WEC & Strikeforce MMA Happenings!

Posted by: John W. Zimmer
Under: MMA
27 Jun 2010

WEC 49 had some interesting bouts  (June 20th) as did Strikeforce Fedor vs. Werdum (June 26th). I’ll just highlight a couple of the fights and link to some results for each. But let me just say they were worth watching!

The main WEC fight was a battle between Jamie Varner and Kamal Shalorus that was marred by Shalorus kicking Varners family jewels three times. Kamal lost one point. If you get a chance to watch this fight you’ll see Varner getting the best of Shalorus in most clashes but Shalorus has a good chin. Even without the penalty point taken away from Shalorus I had Varner ahead on points easily. The fight went the distance and much to my surprise two judges were split with the third calling for a draw! Results here.

Here is a video of Fedor vs Werdum (don’t know how long it will be up).



I was not really that surprised by this result as while Fedor is a great fighter – he has pulled out some surprising wins at times. But wow – Werdum really pulled off the win while Fedor was trying to pummel him on the ground! Results here.

The fight I really enjoyed on this ticket was Scott Smith vs Cung Le rematch. Le fought this bout better than I’ve seen him so far by choosing his shots and fighting a bit more defensively. Le easily out classed Smith this time and found a home for his decisive spinning rear kick that Smith had so much trouble with in the last fight. Here is a video of this match up.



This has been a good month for MMA fights. There were some other really interesting match ups but I wanted to highlight the Smith vs Le as my favorite. What was your favorite this month?

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3 Responses to “WEC & Strikeforce MMA Happenings!”

  1. mmaoperative Says:

    This guy said Fedor would lose

  2. Dr. J Says:

    Hey John!!

    I agree with you! I don’t think anybody felt Varner lost that fight except two people. My opinion of him definitely improved with his stand up performance. His opponent should have been disqualified after the THIRD groin kick.

    Loved seeing Cung Le fight so well!

    Now Lesner versus Carwin. My strategy, if Carwin, is to keep hitting Lesner with body shots due to his illness from the past year. I would like Carwin to win as a martial artist, but if he is 100% I have to feel that Lesner will win.
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  3. John W. Zimmer Says:

    Hey Dr J!

    From the little I’ve seen of Lesner – he seems to do good once he gets a hold of his opponent. If Carwin can hurt him with strikes or out wrestle him – that will be amazing to see.

    I think the weigh-ins in MMA are a farce because the next day a guy can get back 20 pounds.

    I’ll be looking for this video but you are probably right in your assessment. Thanks for you insight!