Eddie Wineland and Ken Stone had a frightening moment during the preliminary card at WEC 53. From Yahoo! Sports' Kevin Iole, who was cageside:
Stone pulled guard and Wineland walked him across the cage and backed him to the fence. Then, he did a Rampage Japan-style slam and Stone was out cold immediately. Down for 5-10 minutes and then out on a stretcher.
Stone was taken from the arena in a stretcher, but he did not sustain any serious injuries, and was moving and breathing without trouble.
Otherwise, the WEC 53 undercard was called by several on-site media the most exciting undercard they've seen. Only two fights went to the judges cards.
Complete undercard results:
Renan Barao def. Chris Cariaso via submission via submission (rear-naked choke) - Round 1, 3:47
Yuri Alcantara def. Ricardo Lamas via knockout (punches) - Round 1, 3:26
Danny Castillo def. Will Kerr via knockout (punches) - Round 1, 1:25
Eddie Wineland def. Ken Stone via knockout (slam) - Round 1, 2:11
Brad Pickett def. Ivan Menjivar via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Shane Roller def. Jamie Varner via submission (rear-naked choke) - Round 1, 3:55
Danny Downes def. Tiequan Zhang via unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 29-28)
- Ken Stone
- Eddie Wineland