The official lineup for the WEC’s 37th event (December 3rd; Las Vegas; live on Versus at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT) has been released, with three of the four main-card fights taking place in the bantamweight division. Headlining the card will be top-ten pound-for-pounder Miguel Torres (34-1) defending his 135-pound strap against the undefeated Manny Tapia (10-0-1), who was originally supposed to challenge for Torres’s title in June until a knee injury forced him to pull out of the match; Tapia hasn’t competed since February.
The sole non-bantamweight match on WEC 37′s main card is a highly anticipated 145-pound meeting between former IFL champ Wagnney Fabiano (#4-ranked featherweight) and former Shooto lightweight champ Akitoshi Tamura (#7-ranked featherweight). The card also features Brian Bowles, Mark Munoz, Bart Palaszewski, Alex Karalexis, and Cub Swanson. Not bad for a Wednesday night. After the jump: WEC 37′s full card, plus video of Miguel Torres absolutely wasting Alex Khanbabian at Ironheart Crown 8 in November 2004.
Miguel Torres vs. Manny Tapia (for bantamweight championship)
Brian Bowles vs. Will Ribeiro (bantamweights)
Wagnney Fabiano vs. Akitoshi Tamura (featherweights)
Joseph Benavidez vs. Danny Martinez (bantamweights)
Johny Hendricks vs. Justin Haskins (welterweights)
Mark Munoz vs. Ricardo Barros (light-heavyweights)
Blas Avena vs. Kevin Knabjian (welterweights)
Diego Nunes vs. Cole Province (featherweights)
Bart Palaszewski vs. Alex Karalexis (lightweights)
Hiroyuki Takaya vs. Cub Swanson (featherweights)
Shane Roller vs. Mike Budnik (lightweights)