By Troy Hunnie
Sunday’s UFC Live 5 was certainly memorable for us folks at WCA. Not only was it the first time UFC fighters Ben “Smooth” Henderson, Bruce Leeroy and Cole Miller wore the WCA logo on their banner and shorts, it was an insanely successful card, televised FREE on Versus/Rogers Sportnet.
Henderson sporting the WCA logo while punishing Jim Miller
Here’s how it went down…
For Cole Miller it must have been the excitement of having the WCA logo on his ass because he slapped an incredible one-armed guillotine on TJ O’Brien as well a body triangle to end the fight with a win. Cole may have broken his hand during the bout (ok, maybe a bit over excited).
Our man Alex Caceres (affectionately known as Bruce Leeroy) fought Jimy Hettes for 8 action-packed minutes resulting in an unfortunate (but impressive) defeat for Leeroy.
Ben “Smooth” Henderson was definitely our shining star of the night! In this main event bout, Bendo relentlessly punished the favored Jim Miller and took the victory. This could mean a title shot for Henderson which is good news for WCA and for Henderson fans.
All in all it was a successful night for Bendo, Leeroy and Cole and for West Coast Authentic (WCA) . Special thanks to UFC and Malki Kawa of First Round Management (FRM) the Agent and Manager for these fine UFC fighters.
We are fortunate to be part of the FRM family and look forward to a long term relationship. We are excited to sponsor 7 other FRM fighters, Jon Jones, Gilbert Melendez, Thiago Alves, Carlos Condit, Chris Leben, Diego Sanchez and Alan Belcher.