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WEC 37 Quick Results, Bonuses + Analysis


(Props to smoogy; Tapia somehow felt this was an early-stoppage.)

Due to the lengthy main card fights and care-free pacing of last night’s WEC show — yes, we get it, there’s going to be another Punisher movie, and Urijah Faber has no fear — we didn’t get to see any undercard scraps. Which is unfortunate, since two of them were worthy enough to produce end-of-night bonuses. First, the full results:

MAIN CARD
Miguel Torres
def. Manny Tapia via TKO, 3:04 of round 2
Wagnney Fabiano def. Akitoshi Tamura via submission (arm triangle), 4:48 of round 3
Brian Bowles def. Will Ribeiro via submission (guillotine choke), 1:11 of round 3
Joseph Benavidez def. Danny Martinez via unanimous decision (30-27 x 3)

UNDERCARD
Johny Hendricks def. Justin Haskins via TKO, 4:07 of round 2
Mark Munoz def. Ricardo Barros via TKO, 2:26 of round 1
Diego Nunes def. Cole Province via unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)
Bart Palaszewski def. Alex Karalexis via TKO, 3:49 of round 2
Cub Swanson def. Hiroyuki Takaya via unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)
Shane Roller def. Mike Budnik via submission (guillotine choke), 1:01 of round 1

$7,500 bonuses were handed out to the following fighters:

— Featherweights Cub Swanson and Hiroyuki Takaya for their three-round throwdown that stood out as the Fight of the Night.
— IFL vet Bart Palazewski for knocking out TUF 1 alum Alex Karalexis.
— Brian Bowles for his guillotine choke over Will Ribeiro.

Spend it wisely, men. A few morning-after thoughts on the event past the jump…

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WEC 37 Liveblog: Small But Mighty


("No, I hate you more!" Photo courtesy of CombatLifestyle.)

Miguel Torres aims to make his second bantamweight belt defense against the undefeated Manny Tapia, Brian Bowles and Will Ribeiro scrap for the chance to take on the winner, and top featherweights Wagnney Fabiano and Akitoshi Tamura make their WEC debuts. Not too shabby a night for sub-lightweight MMA, if you ask us. Hit that "Read More" link and refresh the page every few minutes to get all the latest updates from the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.

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Gambling Addiction Enabler: WEC 37


(Aww, just wait till you get older and can grow a real mustache!)

Depending on how you look at it, betting on WEC fights is usually either a sign that you know something about a small-time, up-and-comer that the bookies don’t, or else it’s an indicator that you have a real gambling problem.  As in a Pete Rose kind of problem.  And that ain’t cool.  Just ask Pete Rose, who will still tell you he doesn’t have a problem, but will also tell you that he is not in the baseball Hall of Fame.

But it doesn’t have to be that way.  If you know the fighters you can have plenty of fun putting down an educated wager on a WEC fight.  Plus, it’s on free TV, so you can take that money that in the future you’ll have to spend on WEC pay-per-views and gamble it away!  Nah, that was a joke.  If you think like that then you really do have a problem.  

Here are the odds on tonight’s action, courtesy of BestFightOdds.

Miguel Torres (-525) vs. Manny Tapia (+400)
Brian Bowles (-145) vs. Will Ribeiro (+140)
Akitoshi Tamura (+300) vs. Wagnney Fabiano (-360)
Joseph Benavidez (-290) vs. Danny Martinez (+250)
Johnny Hendricks (-430) vs. Justin Haskins (+350)
Mark Munoz (-600) vs. Ricardo Barros (+525)
Diego Nunes (-175) vs. Cole Province (+160)
Bart Palaszewski (-260) vs. Alex Karalexis (+220)
Hiroyuki Takaya (+180) vs. Cub Swanson (-185)
Shane Roller (-255) vs. Mike Budnik (+220)

Thoughts…

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All Fighters Make Weight for WEC 37; Liveblog Tonight


(Fabiano and Tamura get serious. Photo courtesy of WEC.tv.)

Yesterday’s weigh-ins for tonight’s WEC 37 event at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas had no Filho-esque surprises, as every fighter succeeded in weighing what they were supposed to. The results were as follows:

MAIN CARD
Miguel Torres (134) vs. Manny Tapia (134)
Brian Bowles (135) vs. Will Ribeiro (136)
Akitoshi Tamura (145) vs. Wagnney Fabiano (146)
Joseph Benavidez (135) vs. Danny Martinez (136)

UNDERCARD
Johnny Hendricks (171) vs. Justin Haskins (169)
Mark Munoz (205) vs. Ricardo Barros (205)
Diego Nunes (146) vs. Cole Province (146)
Bart Palaszewski (155) vs. Alex Karalexis (156)
Hiroyuki Takaya (146) vs. Cub Swanson (145)
Shane Roller (156) vs. Mike Budnik (155)

We’re going to be running a little liveblog over here starting at 8 p.m. ET, so stop by and hang out with us if you’re free. As always, the event will be broadcast on Versus.

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Bantamweights Get Top Billing in Finalized WEC 37 Card

Miguel Torres MMA WEC
(Miguel Torres: Fierce. Photo courtesy of Sherdog.)

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.

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