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WEC 47: Recap, Results, and Bonuses


(Looks like someone deserves a lollipop for being such a brave boy. Photo courtesy of Brian Bowles‘s Twitter.)

Fans were treated to a night of upsets at WEC 47, as favorites Brian Bowles and Miguel Torres both went down to unceremonious defeats in Columbus, Ohio. As you see in the above photo, Bowles wasn’t kidding about that injured hand. He claims to have broken it on the very first punch he landed, which then threw his whole game off and eventually prompted him to relinquish his title when he couldn’t continue past round two. That makes Dominick Cruz your new 135-pound champ, and the way the title’s been bouncing around lately he better get all the enjoyment he can out of it while it lasts.

In another minor shock, 5’4” Joseph Benavidez swarmed all over former champ Miguel Torres before securing a guillotine choke in the second round that forced Torres to tap out. With the victory, Benavidez claimed the $10,000 bonus check for Submission of the Night. The other bonus awards went to Anthony Pettis for his Knockout of the Night-winning finish of Danny Castillo, and to George Roop and Leonard Garcia, who earned Fight of the Night in a three-round draw during the prelims.


And finally, with a first-round loss via armbar against Javier Vazquez last night, Jens Pulver has now lost five straight fights. So, is he done for good now? Well, after the loss Pulver addressed fans, saying, “I love you all way, way, way too much to put you all through this again.”

You can take from that what you want, but we’re going to go ahead and assume that it’s as close to a formal retirement announcement as “Lil’ Evil” is ever going to get.

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Robocop Didnt Tap- March 8, 2010 at 5:34 am
Don Frye takes back everything good he ever said about Bowles. The moustache was not amused.
Tariq Trotter- March 7, 2010 at 7:56 pm
anybody know where i can see a replay of these fights? sadly i couldn't watch them
RockSteady- March 7, 2010 at 7:30 pm
I don't know, but in that Torres fight, the ref should've stopped it and wiped Torres down. The fight probably would've been called anyway, but, he clearly couldn't see, because for half a second before Benavidez pounces on him, Torres kinda sits there blinking, wiping himself. Poor, poor Torres
ghostboner- March 7, 2010 at 4:33 pm
I'll third that on Jorgensen. Dude got robbed. I also thought Palaszewski's was slick but Jorgensen for sure deserved SOTN. Torres deserved DOTN for disappointment of the night. What happened Miguel?
budsellers- March 7, 2010 at 4:13 pm
i rewatched the fights today and really enjoyed the event, but i have to say that the wec 48 ppv will be an epic failure!!

at least they will hopefully have a sold out house which would allow them to still dole out $10k bonuses at the end of the night.
Boss Rutten- March 7, 2010 at 1:00 pm
smh @ torres... fighters always get gun shy and lose their aggression after coming off a brutal KO loss... rashad, torres, crocop etc..
stopdrinkingpee- March 7, 2010 at 12:29 pm
Agreed about the Jorgensen sub. Should have been an easy SOTN, IMO. At least they got the head kick right.
Nut Puncher 9000- March 7, 2010 at 12:16 pm
Torres seams to have lost his killer instinct. He deserved to lose that fight. Torres had ZERO aggression.

Cruz was my pick from the start. Bowles was WAY hyped after his KO of Torres, broken hand or not. I witnessed Faber throw standing elbow strikes with two broken hands against Brown for rounds and he was still pretty at the end. Broken hands shouldnt stop Champions anymore...find a way to win. The beating Cruz was putting on him was talking to him I guess.

Jorgensen should have had Sub bonus. That was a sick Guillotine.

And I love the head-kick, cant get enough. Thank you Pettis.
Me- March 7, 2010 at 11:22 am
@Wiffa

That was a crazy sub and either the dude was really mad and was kicking like a 2 yr old after getting his lolipop taken away or was really convulsing badly. I was leaning toward unconscious articulation because of how long they kept him on the ground. Thought maybe his trachea had been crushed.
As Good As Anyone- March 7, 2010 at 11:13 am
as i've said before, nobody is giving Cruz enough credit. he clowns EVERYBODY on the feet. doesn't matter how good of a striker you are, there's no possible way to hit the guy flush. the only way he's going to get finished is when he's using his wrestling. he sticks his neck in the wrong way begging for a guillotine. as long as nobody can hit him or choke him he's unstoppable. good day, sir
The Hammer- March 7, 2010 at 10:56 am
Don't worry torres mir will be there when you get home to console you!!!
MyFightWiffaCheeto- March 7, 2010 at 10:54 am
Ok that's some Bullshit.

Jorgenson deserved SOTN for his feet off the ground Guillotine of George. When he released the hold homie fell two and half feet to the mat unconscious.
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