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Bantamweight title bout set as all WEC 50 fighters make weight

Joseph Benavidez came one step closer to his dream of becoming WEC’s 135-pound champ when he and current title-holder Dominick Cruz stepped on the scale Tuesday afternoon and made this evening’s WEC 50 main event official. Joining the headliners were eighteen other WEC 50 competitors who also made weight and will compete as scheduled at the show tonight on Versus.

Benavidez measured in at 134 pounds, as did Cruz. He is 12-1 as a professional with the lone loss coming to the 24-year old bantamweight champion via unanimous decision at WEC 42 a year ago. Since the defeat Benavidez is 2-0 and most recently choked out long-time divisional king Miguel Torres in the second round of their WEC 47 match-up.

The 15-1 Cruz has won six straight fights since being submitted by Benavidez’ mentor and training partner, Urijah Faber, in March 2007. WEC 50 will mark his first title defense since winning the belt from Brian Bowles via TKO last March.

A full list of weigh-in results from “WEC 50” can be found below:

Danny Castillo (156 lbs) vs. Dustin Poirier (156 lbs)
Fredson Paixao (145 lbs) vs. Bryan Caraway (145 lbs)
Dave Jansen (156 lbs) vs. Ricardo Lamas (155 lbs)
Javier Vazquez (145 lbs) vs. Mackens Semerzier (155 lbs)
Anthony Njokuani (154 lbs) vs. Maciej Jewtuszko (155 lbs)
Bart Palaszewski (156 lbs) vs. Zachary Micklewright (156 lbs)
Scott Jorgensen (135 lbs) vs. Brad Pickett (136 lbs)
Chad Mendes (145 lbs) vs. Cub Swanson (146 lbs)
Anthony Pettis (155 lbs) vs. Shane Roller (156 lbs)
Dominick Cruz (134 lbs) vs. Joseph Benavidez (134 lbs)

  • Dufresne says:

    I’m pretty excited about this card.

    Jorgensen and Cruz on the same card? Yes please.

  • Guthookd says:

    Hell yes. Scott is a little beast for sure. Dom is fun to watch too….he’s got almost a drunken boxer type style…swaying back and forth. Pretty cool and unique.

    Is this a Versus card? If so, I can’t believe I didn’t put it on the calendar.

  • moosebaby02 says:

    ya it is Guthookd.
    cant wait.

  • Dufresne says:

    Yep, live on Versus and starting at 9 pm ET according to their site :)

  • ash-uk-187 says:

    this does look a very sweet card, however does anyone know how i can watch it here in jolly ol england?

  • Rece Rock says:

    Seems like they barely market the WEC fights

  • Guthookd says:

    “this does look a very sweet card, however does anyone know how i can watch it here in jolly ol england”

    Welcome to the spot where MMA fans from all over the world to their bitching and debating!!!

    If you go and google the word “mmalinker” you will find what you’re looking for. You might have to wait until tomorrow though. Also try googling the word “” and you’ll be hooked up.

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  • Guthookd says:

    LOL. I think I saw that white guy in the M-1 add over there fight in an Indian Casino last year. Same body type at least.

  • ash-uk-187 says:

    cheers guthookd i shall hit that up!

  • Guthookd says:

    I guess I shouldn’t put a spoiler on here since there’s no thread for the results, but I will say this about the WEC event I just watched: HOLY SHIT!

    That was the best card I’ve seen in a long, long time.


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