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 Bouts: 10
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WEC 50 Fight Card

Bout   Info
Dominick Cruz   defeats   Joseph Benavidez   via Decision, Split
Main Event | Title Fight | Bantamweight | 135 lbs (61.2 kg)
#47 Best MMA Fight of the Year for 2010
#6 Greatest Bantamweight MMA Fight of All Time
  5 Rounds, 25:00 Total Bout Page
Referee: Steve Mazzagatti
Anthony Pettis   defeats   Shane Roller   via Submission, Triangle Choke
Co-Main Event | Lightweight | 155 lbs (70.3 kg)
Submission of the Night ($10,000 to Pettis)
#18 Best MMA Submission of the Year 2010
  4:51 Round 3 of 3, 14:51 Total Bout Page
Referee: Herb Dean
Chad Mendes   defeats   Cub Swanson   via Decision, Unanimous
Main Card | Featherweight | 145 lbs (65.8 kg)
  3 Rounds, 15:00 Total Bout Page
Referee: Josh Rosenthal
Scott Jorgensen   defeats   Brad Pickett   via Decision, Unanimous
Main Card | Bantamweight | 135 lbs (61.2 kg)
Fight of the Night ($10,000 to both fighters)
#30 Best MMA Fight of the Year for 2010
#17 Greatest Bantamweight MMA Fight of All Time
  3 Rounds, 15:00 Total Bout Page
Referee: Kim Winslow
Bart Palaszewski   defeats   Zach Micklewright   via KO/TKO, Punch
Main Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs (70.3 kg)
  0:31 Round 2 of 3, 5:31 Total Bout Page
Referee: Steve Mazzagatti
Maciej Jewtuszko   defeats   Anthony Njokuani   via KO/TKO, Punches
Preliminary Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs (70.3 kg)
Knockout of the Night ($10,000 to Jewtuszko)
#43 Best MMA Knockout of the Year 2010
  1:35 Round 1 of 3 Bout Page
Referee: Herb Dean
Javier Vazquez   defeats   Mackens Semerzier   via Submission, Rear-Naked Choke
Preliminary Card | Featherweight | 145 lbs (65.8 kg)
  1:35 Round 2 of 3, 6:35 Total Bout Page
Referee: Josh Rosenthal
Ricardo Lamas   defeats   Dave Jansen   via Decision, Unanimous
Preliminary Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs (70.3 kg)
  3 Rounds, 15:00 Total Bout Page
Referee: Kim Winslow
Fredson Paixao   defeats   Bryan Caraway   via Decision, Split
Preliminary Card | Featherweight | 145 lbs (65.8 kg)
  3 Rounds, 15:00 Total Bout Page
Referee: Herb Dean
Danny Castillo   defeats   Dustin Poirier   via Decision, Unanimous
Preliminary Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs (70.3 kg)
  3 Rounds, 15:00 Total Bout Page
Referee: Josh Rosenthal
Cancelled & Fizzled Bouts   Info
Urijah Faber   vs.   Takeya Mizugaki   Cancelled (Faber Knee Injury)
Co-Main Event | Bantamweight | 135 lbs (61.2 kg)
  3 x 5 Minute Rounds Bout Page
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