Posted On:8/03/2010 12:51am
WEC 50 - Cruz vs Benavidez
Date: Aug-18-2010 9 pm ET/6 pm PT
Event Type: Versus - Live Event
Location: The Pearl, Nevada
On Wednesday, August 18, Joseph Benavidez gets another crack at Dominick Cruz, who handed Benavidez his first and only professional loss last in their three-round battle last August. Benavidez will challenge Dominick Cruz for the bantamweight title in a hotly-anticipated summer showdown.
Plus, former featherweight champion Urijah Faber makes his 135-pound debut as he takes on Japanese striking sensation Takeya Mizugaki.
This epic summer event will be held in conjunction with the MAGIC trade show, the men’s fashion industry’s premier convention – held at The Las Vegas Convention Center and The Mandalay Bay Convention Center, August 17-19.
Tickets for WEC: Cruz vs. Benavidez are available at The Pearl box office
Cruz vs. Benavidez will be televised nationally live on VERSUS beginning at 9:00 p.m. ET/6:00 p.m. PT. All of the network’s live WEC events are presented in HD and Spanish language SAP where available. For more information and how to find VERSUS in your local viewing area, visit http://www.versus.com/findversus.
Dominick Cruz Vs. Joseph Benavidez - 145 lb Title Fight
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Anthony Njokuani Vs. Maciej Jewtuszko
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Fredson Paixao Vs. Bryan Caraway
Danny Castillo Vs. Dustin Poirier
Note: Urijah Faber was expected to make his bantamweight debut against Japanese striker Takeya Mizugaki. However, Faber was forced off the card with an injury. As a result Mizugaki was also pulled from the event. The Faber/Mizugaki bout is expected to simply be pushed back, possibly as early as WEC 52. (Wiki)
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Posted On:8/03/2010 2:29am
Cruz has some absolutely fantastic boxing skills, but i don't know enough about his takedown defense. i wanna root for him, but i think benavidez's pressure will just be too much for him.
Posted On:8/03/2010 10:44am
Style: BJJ, mma
Cruz'z last fight with Benavidez he showed he definitely had some takedown defense. Benavidez looks to have improved though, so I'm not sure what we're looking at here.
Posted On:8/16/2010 8:51am
Think he earns a title shot with a win?
Posted On:8/16/2010 10:02am
Gladiators Academy Lafayette, LA Style: Judo, MMA, White Trash JJ
While he will not be on the main card try to watch Dustin Poirier he is from our gym and we are hoping he smoke checks Danny Castillo.
Judo is only gentle for the guy on top.
Posted On:8/18/2010 10:02am
Note: In Canada, this will be live on The Score 9pm EST, 6pm PST
Posted On:8/19/2010 9:27am
Style: tkd, judo, muay thai
Wow, what an entertaining event, anybody else saw that ouchi gari by Mendes? And Anthony Pettis is awesome, I just became his fan...
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