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Horodecki vs. Ratcliff, Banuelos vs. George Official for WEC 51 Preliminary Card

Antonio BanuelosA lightweight matchup between Chris Horodecki and Ed Ratcliff and a bantamweight bout between Antonio Banuelos and Chad George have been officially added to the preliminary card of “WEC 51: Aldo vs. Gamburyan” on September 30 in Broomfield, Colorado.

Horodecki vs. Ratcliff was first reported last week, while Banuelos vs. George was previously unannounced.

Horodecki (15-2) scored his first WEC win in June with a third-round submission of newcomer Danny Downes, a late-replacement for Ratcliff (7-2), who hasn’t fought since suffering a third-round submission to Donald Cerrone in the “Fight of the Night” at December’s WEC 45.

Banuelos (17-6) earned three-straight wins before dropping a unanimous decision to rising contender Scott Jorgensen in April, while George had his six-fight win streak snapped with a 31-second submission loss to Jorgensen in March.

The Versus-televised WEC 51 fight card is headlined by featherweight champ Jose Aldo vs. Manny Gamburyan and also includes Jamie Varner and Donald Cerrone, Miguel Torres vs. Charlie Valencia, Mark Hominick vs. Leonard Garcia, and Chan Sung Jung vs. George Roop.

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