Completed Event

WEC 47: Bowles vs Cruz

WEC 47
  • Saturday 03.06.2010 at 10:00 PM ET
  • U.S. Broadcast: Versus
  • Promotion: WEC
  • Ownership: Zuffa, LLC
  • Venue: Nationwide Arena
  • Location: Columbus, Ohio, United States
  • Enclosure: Cage
  • TV Announcers: Todd Harris, Stephan Bonnar
  • Ring Announcer: Joe Martinez
  • Post-Fight Interviews: Todd Harris
  • Ticket Revenue (live gate): $401,000
  • Attendance: 9,500 (Paid: 7,000)
  • TV Ratings: 373,000 viewers, 0.46 HH rating
  • Number of MMA Bouts: 11
  • Event Pages: Sherdog | Wikipedia | The UG
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Fight Card

Honors & Awards

  • Fight of the Night
    George Roop vs. Leonard Garcia   |   $10,000 bonus to each fighter
  • Submission of the Night
    Joseph Benavidez vs. Miguel Torres   |   $10,000 bonus to Benavidez
  • Knockout of the Night
    Anthony Pettis vs. Danny Castillo   |   $10,000 bonus to Pettis

Referees

  • Kevin Mulhall
    Cruz vs. Bowles (11)Palaszewski vs. Darabedyan (7)Roop vs. Garcia (3)
  • Mark Matheny
    Benavidez vs. Torres (10)Jorgensen vs. George (6)Paixão vs. Buck (2)
  • Greg Franklin
    Vazquez vs. Pulver (9)Mendes vs. Koch (5)Lamas vs. Casimir (1)
  • Jerry Poe
    Davis vs. Taurosevicius (8)Pettis vs. Castillo (4)

Fight Predictions

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WEC 47 Wiki Update Wiki

After both Featherweight Champion Urijah Faber and Bantamweight Champion Miguel Torres lost their titles in 2009, the WEC had the unenviable position of trying to build their replacements as top-drawing fighters, while kindling hope that both former champions had a chance at reclaiming their titles. At WEC 47, which featured Dominick Cruz’s title win over Brian Bowles, one of the former champions disappointed yet again, as Torres was beaten swiftly and soundly by top contender Joseph Benavidez in the co-main event of the evening, dashing any hopes of a title shot for the former champ.

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