Yahoo: WEC 47 weigh-ins: What's the true main event?

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Sep 11, 2006
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It doesn't have any cheese tag line so many fight cards. If WEC felt pressed to name WEC 47, it might go with the little guy Final Four. Brian Bowles defends his title belt against Dominick Cruz while Miguel Torres faces Joe Benavidez. What fight are you most looking for to? I'm going with Torres and Benavidez. If not, for terrible tactical errors in their previous fight this would be a title match. It's not. Both fighters made their mistakes and lost so Bowles versus Cruz is technically No. 1 against No. 2. Benavidez and Torres should be all action. As you can see, Benavidez needs to overcome a significant height disadvantage. He's small standing next to Torres (far left) but looks really little next to 6-foot-3 WEC color voice Stephan Bonnar.

Because of the finishing prowess of three of the four fighters, these should be dynamite fights and set up more great matchups during the summer. Odds are though that fight of the night will come from the undercard. Cagewriter's vote is on Bart Palazewski and Karen Darebedyan. Darebedyan is as good any prospect in the WEC. The 23-year-old's speciality is grappling and groundwork yet he really beat up Rob McCullough standing in his debut back at WEC 46.

WEC 47 official weights (Courtesy MMAJunkie):

Televised Card on Versus (9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT)
Brian Bowles (134.5 lbs.) vs. Dominick Cruz (134)
Joseph Benavidez (135) vs. Miguel Torres (134.5)
Jens Pulver (145.5) vs. Javier Vazquez (145)
L.C. Davis (144.5) vs. Deividas Taurosevicius (145)
Karen Darabedyan (156) vs. Bart Palaszewski (155)

Non-Televised Card
Chad George (135.5) vs. Scott Jorgensen (135)
Erik Koch (144) vs. Chad Mendes (145)
Danny Castillo (155.5) vs. Anthony Pettis (154.5)
Leonard Garcia (145) vs. George Roop (145.5)
Courtney Buck (145) vs. Fredson Paixao (144.5)
Bendy Casimir (155.5) vs. Ricardo Lamas (155)

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