WEC 48 Live Blog: Jose Aldo vs. Urijah Faber Updates

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - This is the WEC 48 live blog for Jose Aldo vs. Urijah Faber, the main event of tonight's pay-per-view at the ARCO Arena.

Aldo makes his first featherweight title defense in the backyard of the WEC's biggest star, Faber, in a fight significant enough to launch the promotion's first pay-per-view.

The live blog is below.


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Faber's California Love song hits and the crowd rises to their feet. You can feel the energy the Sacramento fans have for Faber. Faber is all smiles as he makes his way down the aisle. Aldo takes a jab at Faber and fans by entering to Run This Town by Jay-Z. Aldo speed skips towards the cage leaving his camp to play catchup.

The crowd is going absolutely nuts for Faber during the introductions. Aldo is hearing the boos for his.

Josh Rosenthal handling the refereeing duties.

Round 1: It's on! Faber misses a front kick. He rushes in with a combo but Aldo moves away. Faber the aggressor to start. Aldo's first attack is a leg kick that misses, spinning his own body in a revolution. Faber with a left hook and a straight right miss the mark. Aldo lands a leg kick and his next one trips up Faber. Faber quickly recovers to his feet. Faber comes in with a knee, but Aldo backs off. Aldo lands a nice shot to the body followed by a right and a kick. Fast. Faber reaches for the takedown and Aldo runs off. Faber with a jab cross. Faber moves in and takes a knee to the body. Faber lands a clean front kick to the body and the crowd roars. Aldo with a kick to the body. Faber jumping in with a left and a right. Aldo lands a flying knee that almost knocks Faber down. Aldo throws a spinning back kick, followed by a kick to the body.

Hard round to score, but Aldo landed the more cleaner shots. 10-9 Aldo.


Round 2: Faber still the aggressor. Looks like Aldo is waiting for Faber to make a mistake. Hard kick by Aldo. Faber sneaks in a jab that Aldo sprints out of. Aldo with a nice uppercut. Aldo lands a leg kick. Aldo throws a knee and it's almost caught. Each time Faber wants to explode in Aldo backs away. Aldo lands a leg kick. Aldo with another hard leg kick. Aldo starting to turn it up. He's slamming leg kicks down Faber's lead leg. Faber lands a front kick but stumbles after Aldo counters with a leg kick. Faber finishes the round with a punch to the body.

MMAFighting.com scores the round 10-9 for Aldo.

Round 3:
Aldo very wary of Faber's takedown. Faber almost grabs a leg but it slips off. Aldo lands a leg kick and another. Faber looks in pain. Faber works to the body and then head. Finally, Faber catches a leg and dives for the takedown, but Aldo springs back to his feet. Aldo lands a head shot kick and he throws a flurry of punches. Faber weathers them. Aldo lands more leg kicks and one at 0:35 definitely stung Faber. Aldo lands to the body and follows with a right. Aldo lands a leg kick and Faber falls, desperately reaching for a leglock.

MMAFighting.com scores the round 10-9 for Aldo.


Round 4: Aldo lands a leg kick and Faber bounces in pain. Another leg kick and Faber falls over. Faber pulls guard, hoping for a leglock. Aldo has full mount. Faber gives up his back. Faber escapes to his feet with 2:50 left. Aldo lands a leg kick and Faber falls over. He stays there and pulls halfguard. Aldo passes to side at 1:47 and puts Faber in the crucifix. Aldo drops left hands on the trapped Faber. Faber tries to buck. Aldo adds elbows. Faber bucks again. Aldo continues with elbows and punches. Faber continues trying to buck, but he's stuck. The referee is giving him a lot of time to work. Faber survives.

MMAFighting.com scores the round 10-8 for Aldo.

Round 5: Faber shoots and holds onto Aldo's ankle for dear life. Aldo escapes. Faber buttscoots. For the first time, Faber's fans boo him. The referee stands him up and there's 2:39 remaining in the fight. Aldo continues to play it safe. Aldo lands a body shot with over a minute left. Faber shoots and sits on is back again. Faber looks for a leglock, but Aldo simply walks off. The crowd clearly disappointed, files out of the room.

MMAFighting.com scores the round 10-9 for Aldo and the fight 50-44 for Aldo.

Aldo wins by unanimous decision (
49-45, 49-45 and 50-45)
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