WEC 48 Betting Odds Preview
World Extreme Cagefighting makes their debut on pay preview this weekend with WEC 48: Aldo vs. Faber at ARCO Arena in Sacramento, California.
Anyone ponying up the cash for the first pay per view show should get their money's worth with two championship bouts on the fight card.
The main event title bout on Saturday night is a Featherweight title bout between champion Jose Aldo and challenger Urijah Faber.
Aldo has been unstoppable since joining WEC with a perfect 6-0 record in the company and overall he’s won his last nine fights. His career MMA record stands at 16-1 with 11 wins by knockout. Aldo last fought at WEC 44 in November where he defeated former Featherweight champ Mike Brown by TKO in the second round to win the title.
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Faber was the former WEC Featherweight champion before losing his title to Brown at WEC 36 in November, 2008. Before losing to Brown Faber had held the title for more than two years and had successfully defended the title five times.
He’s a lifetime 23-3-1 in his MMA career with 12 wins by submission. He last fought at WEC 46 in January where he defeated Rafael Assuncao by submission in the third round after locking on a rear naked choke.
Faber may be a former Featherweight champ, but the current champ, Aldo is favored on the Aldo Faber odds list this weekend. Aldo is a -325 favorite, while Faber is listed at +250.
The other title bout on the WEC 48 card is a Lightweight title fight between champion Ben Henderson and challenger Donald Cerrone.
Henderson will be making his first title defense after winning the undisputed Lightweight champ at WEC 46 in January. At WEC 46 he defeated Jamie Varner by submission with a guillotine choke in the third round. That was Henderson’s 10th straight MMA win and it improved his lifetime record to 11-1.
Cerrone last fought at WEC 45 in December where he defeated Ed Ratcliff by submission in the third round with a rear naked choke. His MMA record stands at 11-2 and one no contest with 10 wins by submission.
This fight between Henderson and Cerrone is a rematch from WEC 43. That fight was for the Interim Lightweight title and went the distance with Henderson winning by unanimous decision. If the rematch can live up to their first fight it should be epic, as their clash from WEC 43 was voted the 2009 Fight of the Year.
Oddsmakers expect the same result in the rematch after listing Henderson as a slim -120 favorite. Cerrone isn’t far behind though at -110.