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WEC 51 Weigh-In Results

BROOMFIELD, Colo. – All fighters successfully made weight for their WEC 51 bouts at the official weigh-in event at the 1stBank Center on Wednesday.

Main-event featherweights Jose Aldo and Manny Gamburyan each tipped the scale at 145 pounds for their featherweight title fight. It will be Aldo's second defense of the belt since taking it from Mike Brown at WEC 44 last November. At WEC 48 in April, he defeated former champ Urijah Faber by unanimous decision.

Gamburyan, a finalist on Season 5 of "The Ultimate Fighter" who dropped down to featherweight from his lightweight days in the UFC, said his experience is his edge in the title fight.

"I trained really hard and I've been in some big fights," Gamburyan told Craig Hummer. "My win over Mike Brown gave me (confidence) ... and I'm ready to take that belt."

But the evening's fireworks award clearly went to lightweights Jamie Varner and Donald Cerrone, who have been engaging in nearly two years of back-and-forth trash talk. They finally rematch in Thursday's co-main event. Cerrone weighed in first, coming in at 155.5. Varner, the former lightweight champion who beat Cerrone in a split decision with a controversial finish at WEC 38 in January 2009, weighed in at 156.

At the staredown, Cerrone pushed the pace immediately, and the two swayed back and forth with their foreheads against each other before being split apart by WEC general manager Reed Harris.

Former bantamweight champion Miguel Torres was the only fighter of the 22 on the card to need a second try. After weighing 136.5 on his first attempt, the towel was brought out. With his shorts removed, Torres was successful at 136 pounds.

And the night's comedy award went to George Roop and his second – who wore a "Korean Zombie" shirt to the stage, the calling card of Roop's opponent, Chan Sung Jung.

Official weights for WEC 51 are below. The main card airs live on the Versus cable network Thursday at 9 p.m. Eastern.

Main Card
Manny Gamburyan (145) vs. Jose Aldo (145)
Donald Cerrone (155.5) vs. Jamie Varner (156)
Charlie Valencia (136) vs. Miguel Torres (136)*
George Roop (145) vs. Chan Sung Jung (146)
Mark Hominick (145) vs. Leonard Garcia (146)

Preliminary Card
Pablo Garza (154) vs. Tiequan Zhang (154)
Cole Province (146) vs. Mike Brown (145)
Ed Ratcliff (155) vs. Chris Horodecki (155)
Diego Nunes (145) vs. Tyler Toner (145)
Chad George (135) vs. Antonio Banuelos (136)
Nick Pace (135) vs. Demetrious Johnson (135)

* Torres weighed 136.5 on his first attempt. He removed his shorts to make 136.