Completed Event

WEC 50: Cruz vs. Benavidez

WEC 50
  • Wednesday 08.18.2010 at 10:00 PM ET
  • U.S. Broadcast: Versus
  • Promotion: WEC
  • Ownership: Zuffa, LLC
  • Venue: Palms Casino Resort
  • Location: Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
  • Enclosure: Cage
  • TV Announcers: Todd Harris, Stephan Bonnar
  • Ring Announcer: Bruce Buffer
  • Post-Fight Interviews: Craig Hummer
  • Ticket Revenue (live gate): $275,340
  • Attendance: 1,861 (Paid: 1,490)
  • TV Ratings: 316,000 average viewers
  • Number of MMA Bouts: 10
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Fight Card

Cancelled & Fizzled Bouts

Honors & Awards

  • Knockout of the Night
    Maciej Jewtuszko vs. Anthony Njokuani   |   $10,000 bonus to Jewtuszko
  • Fight of the Night
    Scott Jorgensen vs. Brad Pickett   |   $10,000 bonus to each fighter
  • Submission of the Night
    Anthony Pettis vs. Shane Roller   |   $10,000 bonus to Pettis


  • Steve Mazzagatti
    Cruz vs. Benavidez II (10)Palaszewski vs. Micklewright (6)
  • Herb Dean
    Pettis vs. Roller (9)Jewtuszko vs. Njokuani (5)Paixão vs. Caraway (2)
  • Josh Rosenthal
    Mendes vs. Swanson (8)Vazquez vs. Semerzier (4)Castillo vs. Poirier (1)
  • Kim Winslow
    Jorgensen vs. Pickett (7)Lamas vs. Jansen (3)

Fight Predictions

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