WEC has new bantamweight king

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Dominick Cruz is now bantamweight champion. Photo: Josh Hedges

WEC has new bantamweight king

WEC 47 took place this Saturday night in Ohio, USA. Among the results, there were a few upsets, with the organization gaining a new bantamweight champion as the result of one of them.

In the evening’s main event, for the bantamweight belt, Dominick Cruz handed Brian Bowles his first taste of defeat, taking his opponent’s belt to boot. The bout was brought to an end by doctor’s intervention in the break between the second and third round, with a fracture to the former champion’s hand the apparent cause.

In the other big bantamweight bout of the evening, the man Bowles beat to win his now-relinquished title, Miguel Torres, lost a second fight in a row for the first time in his vast career. Joseph Benavidez brought the action to a close in the second round with a guillotine and is likely to be the next challenger for the title. Another former champion (UFC) to have fallen into a losing rut is Jens Pulver, who was submitted by Javier Vazquez via armbar. This was Pulver’s fifth loss in a row.

Check out the complete results”

WEC 47
Columbus, Ohio

March 6, 2010

Dominick Cruz beat Brian Bowles via doctor’s intervention between rounds 2 and 3
Joseph Benavidez submitted Miguel Torres via guillotine at 2:57min of R2
Javier Vazquez submitted Jens Pulver via armbar  at 3:41 min of R1
LC Davis defeated Deividas Taurosevicius via split decision 
Bart Palaszewski submitted Karen Darabedyan via armbar at 4:40 min of R1
Scott Jorgensen submitted Chad George via guillotine 0.31 min into R1
Chad Mendes defeated Erik Koch via unanimous decision
Anthony Pettis defeated Danny Castillo via KO 2:17min into R1
Leonard Garcia drew with George Roop
Fredson Paixão choked Courtney Buck unconscious 2:39min into R1
Ricardo Lamas beat Bendy Casimir via KO 3:43 min into R1

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