AMP Energy and the WEC asked fans to decide where the organization should host a winter event and 270,000 die-hard MMA fiends voted to bring the blue Octagon to Phoenix, Arizona on December 16th.
During Wednesday night’s broadcast of “WEC 50: Cruz vs. Benavidez” on Versus, it was announced that Jobing.com Arena would host Zuffa, LLC’s first event in the “Valley of the Sun.”
“It’s funny, people have been terrorizing me for a long time to get either a UFC or WEC event to Arizona,” UFC president Dana White said. “It’s finally going to happen now.”
Nashville and Milwaukee were also in the running to house what many expect to be WEC 54, but once all of the ballots were tallied Phoenix came out on top.