December 20, 2009 at 3:24 pm
cowboy is the man! and after all those nut shots, Radcliff is NOT a man anymore. ouch
richorama- December 20, 2009 at 12:45 pm
i was so off on the pronunciation of both whorodecki and gnokwani's names.
peanutbuttter- December 20, 2009 at 12:06 pm
I actually think Horodecki/Njokuani could have gone a little longer. Still, no complaints from either camp. Soo maybe it should've stopped sooner?
Steve Mazzagatti thinks about himself too much during fights. He knows how to be a good official. He just is too busy saying things that don't make sense like, "Let's hook 'em up!" or "Alright, gentlemen, bring it on, c'mon!" in an attempt to make himself marketable as a referee.
He's just trying to make a living for himself, however, at the cost of our favorite fighters.

He must be stopped.
DangadaDang- December 20, 2009 at 11:55 am the words of Kevin Bacon: "What the shit?"
pinkyslayer- December 20, 2009 at 11:42 am
hahaha early stoppage...I always wonder after reading these comments when it stops becoming a matter of opinion and starts becoming the ejaculation of an idiotic noob who has no idea what a good stoppage even looks like.
peanutbuttter- December 20, 2009 at 11:28 am
I didn't see Chris Horodecki complaining about the early stoppage. I was just waiting for them to compare Anthony Njokuani to Anderson Silva.
Get Off Me- December 20, 2009 at 10:33 am
Yahya was a good stoppage and the lady ref started to jump when he took the Hendo shot, that ending reminded me of Hendo v. Bisping morphing into W. Silva v. Jardine. The point is the woman only got in there after he took more punishment, but she tried.....Mazzagatti likes to chill out and watch the guy get killed for a bit before he steps in.
Get Off Me- December 20, 2009 at 10:29 am
It was a late stoppage....should have been tko via headkick, not strikeSSSSSSS(plural Mazzagatti FA Q!). My worry is Mazzagatti may follow in the steps of Cecil Peoples and start judging fights.....the horror.
831 Son- December 20, 2009 at 9:59 am
No dumb shit, it was a good stoppage. Horodecki was clearly done.
One Two- December 20, 2009 at 9:31 am
the Mazz sucks Horodecki fight was stopped way too early. he got rocked but he wasn't knocked out or out of it.
ghostboner- December 20, 2009 at 9:22 am
No offense phil baroni, but Don Cerrone is the best EVA!
TheRealKadumel- December 20, 2009 at 9:19 am
Proof of TKO head kick? I don't think it was the headkick that was the tko...