As expected, “WEC 51: Aldo vs. Gamburyan” has officially been announced for September 30th at the 1stBank Center in Broomfield, Colorado.
A featherweight title bout between champion Jose Aldo and Manny Gamburyan will headline the star-stud card. Aldo owns a dominant 17-1 professional record and is considered the planet’s most efficient marksman this side of Anderson Silva.
The Armenian is perfect through his first three fights in the WEC and will be riding that momentum into the biggest scrap of his career. He holds a respectable 11-4 record and has quickly made a name for himself since dropping to the 145-pound division.
In addition to the featherweight title fight, WEC General Manager Reed Harris confirmed today that Denver native Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone will meet former lightweight champ Jamie Varner in a long-awaited grudge rematch. In addition, former bantamweight title holder Miguel Torres returns to the cage to take on the red-hot Charlie Valencia.
If those fights weren’t enough, Sept. 30 also features featherweight bouts pitting Leonard Garcia vs. Mark Hominick and “The Korean Zombie” Chan Sung Jung vs. George Roop.
Tickets for the show go on sale Saturday, July 31st at 10AM MT. A special Internet ticket pre-sale will be available to WEC newsletter subscribers on Thursday, July 29 starting at 10AM MT. To access this presale, users must register for the WEC newsletter through wec.tv.