Photos by Jeff Cain – MMAWeekly.com
Dominick Cruz continued his rocket ride to the top of the
WEC bantamweight division on Saturday night, dethroning Brian Bowles to capture
Benavidez did much the same at WEC 47 by submitting former
champion Miguel Torres in the co-main event, putting himself in position to be
considered one of the top contenders to Cruz’s new belt.
class=SpellE>MMAWeekly.com’s Jeff Cain was cageside to capture all of
the action in this WEC 47 Photo Gallery.
Main Bouts (On Versus):
-Dominick Cruz def. Brian Bowles by TKO (Injury) at 5:00, R2
-Joseph Benavidez def. Miguel Torres by Submission (Guillotine Choke) at 2:57,
-Javier Vazquez def. Jens Pulver by Submission (Armbar) at 3:41, R1
-L.C. Davis def. Deividas Taurosevicius by Majority Decision (29-29, 29-28,
-Bart Palaszewski def. Karen Darabedyan by Submission (Arm Bar) at 4:40, R1
Preliminary Bouts (Non-Televised):
-Scott Jorgensen def. Chad George by Submission (Guillotine Choke) at 0:31,
-Chad Mendes def. Erik Koch by Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
-Anthony Pettis def. Danny Castillo by KO at 2:17, R1
-Leonard Garcia and George Roop fight to a Draw (29-27, 27-29, 28-28)
-Fredson Paixao def. Courtney Buck by Submission (Rear Naked Choke) at 2:39, R1
-Ricardo Lamas def. Bendy Casimir by KO (Knee) at 3:43, R1 -Ricardo Lamas def.
Bendy Casimir by KO (knee) at 3:43, R1