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
  • WEC: Facebook | Twitter | Wikipedia

Fight Card

Honors & Awards

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


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