LAS VEGAS – The fighters for Wednesday night’s WEC 37
weighed in on Tuesday at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. With all the
fighters making weight, the 10-bout fight card is now official.
With a more finely tuned focus on the lighter weight
classes, Wednesday’s telecast on Versus is slated to feature three bantamweight
bouts and one featherweight contest. As always, other bouts may be slotted in
if time permits.
Headlining the event is bantamweight king and No. 1 ranked
Miguel Torres defending his title against No. 7 ranked 135-pounder Manny Tapia.
Both are well versed on the ground, but also like to stand and trade blows.
This fight should provide fireworks no matter where it ends up.
Brian Bowles (No. 3 ranked) will face Will Ribeiro (No. 8
ranked) and Joseph Benavidez fights Danny Martinez in a pair of supporting
bantamweight bouts that are likely to determine more contenders.
Also on the main card is No. 3 ranked featherweight Akitoshi
Tamura, who makes his WEC debut in a battle with No. 9 ranked Wagnney Fabiano.
The main card is scheduled to air live on versus beginning
at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT.
Main Card Bouts:
Main Event – WEC Bantamweight Championship
-Miguel Torres (134 lbs.) vs. Manny Tapia (134 lbs.)
-Brian Bowles (135) vs. Will Ribeiro (136)
-Akitoshi Tamura (145) vs. Wagnney Fabiano (146)
-Joseph Benavidez (135) vs. Danny Martinez (136)
-Cub Swanson (145) vs. Hiroyuki Takaya (146)
-Johnny Hendricks (171) vs. Justin Haskins (169)
-Mark Munoz (205) vs. Ricardo Barros (205)
-Shane Roller (156) vs. Mike Budnik
-Bart Palaszewski (155) vs. Alex Karalexis
-Diego Nunes (146) vs. Cole