WEC 28 Live Blog

Tonight we will be covering WEC 28: Faber vs. Farrar with one of our patented live blogs. Be sure to leave some comments throughout the night…

WEC 28: Faber vs. Farrar

Urijah Faber vs. Chance Farrar
Rani Yahya vs. Mark Hominick
Alex Karalexis vs. Josh Smith
Craig Zellner vs. Brian Stann
Brock Larson vs. Kevin Knabjian
Alex Serdyukov vs. John Alessio
Cub Swanson vs. Micah Miller
Brian Bowles vs. Charlie Valencia
Mike French vs. Jeff Bedard

- One minute until we’re live folks…

- We are live for WEC’s debut show on Versus.

- Todd Harris and former UFC heavyweight champion Frank Mir are in charge of the broadcasting duties this evening.

- First up is a light heavyweight bout between Brian Stann and Craig Zellner.

Craig Zellner vs. Brian Stann

Round 1:

The fight begins with Stann tossing out a few short jabs. Stann lands an excellent low kick followed by a punch. Zellner clinchs and Stann does a solid job working the knees. They separate as Stann lands a big knee. They begin to throw with Stann getting the better of the exchange. Zellner attempts to shoot but Stann stuffs it and puts Zellner on his back. Zellner tries rolling for an armbar and Stann decides to stand up. Stann throws a combo out which Zellner shoots off of. Stann goes a good job defending but the fight ends up hitting the canvas with Stann holding top position. Zellner attempts to utilize an active guard while Stann works the body from the top. Finally Stann backs out of Zellner’s guard and returns to his feet. Stann lands a few excellent punches and then again Zellner shoots. Stann fends it off and puts Zellner on his back. Cut on the right cheek of Zellner. Zellner attempts to roll for an armbar but again Stann backs out. Zellner attempts to work his jab but comes up short. They clinch along the cage. As the separate Stann lands a big bomb. They big to swing for the fences, Stann nailing Zellner with some good short as his head is straight up. Zellner shoots in for a takedown but again Stann reverses it and puts Zellner on his back. He begins to unload from the top landing numerous shots before the ref steps in and calls a halt to the fight.

Brian Stann - Winner TKO (Strikes)

- Up next is Alex Karalexis vs. Josh Smith.

Alex Karalexis vs. Josh Smith

Round 1:

The fight begins with a glove touch. Smith fires out a few short jabs to judge the distance, Karalexis attempts firing off a overhand right that misses. They clinch and Karalexis lands an overhand right and then they separate. Karalexis moves forward looking to land some bombs but Smith avoids them all and then shoots in and puts Karalexis on his back. Smith attempts to go for Karalexis’ back but fails and they return to the feet. Smith fires off a few knees and then they continue to clinch. Karalexis gets out and then pins Smith up against the cage. He follows that up with a good takedown. Karalexis is unable to do anything as Smith stands up. Karalexis pins him against the cage looking to get another takedown. Smith doing a good job of defending. Karalexis breaks the clinch wtih an elbow. Smith throws a kick and then misses with a big spinning backfist. Karalexis lands a big overhand right and then he shoots in a picks Smith up and slams him to the canvas. Karalexis works from the halfguard but Smith is able to finally regain guard after a little work. Karalexis stands over Smith and Smith begins to fire off upkicks. Karalexis falls into his guard before standing up again. Karalexis attempts to land shots from the top but to no avail. The round ends with Karalexis in Smith’s guard.

- Noticeable swelling around the left eye of Karalexis.

Round 2:

The second round begins with a good low kick from Karalexis. Smith responds with a beautiful superman punch that rocks Karalexis. They clinch along the cage, as they separate Karalexis unloads a few punches. They return to the middle and Karalexis attempts a low kick that misses. Low kick lands from Karalexis. Smith throws a right that misses. Karalexis attempts to shoot but his attempt is stuffed. Finally Karalexis takes Smith down. Karalexis works the body while in Smith’s guard. Smith attempts to lock up a triangle and as he does Karalexis picks him up and carries him across the ring slamming him in his corner. Karalexis passes the guard and begins to rain down hard rights. Smith begins to roll using the fence. Karalexis stands over Smith looking to lands a right. Karalexis throws a right that is blocked and then he falls into Smith’s guard. Karalexis passes Smith’s guard and moves to side control. Smith tries using the cage but Karalexis moves him away to stop any offense. Karalexis attempts to go for the mount but fails. He stands over Smith who is on his back and throws a kick as the round ends.

Round 3:

The third round begins with a glove touch. Karalexis moves forward with a sloppy combo that misses and then he shoots in. Smith attempts to go for the kimura but fails as Karalexis pins him up against the cage. Karalexis secures a beautiful takedown and lands in the mount. Karalexis begins to work from the top. Smith secures a beautiful reversal going to a foot lock. Karalexis gets out of it and returns to his position on top. After sitting in the closed guard Karalexis stands for a moment before falling back into Smith’s guard. Little action as Karalexis works the body from Smith’s guard. Smith lands a hard upkick that stuns Karalexis. Karalexis lays back into Smith’s guard. Karalexis stands over Smith again and throws some shots to the thigh area. Karalexis lays back into Smith’s guard. Karalexis again stands over Smith, Smith goes for an upkick, Karalexis throws a kick to the leg and then tries to stomp Smith. Big John McCarthy stops the fight to deduct a point from Karalexis, one second remaining in the fight when the point deduction occurs.

Alex Karalexis - Winner Majority Decision (28-28, 29-27, 29-27)

- Up next is Brock Larson vs. Kevin Knabjian.

Brock Larson vs. Kevin Knabjian

Round 1:

The fight begins with a glove touch. Larson lands a huge right that stuns Knabjian and sends him backwards to the canvas. Larson charges forward immediately and attempts to get a standing choke. He then throws Knabjian to the canvas and lands numerous unanswered shots before the referee steps in to stop the bout.

Brock Larson - Winner TKO (Ref Stoppage)

- Up next is Rani Yahya vs. Mark Hominick.

Rani Yahya vs. Mark Hominick

Round 1:

The round start with an immediate shot by Yahya. Hominick nails him with a bomb and rocks him. Yahya continues to move forward with sloppy shots. Finally Rayha gets the clinch and pulls guard. He then takes Hominick down and takes his back. Rayha gets Hominick’s back standing. Rayha takes Hominick down and sinks in a deep rear naked choke. He gets it under Hominick’s chin and moments later Hominick is forced to tap.

Rani Yahya - Winner Submission (Rear Naked Choke)

Up next is Alex Serdyukov vs. John Alessio.

Alex Serdyukov vs. John Alessio

Round 1:

The fight begins with a glove touch. They begin to trade hands, both guys getting in some good shots. Alessio comes forward with a combo that Serdyukov avoids. Excellent left from Alessio. Serdyukov attempts a high kick that is blocked. Serdyukov shoots in and secures a takedown. On the way down Alessio latches on a very deep guillotine and moments later Serdyukov taps out.

John Alessio - Winner Submission (Guillotine)

- Up next is Urijah Faber vs. Chance Farrar.

Urijah Faber vs. Chance Farrar

Round 1:

The fight begins with a glove touch. Faber lands a good overhand right early. Farrar attempts a straight kick. Faber moves forward in sloppy fashion. Farrar fakes going to the body. Big right misses from Farrar. Faber misses wtih two kick and then slips. They clinch along the cage. Farrar lands a Iranian lift. He then pins Faber up against the cage and puts him to the canvas. Faber tries to sink in a guillotine. They scramble as Faber looks to get a takedown as Farrar throws punches from the back position. Farrar doing a solid job of holding position. Faber stands up and lands a big slam. Faber continues to work for a takedown. Awkward positioning. Faber continuing to work for the double. Faber takes Farrar’s back and sinks in a deep rear naked choke. Farrar falls back and is forced to tap moments later.

Urijah Faber - Winner Submission (Rear Naked Choke)

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