Ajax loader

Completed Event

WEC 40: Torres vs. Mizugaki

WEC 40
  • Sunday 04.05.2009 at 10:00 PM ET
  • U.S. Broadcast: Versus
  • Promotion: WEC
  • Ownership: Zuffa, LLC
  • Venue: UIC Pavilion
  • Location: Chicago, Illinois, United States
  • Enclosure: Cage
  • TV Announcers: Todd Harris, Frank Mir
  • Ring Announcer: Joe Martinez
  • Post-Fight Interviews: Todd Harris
  • Attendance: 5,257
  • TV Ratings: 470,000 viewers
  • Number of MMA Bouts: 10
  • Event Pages: Sherdog | Wikipedia | The UG

Fight Card

Honors & Awards

    Black on white 26x21
  • Fight of the Night
    Miguel Torres vs. Takeya Mizugaki   |   $10,000 bonus to each fighter
  • Knockout of the Night
    Bart Palaszewski vs. Anthony Njokuani   |   $10,000 bonus to Njokuani
  • Submission of the Night
    Eddie Wineland vs. Rani Yahya   |   $10,000 bonus to Yahya
  • Black on white 26x21

Referees

  • Marc Wasem
    Torres vs. Mizugaki (10)
  • Robert Long
    Curran vs. Benavidez (9)Assunção vs. Massouh (7)Cruz vs. Lopez (5)Wineland vs. Yahya (3)Dias vs. Budnik (1)
  • Scott Fisher
    Henderson vs. Roller (8)Palaszewski vs. Njokuani (6)Fabiano vs. Paixão (4)Tapia vs. Tamura (2)

WEC 40 Wiki Update Wiki

With Urijah Faber now without a title, Bantamweight Champion Miguel Torres had become the go-to WEC fighter to be included in most pound-for-pound debates. In the main event of WEC 40, he defended his title once again against tough Japanese contender Takeya Mizugaki. Torres’s sterling reputation took a slight hit with the victory, however, as Mizugaki kept the five-round fight very close, with some even feeling he had done enough to earn the decision.

Last updated 09.26.2012, 10:56 PM ET
Wiki Contributors:

  • MMAFighting.com : Live Chat: Georges St-Pierre return fight, UFC Halifax and Bellator 172 results, MMA news
  • MMAFighting.com : Junior dos Santos, Fabricio Werdum trade shots ahead of UFC 211
  • MMAFighting.com : Morning Report: Yoel Romero’s manager says Michael Bisping ‘is absolutely ducking Yoel’
  • MMA Weekly : Georges St-Pierre’s Coach Wants Epic Conor McGregor or Michael Bisping Showdown
  • MMA Weekly : Julian Erosa Shooting for UFC Return After CageSport 44
  • MMA Weekly : Liam McGeary Looking Forward to Ripping Heads Off at Bellator 173
  • MMAFighting.com : Lauren Murphy sick of ‘favoritism’ shown to Jessica Eye, engages in Twitter battle
  • MMA Weekly : Michael Bisping Not Ducking Contenders, but Wants Georges St-Pierre Fight
  • MMA Weekly : Was Cris Cyborg Treated Unfairly by the Media and Fans?
  • MMAFighting.com : Derrick Lewis posts video, says his foot is broken
  • MMA Weekly : Derrick Lewis Says Foot is Broken
  • MMA Weekly : Ronda Rousey Goes to Prison for Guest Spot on ‘Blindspot’
  • MMAFighting.com : Fortunes changed for UFC Fight Night 105
  • MMA Weekly : Germaine de Randamie: ‘I Dominated’ Holly Holm
  • MMA Weekly : UFC 209: Woodley vs. Thompson 2 Fight Card
  • MMAFighting.com : Mario Yamasaki talks late stoppage in Derrick Lewis vs. Travis Browne fight
  • MMA Weekly : Paul Daley and Rory MacDonald Take Center Stage at Bellator 179 Press Conference (video)
  • MMAFighting.com : Al Iaquinta still unhappy with contract, but itching to return against Diego Sanchez
  • MMAFighting.com : Paul Daley vs. Rory MacDonald Bellator 179 staredown
  • MMA Weekly : Joe Stevenson Battles Alcoholism to Re-Emerge on TUF 25