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WEC 35: Carlos Condit, Brian Stann, Steve Cantwell Will Defend Titles

Days after a great show in Sacramento that saw bantamweight champion Miguel Torres and featherweight champion Urijah Faber defend their belts, World Extreme Cagefighting announced that its lightweight, welterweight and light heavyweight champions will fight in August in Las Vegas.

Welterweight champ Carlos Condit will take on Japan's Hiromitsu Miura, light heavyweight champ Brian Stann will fight Steve Cantwell and lightweight champ Jamie Varner will fight the undefeated Marcus Hicks. The fights are part of WEC 35 at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas on Sunday, August 3. The card will be shown on Versus, which had one of its highest-rated broadcasts ever with Torres and Faber headlining WEC 34.

It's a good card, although it's not as good as WEC 34 -- Torres and Faber are the two best pound-for-pound fighters in the world, and no one would say that about any of the fighters on the WEC 35 card. Still, at a time when MMA organizations are popping up all over the place, this announcement is a reminder that as the owners of UFC and WEC, Zuffa has both the best and the second best MMA organization in the world.

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