WEC lightweight champion Jamie Varner retained his title on Sunday at WEC 38 in San Diego with a split decision victory over previously unbeaten challenger Donald Cerrone. The bout failed to go the distance as Varner was unable to continue following an unintentional-but-illegal knee to his head while still on the ground midway through the fifth and final round. The judge’s scored the four complete rounds as well as the begining of the fifth and awarded the victory to Varner with scores of 49-46, 47-48, and 49-46.
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WEC 38: Varner vs. Cerrone Results
- Jamie Varner (c) def. Donald Cerrone via split decision (49-46, 47-48, 49-46)*
WEC Lightweight Championship
- Urijah Faber def. Jens Pulver via submission (guillotine choke) — Round 1, 1:34
- Danillo Villefort def. Mike Campbell via TKO (strikes) — Round 1, 3:53
- Jose Aldo def. Rolando Perez via TKO (strikes) — Round 1, 4:15
- Ben Henderson def. Anthony Njokuani via submission (guillotine choke) — Round 2, 0:42
- Edgar Garcia def. Hiromitsu Miura via TKO (punches) — Round 1, 1:18
- Dominick Cruz def. Ian McCall via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
- Scott Jorgensen def. Frank Gomez via submission (guillotine choke) — Round 1, 1:09
- Jesse Lennox def. Blas Avena via TKO (punches) — Round 2, 0:41
- Charlie Valencia def. Seth Dikun via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
* Varner was unable to continue after an illegal knee to the head while on the ground midway through the final round. Because it was ruled an unintentional foul a decision was handed down based on the scores of the four complete rounds as well as a score for the beginning of the final frame before the foul occurred.