WEC 53 in Glendale, Arizona delivered all that was to be expected from the promotion's final card.  A new and last Lightweight Champion was crowned in Anthony "Showtime" Pettis, who will go on to face the winner of the Edgar-Maynard match-up in a UFC title unification bout in 2011.  In the co-main event attraction of the night, Bantamweight champ Dominick Cruz successfully defended his title as he put on another five-round clinic to defeat Scott Jorgensen via Unanimous Decision and capture the first ever UFC 135-pound strap.

WEC awarded its customary $10,000 bonuses to the night's top performers, who were announced by general manager Reed Harris at the post-fight press conference. 

WEC 53: Henderson vs. Pettis Bonuses

Fight of the Night: Benson Henderson vs. Anthony Pettis
KO of the Night: Eddie Wineland
Sub of the Night: Shane Roller

Full Results (via FightoftheNight.com):

Main card:

Anthony Pettis defeats Ben Henderson by unanimous decision (48-47 x2, 49-46)

Dominick Cruz defeats Scott Jorgensen by unanimous decision (50-45 x3)

Donald Cerrone defeats Chris Horodecki by submission (triangle choke) at 2.43mins of Rd2

Kamal Shalorus defeats Bart Palaszewski by split decision (30-27, 28-29, 29-28)


Danny Downes defeats Zhang Tie Quan by unanimous decision (29-28 x2, 30-27)

Shane Roller defeats Jamie Varner by submission (rear-naked choke) at 3.55mins of Rd1

Brad Pickett defeats Ivan Menjivar by unanimous decision (29-28 x3)

Eddie Wineland defeats Ken Stone by KO (slam) at 2.11mins of Rd1

Danny Castillo defeats Will Kerr by TKO at 1.25mins of Rd1

Yuri Alcantara defeats Ricardo Lamas by KO at 3.26mins of Rd1

Renan Barão defeats Chris Cariaso by submission (rear naked choke) at 3.47mins of Rd1

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