Jamie Varner and Kamal Shalorus fight for a Split Draw at WEC 49

World Extreme Cagefighting returned to action this Sunday, with the promising WEC 49: Varner vs Shalorus fight card. Former WEC Lightweight Champion Jamie Varner faced one of the toughest tests of his career against the relentless Kamal Shalorus, delivering a very entertaining bout in the main event of promotion’s first international fight card.

Top class wrestler Kamal Shalorus decided that he wants to stand-up with Varner, stinging the Arizona-native with lethal leg kicks. Varner was counter-punching during the most parts of the fight, but he still managed to win the first round and stun Shalorus in several occasions throughout the fight. Shalorus’ leg kicks continued in the second, but this time he was targeting Jamie Varner’s groin. The referee Josh Rosenthal was forced to deduct one point from Shalorus, after Varner went down in pain to the canvas for the second time. Varner was still winning the second, after stunning Shalorus for another time.

War of Attrition continued to the final third round, where Shalorus finally took the fight to the ground. Varner was aggressive enough off his back, firing submission attempts, elbows and punches at Shalorus. “The Prince of Persia” was not able to inflict too much damage while in Varner’s guard, constantly switching between full and half-guard positions.

In the end of this awkward fight, the judges decided to call a Split Draw, scoring the bout (29-27, 27-29, 28-28). Both fighters showed a huge heart in this fight, but in my personal opinion it was Jamie Varner who deserved to leave Canada victorious, and Kamal Shalorus who deserved to get another point deducted after a third kick to the groin.


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    June 21, 2010 at 8:53 am

    Yet another terrible decision by the judges of MMA

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    Daniel Cassidy

    June 21, 2010 at 1:22 pm

    another cracker by cecil peoples

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    June 21, 2010 at 5:52 pm

    How often do see a draw, an in the main event.
    Who gets the title shot?
    Is there a rematch?

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    June 21, 2010 at 11:29 pm

    Who left the fight more beat up? Im ok with a draw, if it was a 5 rounder, Shalorus would have won for sure, he is a savage.

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    June 22, 2010 at 8:54 am

    how often do u see a draw in the first place?

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    June 22, 2010 at 9:42 am

    The fact of the matter is MMA isnt scored by “who looks more beat up”…It was a three round fight in which Varner was screwed out of a win.

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    June 22, 2010 at 6:32 pm

    I understand that and i agree with you that based on the scoring criteria Varner should have one. But if it were a street fight or a fight in a japanese organization i think its safe to say Shalarus gave all Varner he could handle and then some. Kamal could have easly fought 2 more round while Jamie need 2 people to assist him out of the ring and will need months to recover….case in point.

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    June 22, 2010 at 10:50 pm

    One more thing, I didnt say “looks more beat up” who was more beat up, clearly Varner was serioulsy hurting with broken bones, testicles and his jacked up leg.

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    June 23, 2010 at 11:39 am

    All true about his injuries but what im getting at is what you are saying is irrelevant to anything in the match. It wasnt a street fight, nor was it in japan.

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    Chief Don

    December 9, 2010 at 3:46 am

    it is the big time now baby blue
    want to try your luck with Penn or Sanchez?
    well then
    how about Dunham or Sherk?
    well then
    how about Gomi or Oliveira?
    good luck baby boy

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