Completed MMA Event

WEC 42: Torres vs. Bowles

WEC 42
  • Sunday 08.09.2009
  • 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): $175,835
  • Attendance: 2,082 (Paid: 1,640)
  • TV Ratings: 670,000 viewers
  • MMA Bouts: 11
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Fight Card

Honors & Awards

  • Knockout of the Night
    Miguel Torres vs. Brian Bowles   |   $10,000 bonus to Bowles
  • Fight of the Night
    Joseph Benavidez vs. Dominick Cruz I   |   $10,000 bonus to each fighter
  • Submission of the Night
    John Hosman vs. Rani Yahya   |   $10,000 bonus to Yahya


  • Josh Rosenthal
    Torres vs. Bowles (11)Curran vs. Mizugaki (8)Hicks vs. Roller (5)
  • Steve Mazzagatti
    Benavidez vs. Cruz I (10)Garcia vs. Massouh (7)Cardella vs. Ratcliff (4)Dias vs. Nunes (2)
  • Herb Dean
    Castillo vs. Lamas (9)Paixão vs. Province (6)Hosman vs. Yahya (3)Davis vs. Vazquez (1)


WEC 42 Wiki

Entering the cage as the best pound-for-pound fighter in the WEC, Bantamweight Champion Miguel Torres would not escape from his WEC 42 main event against undefeated contender Brian Bowles with the belt. After wobbling Bowles early into the fight, Torres engaged without putting up a proper defense and was promptly knocked out at the 3:57 mark of the first round. Even though Torres was finished decisively, most fans believed—as with Faber’s first title loss—that Torres could reclaim the belt in short order. As was the case with Faber, Torres would not find his climb back to the championship as easy as others had anticipated.

Last updated 09.26.2012, 10:55 PM ET
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