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
  • Ticket Revenue (live gate):
  • Attendance: 5,257
  • TV Ratings: 470,000 viewers
  • Number of Bouts: 10
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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
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WEC 40 Fight Card

Bout   Info
Miguel Torres   defeats   Takeya Mizugaki   via Decision, Unanimous
Main Event | Title Fight | Bantamweight | 135 lbs (61.2 kg)
Fight of the Night ($10,000 to both fighters)
#9 Best MMA Fight of the Year for 2009
#1 Greatest Bantamweight MMA Fight of All Time
  5 Rounds, 25:00 Total Bout Page
Referee: Marc Wasem
Joseph Benavidez   defeats   Jeff Curran   via Decision, Unanimous
Main Card | Bantamweight | 135 lbs (61.2 kg)
  3 Rounds, 15:00 Total Bout Page
Referee: Robert Long
Benson Henderson   defeats   Shane Roller   via KO/TKO, Punches
Main Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs (70.3 kg)
  1:41 Round 1 of 3 Bout Page
Referee: Scott Fisher
Raphael Assunção   defeats   Jameel Massouh   via Decision, Unanimous
Main Card | Featherweight | 145 lbs (65.8 kg)
  3 Rounds, 15:00 Total Bout Page
Referee: Robert Long
Anthony Njokuani   defeats   Bart Palaszewski   via KO/TKO, Punches
Preliminary Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs (70.3 kg)
Knockout of the Night ($10,000 to Njokuani)
  0:27 Round 2 of 3, 5:27 Total Bout Page
Referee: Scott Fisher
Dominick Cruz   defeats   Ivan Lopez   via Decision, Unanimous
Preliminary Card | Bantamweight | 135 lbs (61.2 kg)
  3 Rounds, 13:24 Total Bout Page
Referee: Robert Long
Wagnney Fabiano   defeats   Fredson Paixao   via Decision, Unanimous
Preliminary Card | Featherweight | 145 lbs (65.8 kg)
  3 Rounds, 15:00 Total Bout Page
Referee: Scott Fisher
Rani Yahya   defeats   Eddie Wineland   via Submission, Rear-Naked Choke
Preliminary Card | Bantamweight | 135 lbs (61.2 kg)
Submission of the Night ($10,000 to Yahya)
  1:07 Round 1 of 3 Bout Page
Referee: Robert Long
Akitoshi Tamura   defeats   Manny Tapia   via Decision, Unanimous
Preliminary Card | Bantamweight | 135 lbs (61.2 kg)
  3 Rounds, 15:00 Total Bout Page
Referee: Scott Fisher
Rafael Dias   defeats   Mike Budnik   via Decision, Unanimous
Preliminary Card | Featherweight | 145 lbs (65.8 kg)
  3 Rounds, 15:00 Total Bout Page
Referee: Robert Long
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