'Aldo vs. Faber' Main Card Predictions

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World Extreme Cagefighting is making their pay-per view debut tonight when the organization invades the ARCO Arena in Sacramento, California with a championship double-header.

The night’s fight card is headlined by a featherweight title bout between the future of mixed martial arts, Jose Aldo (16-1), and former WEC champion Urijah Faber (22-3). “The California Kid” is returning to his hometown in hopes of securing the 145-pound gold.

‘Aldo vs. Faber’ is co-headlined in a fight that puts the lightweight title on the line. Champion Ben Henderson (11-1) looks to extend his winning streak to eleven when he puts the strap up for grabs in a rematch with “Cowboy” Donald Cerrone (11-2). Cerrone lost the title to Henderson when the two matched up last October in what was one of the best fights of 2009.

The main card includes a featherweight bout that will have former champ Mike Brown (23-5) looking to get the next shot at the title. To get the next crack at the belt, he will need to get by a tough challenge in Manny Gamburyan (12-5).

Also on the card is a lightweight bout of Anthony Njokuani (13-2) vs. Shane Roller (7-2) and a 135-pound matchup between Anthony Banuelos (18-5) and top contender Scott Jorgensen (9-3). Prior to the pay-per view card, two prelims will air live on Spike TV — Leonard Garcia vs. Chan Sung Jung and Alex Karalexis vs. Anthony Pettis.

Here are the main card predictions for ‘Aldo vs. Faber':

* MAIN EVENT: Jose Aldo vs. Urijah Faber for featherweight title
PREDICTION: Jose Aldo def. Urijah Faber via second-round TKO

* Champ Benson Henderson vs. Donald Cerrone for lightweight title
PREDICTION: Donald Cerrone def. Benson Henderson via third-round submission

* Mike Brown vs. Manny Gamburyan
PREDICTION: Mike Brown def. Manny Gamburyan via unanimous decision

* Anthony Njokuani vs. Shane Roller
PREDICTION: Anthony Njokuani def. Shane Roller via second-round TKO

* Antonio Banuelos vs. Scott Jorgensen
PREDICTION: Scott Jorgensen def. Antonio Banuelos via first-round submission

Bonus predictions:

* Leonard Garcia vs. Chan Sung Jung
PREDICTION: Leonard Garcia def. Chan Sung Jung via second-round knockout

* Alex Karalexis vs. Anthony Pettis
PREDICTION: Anthony Pettis def. Alex Karalexis via first-round knockout

Tags: Championship Dana White Jose Aldo MMA Predictions UFC Urijah Faber WEC World Extreme Cagefighting Zuffa

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