Fighters all set for WEC’s debut in Canada

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Jamie Varner looking to bounce back from defeat. Photo: Josh Hedges

World Extreme Cagefighting (WEC) is set to make its Canada debut this Sunday the 20th at Rexall Place in Alberta. The card boasts top talent, like former lightweight champion Jamie Varner, who hopes to get back on the winning track, against the powerful Kamal Shalorus in the main event. The preliminary card features outstanding featherweight John Grispi taking on hard-hitting LC Davis in a fight where the winner will be one step closer to a showdown with current divisional title holder José Aldo.

Jamie Varner (16-3-2) is coming off a loss to Ben Henderson, when he lost his title. His motivation comes from a desire to again take his place at the top of the WEC pecking order.

“I’m focused on strength and conditioning. Kamal is the toughest opponent I’ve ever heard of,” he says.

Kamal Shalorus (6-0-1) is new to the WEC, with two fights and two wins on his CV. “Jamie is a great fighter and I’m more than ready to fight him,” remarked the rookie.

In another of the evening’s marquee fights, Josh Grispi (13-1) faces off with LC Davis (16-1). Both are undefeated in the WEC with three fights apiece. While Davis has won all his via decision after three rounds, Grispi has won all his by submission in the first .

“LC Davis has excellent technique and is a south paw, which is good for me. But he’s dangerous; I’m really anxious about to get in there,” said Grispi.

“Josh Grispi is a young, aggressive opponent who is tall for the division,” said Davis.

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