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WEC 45 ‘Cerrone vs. Ratcliff’ Fight Card and Schedule On Versus (Dec. 19)

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Date: Saturday- December 19, 2009

Time: 10 pm ET  (Live on Versus)

Location: The Pearl at the Palms in Las Vegas, Nevada- U.S.A.


On Saturday, Dec. 19 from The Pearl at The Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas, NV, lightweight title contender Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone will take on striker extraordinaire Ed Ratcliff, while in the co-main event, Muay Thai sensation Anthony Njokuani battles former IFL star Chris Horodecki. When the smoke clears on Dec. 19, the world may know who is next in line for a crack at the WEC lightweight champion. “Four of our top lightweights are going to be competing on Dec. 19, each with his sights set on securing a coveted shot at the world title,” WEC GM Reed Harris said. “Cerrone vs. Ratcliff has the potential to be an explosive standup war. We can expect much of the same from Njokuani and Horodecki as well. This is the perfect holiday gift for fans.” In addition to the lightweight fights, two of the world’s top 10 bantamweights will be in action. In an interesting clash of styles, submission ace Rani Yahya will lock horns with the speedy Joseph Benavidez.

Main Fight Card: (aired on Versus)

  • Donald Cerrone vs. Ed Ratcliff
  • Anthony Njokuani Vs. Chris Horodecki
  • Joseph Benavidez Vs. Rani Yahya
  • Takeya Mizugaki Vs. Scott Jorgensen

Preliminary Fight Card: (may not be aired)

  • Bart Palaszewski Vs. Anthony Pettis
  • Muhsin Corbbrey Vs. Zach Micklewright
  • David Smith Vs. John Hosman
  • Tyler Toner Vs. Brandon Visher
  • Brad Pickett Vs. Kyle Dietz
  • Jameel Massouh Vs. Erik Koch
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