WEC 51

WEC 51

WEC 51: Aldo vs. Gamburyan
A poster or logo for WEC 51: Aldo vs. Gamburyan.
Promotion World Extreme Cagefighting
Date September 30, 2010
Venue 1stBank Center
City Broomfield, Colorado
Attendance 3,791[1]
Total gate $191,620[1]
Event chronology

WEC 50: Cruz vs. Benavidez 2 WEC 51: Aldo vs. Gamburyan WEC 52: Faber vs. Mizugaki

WEC 51: Aldo vs. Gamburyan was a mixed martial arts event held by World Extreme Cagefighting that took place on September 30, 2010 at the 1stBank Center in Broomfield, Colorado.[2] The event was the first that the WEC hosted in Colorado.


Alex Karalexis was expected to face debuting Chinese prospect Tiequan Zhang at this event, but was forced from the card with an injury[3] and replaced by UFC veteran Jason Reinhardt. However, Reinhardt would also be forced from the card after failing a pre-fight eye exam, and was replaced by WEC newcomer Pablo Garza.[4] The Zhang-Reinhardt matchup would later be rescheduled as a featherweight bout for UFC 127 following the UFC-WEC merger, with Zhang winning by submission.

Clint Godfrey was originally slated to face Demetrious Johnson at this event, but was pulled from the bout due to injury and replaced by WEC newcomer Nick Pace.[5]

This event drew an average of 486,000 viewers on Versus.[6]


Preliminary card

Johnson defeated Pace via unanimous decision (30–27, 30–27, 30–27).
Banuelos defeated George via unanimous decision (29–28, 29–28, 30–27).
Nunes defeated Toner via unanimous decision (29–28, 29–28, 30–27).
Horodecki defeated Ratcliff via split decision (28–29, 30–27, 30–27)
  • Featherweight bout: United States Mike Brown vs. United States Cole Province
Brown defeated Province via TKO (punches) at 1:18 of round 1.
Zhang defeated Garza via submission (guillotine choke) at 2:26 of round 1. This bout aired on the live broadcast following the Torres/Valencia bout.

Main card

Hominick defeated Garcia via split decision (29–28, 28–29, 29–28).
Roop defeated Jung via KO (head kick) at 1:30 of round 2.
Torres defeated Valencia via submission (rear-naked choke) at 2:25 of round 2.
Cerrone defeated Varner via unanimous decision (30–27, 30–27, 30–27).
Aldo defeated Gamburyan via KO (punches) at 1:32 of round 2 to retain the WEC Featherweight title.

Bonus Awards

Fighters were awarded $10,000 bonuses.[7]

  • Fight of the Night: United States Donald Cerrone vs. United States Jamie Varner
  • Knockout of the Night: United States George Roop
  • Submission of the Night: United States Miguel Torres

See also

External links

  • Official WEC website