Birth Name: Jamie Varner
A.K.A.: The Worm
Birth Date: October 12, 1984
Born in: Phoenix, Arizona
Jamie Varner is a former WEC Lightweight champion.
Varner was instrumental in the legalization and forthcoming athletic sanctioning of mixed martial arts in the state of Arizona after giving testimony to the sport’s legitimacy and ongoing development as an athletic profession.
He won the WEC lightweight championship after defeating Rob McCullough at WEC 32: Condit vs. Prater in February of 2008. He successfully defended the title twice before ultimately losing the strap to Ben Henderson at WEC 46: Varner vs. Henderson in January of 2010.
MAJOR TITLES HELD: WEC Lightweight Championship
NOTABLE VICTORIES: Donald Cerrone, Marcus Hicks, Rob McCullough, Jason Gilliam
NOTABLE LOSSES: Shane Roller, Donald Cerrone, Ben Henderson, Hermes Franca