Completed MMA Event

WEC 37: Torres vs Tapia

WEC 37
  • Wednesday 12.03.2008
  • U.S. Broadcast: Versus
  • Promotion: WEC
  • Ownership: Zuffa, LLC
  • Venue: The Joint at the Hard Rock
  • Location: Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
  • Enclosure: Cage
  • TV Announcers: Todd Harris, Frank Mir
  • Ring Announcer: Joe Martinez
  • Post-Fight Interviews: Craig Hummer
  • Ticket Revenue (live gate): $90,125
  • Attendance: 933 (Paid: 643)
  • TV Ratings: 671,000 viewers
  • MMA Bouts: 10
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Fight Card

Honors & Awards

  • Submission of the Night
    Brian Bowles vs. Will Ribeiro   |   $7,500 bonus to Bowles
  • Knockout of the Night
    Bart Palaszewski vs. Alex Karalexis   |   $7,500 bonus to Palaszewski
  • Fight of the Night
    Cub Swanson vs. Hiroyuki Takaya   |   $7,500 bonus to each fighter


  • Josh Rosenthal
    Torres vs. Tapia (10)Hendricks vs. Haskins (6)
  • Steve Mazzagatti
    Fabiano vs. Tamura (9)Muñoz vs. Barros (5)Swanson vs. Takaya (2)
  • Yves Lavigne
    Bowles vs. Ribeiro (8)Nunes vs. Province (4)Roller vs. Budnik (1)
  • Kim Winslow
    Benavidez vs. Martinez (7)Palaszewski vs. Karalexis (3)


WEC 37 Wiki

Following the championship loss of Urijah Faber at WEC 36, the search was on for the next big thing in the WEC. At WEC 37, Bantamweight Champion Miguel Torres answered the call, knocking out skilled boxer Manny Tapia in the second round to defend his title once again. After the win, Torres was considered to be in the running for one of the best pound-for-pound fighters in the world.

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