Dominick Cruz and Fredson win at WEC 50

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Cruz in photo by Josh Hedges

Dominick Cruz wins again in the WEC. With five wins in the blue cage, the American rematched Joseph Benavidez this Wednesday at WEC 50. The bantamweight-title bout was a lively affair that took all five rounds. In the end, Cruz held on to his title with a split decision, beating the hard-nosed Benavidez for a second time.

Three-time world Jiu-Jitsu champion Fredson Paixão, too, saw action in the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas, and got his second win in the promotion. The fighter used his finely tuned Jiu-Jitsu and kicks to take a split decision over Bryan Caraway.

Check out the results:

WEC 50
Las Vegas, Nevada
Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Dominick Cruz defeated Joseph Benavidez via split judges’ decision
Anthony Pettis finalizou Shane Roller via triangle in R3
Chad Mendes defeated Cub Swanson via unanimous judges’ decision
Scott Jorgensen defeated Brad Pickett via unanimous judges’ decision
Bart Palaszewski knocked out Zack Micklewright in R2
Maciej Jewtuszko knocked out Anthony Njokuani in R1
Javier Vazquez submitted Mackens Semerzier via rear-naked choke in R2
Ricardo Lamas defeated Dave Jansen via unanimous judges’ decision
Fredson Paixao defeated Bryan Caraway via split judges’ decision
Danny Castillo defeated Dustin Poirier via unanimous judges’ decision

(Collaborator: Junior Samurai)

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