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 Bouts: 11
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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.

Last updated 09.26.2012, 10:54 PM ET
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WEC 47 Fight Card

Bout   Info
Dominick Cruz   defeats   Brian Bowles   via KO/TKO, Doctor Stoppage
Main Event | Title Fight | Bantamweight | 135 lbs (61.2 kg)
#4 Greatest Bantamweight MMA Fight of All Time
  5:00 Round 2 of 5, 10:00 Total Bout Page
Referee: Kevin Mulhall
Joseph Benavidez   defeats   Miguel Torres   via Submission, Guillotine Choke
Co-Main Event | Bantamweight | 135 lbs (61.2 kg)
Submission of the Night ($10,000 to Benavidez)
#3 Greatest Bantamweight MMA Fight of All Time
#34 Best MMA Submission of the Year 2010
  2:57 Round 2 of 3, 7:57 Total Bout Page
Referee: Mark Matheny
Javier Vazquez   defeats   Jens Pulver   via Submission, Armbar
Main Card | Featherweight | 145 lbs (65.8 kg)
  3:41 Round 1 of 3 Bout Page
Referee: Greg Franklin
L.C. Davis   defeats   Deividas Taurosevicius   via Decision, Majority
Main Card | Featherweight | 145 lbs (65.8 kg)
  3 Rounds, 15:00 Total Bout Page
Referee: Jerry Poe
Bart Palaszewski   defeats   Karen Darabedyan   via Submission, Armbar
Main Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs (70.3 kg)
  4:40 Round 1 of 3 Bout Page
Referee: Kevin Mulhall
Scott Jorgensen   defeats   Chad George   via Submission, Guillotine Choke
Preliminary Card | Bantamweight | 135 lbs (61.2 kg)
#79 Greatest Submission of All Time
#23 Best MMA Submission of the Year 2010
  0:31 Round 1 of 3 Bout Page
Referee: Mark Matheny
Chad Mendes   defeats   Erik Koch   via Decision, Unanimous
Preliminary Card | Featherweight | 145 lbs (65.8 kg)
  3 Rounds, 15:00 Total Bout Page
Referee: Greg Franklin
Anthony Pettis   defeats   Danny Castillo   via KO/TKO, Head Kick and Punches
Preliminary Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs (70.3 kg)
Knockout of the Night ($10,000 to Pettis)
#26 Best MMA Knockout of the Year 2010
  2:27 Round 1 of 3 Bout Page
Referee: Jerry Poe
George Roop   vs.   Leonard Garcia   Ends in a Draw, Split
Preliminary Card | Featherweight | 145 lbs (65.8 kg)
Fight of the Night ($10,000 to both fighters)
  3 Rounds, 15:00 Total Bout Page
Referee: Kevin Mulhall
Fredson Paixao   defeats   Courtney Buck   via Submission, Rear-Naked Choke
Preliminary Card | Featherweight | 145 lbs (65.8 kg)
  2:39 Round 1 of 3 Bout Page
Referee: Mark Matheny
Ricardo Lamas   defeats   Bendy Casimir   via KO/TKO, Knee
Preliminary Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs (70.3 kg)
#49 Best MMA Knockout of the Year 2010
  3:43 Round 1 of 3 Bout Page
Referee: Greg Franklin

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