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WEC 47: Bowles vs. Cruz

Venue: Nationwide Arena
Location: Columbus, Ohio
Date: 2010/03/06 0:00

In addition to the salaries below, Joseph Benavidez was awarded $10,000 for Submission of The Night, Anthony Pettis earned an additional $10,000 for Knockout of the Night, while Leonard Garcia and George Roop earned an additional $10,000 each Fight of the Night.

MAIN CARD

WEC Bantamweight Championship
Dominick Cruz ($18,000, includes $9,000 win bonus) defeated Brian Bowles ($12,000) via TKO (injury) at 5:00 of Round 2 to become the new WEC Bantamweight Champion.

Joseph Benavidez ($29,000, includes $14,500 win bonus) defeated Miguel Torres ($26,000) via submission (guillotine choke) at 2:57 of Round 2

Javier Vazquez ($12,000, includes $6,000 win bonus) defeated Jens Pulver ($14,000) via submission (armbar) at 3:41 of Round 1.

LC Davis ($18,000, includes $9,000 win bonus) defeated Deividas Taurosevicius ($9,000) via majority decision (scores of 29-28, 29-28, 29-29).

Bart Palaszewski ($12,000, includes $6,000 win bonus) defeated Karen Darabedyan ($4,000) via submission (armbar) at 4:40 of Round 1.

PRELIMINARY CARD

Scott Jorgensen ($16,000, includes $8,000 win bonus) defeated Chad George ($3,000) via submission (guillotine choke) at 0:31 of Round 1.

Chad Mendes ($8,000, includes $4,000 win bonus) defeated Erik Koch ($3,000) via unanimous decision (scores of 30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Anthony Pettis ($6,000, includes $3,000 win bonus) defeated Danny Castillo ($9,500) via KO (strikes) at 2:17 of Round 1.

Leonard Garcia ($14,000) vs. George Roop ($3,000) fought to a split draw, scores of 29-27 (Garcia), 29-27 (Roop) and 28-28. Roop was deducted a point for a shot to the groin of Garcia. No win bonus awarded.

Fredson Paixao ($4,000, includes $2,000 win bonus) defeated Courtney Buck ($3,000) via submission (rear-naked choke) at 2:39 of Round 1.

Ricardo Lamas ($10,000, includes $5,000 win bonus) defeated Bendy Casimir ($3,000) via KO (knee) at 3:43 of Round 1.