On This Day – October 18th

Lets take it all the way back to 2002 to the Tachi Palace in Lemoore, California where on this day World Extreme Cagefighting presents: WEC 5 Halloween Havoc.

This wasn’t the most stacked card in WEC’s history but it did have some future stars. Like Gilbert Melendez, Gabe Ruediger, and the guy in the photo a very young Tim Kennedy. Tim was fresh into his MMA career at 1-1 coming into this Light-Heavyweight contest against┬áMack Brewer. Tim wasted no time clinching then getting the takedown and winning by TKO at 1:03 of the first round.

Know anything of significance in the MMA world that happened on this day let us know in the comments below!

-Don “Babyface” Manos

(Photo Credit: Zuffa)

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