The World Cagefighting Alliance is set to make its debut tonight at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, N.J. and conducted weigh-ins for the event on Thursday.
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Courtesy of the New Jersey Athletic Control Board is the complete lineup for the show with weights listed in parenthesis:
- Chris Liguori (156) vs. Marcus Aurelio (155.6)
- Paul Bradley (170.8) vs. Nathan Coy (170.8)
- Tom Gallichio (170.4) vs. Rich Ashkar (170)
- Matt Lee (156.8) vs. Dave Jansen (155.4)
- Steve D’Angelis (145.5) vs. Felipe Arantes (145.6)
- Kevin Roddy (145.6) vs. Anthony Morrison (145)
- Joey Camacho (145.2) vs. Lester Caslow (146)
- Anthony Leone (146) vs. Pat White (145.2)
- Ryan Smith (169.8) vs. Phillip Wyman (170.4)
- Ken Foster (155.2) vs. Mark Getto (155.6)
- Daniel Tavares (155.2) vs. Brian Danner (155.4)
- Brian DeMuro (174.4) vs. Eric Henry (175.2)
- Al Buck (169.4) vs. George Sullivan (173)
- Mike Medrano (170.4) vs. Doug Gordon (171.2)
Lee, Sullivan, and Gordon all failed to make their contracted weight. Sullivan was fined $120 to Jansen, Sullivan fined $120 to Buck, and Gordon was fined $20 to Medrano.
This is a strong fight card with a lot of interesting storylines, starting at the top. Aurelio is on the comeback trail after a disappointing stint in the UFC. A win against Liguori and he’s back on the radar for national promotions.
Bradley was a strong prospect at 185 pounds, but at 170, he could be tremendous. With a win over Coy, Bradley would move to 10-0 and if Strikeforce was wise, they’d pick up his EliteXC contract and get him involved in the welterweight mix. However, Coy is a prospect in his own right and is easily better than some of the UFC’s recent signings at 170.
Morrison vs. Roddy is a battle of former training partners. Morrison was a good prospect at lightweight, but at featherweight, he truly has the potential to be great. A tremendous athlete, Morrison has the potential to fight for the WEC.
Another fight to keep an eye on is the opener between Gordon and Medrano. Both are good wrestlers so look for the fight to be a standup encounter. Gordon has a ton of talent but has been plagued by inconsistency at times. If he can keep winning, he’s definitely someone I could see getting a shot with a national promotion.
Also, nobody should forget about Matt Lee. He’s a true gentleman of the sport and a superb technician. It’s great to see him back on a big show. Phillip Wyman, a former WEC vet, is another fighter to keep your eye on.