Jamie Varner will miss out on the UFC-WEC merger having been released from his contract following his recent loss to Shane Roller at WEC 53.
One fighter who won't be part of the WEC's merger with the UFC is Chris Horodecki who found himself cut from the promotion following the WEC's final event earlier this month.
MMA Live looks back at WEC 53, including the highlight-reel, off-the-cage kick turned in by Anthony Pettis. The nominees for MMA Live's Year-End Awards are also revealed.
The WEC's swang song before folding into the UFC last Thursday drew 615,000 viewers and an 0.62 household rating on Versus it was revealed today.
Watch Brad Pickett and Ivan Menjivar's prelim fight from Thursday's WEC 53 event.
Ben Henderson may today be best known for coming on the wrong end of a highlight reel head kick, but let's give respect where it's due - he's one tough S.O.B.
Watch Anthony Pettis 'Showtime Kick' being announced at No.2 on ESPN's Sportscenter's Top Plays.
Watch WEC 53 post-fight interviews from Anthony Pettis and Dominick Cruz by Megan Olivi.
Watch last night's WEC 53 post-fight interviews and highlights on Versus hosted by Ariel Helwani.
See who picked up the fighter bonus awards following the WEC's last ever event this evening.
Watch Anthony Pettis throw a matrix like spinning kick off the cage against Ben Henderson at WEC 53.
Anthony Pettis pulls off an upset victory over Ben Henderson to become the WEC's final lightweight champion and set-up a title fight in the UFC in 2011.
Dominick Cruz dominates Scott Jorgensen both on the mat and on the feet to become the UFC's first ever bantamweight champion at WEC 53.
WEC stalwart Donald Cerrone claimed his last ever win in the promotion tonight by submission against Chris Horodecki.
Kamal Shalorus survived a late scare to claim a split decision victroy over Bart Palaszewski tonight at WEC 53.