Bowles Out, Mizugaki in Against Torres

Written by Tom Ngo
February 25th, 2009


Due to an undisclosed injury, Brian Bowles will have to pull out of his title fight against bantamweight champion Miguel Torres at WEC 40. The organization wasted no time in finding a replacement to take on one of the best pound-for-pound fighters in the world, as Takeya Mizugaki quickly stepped in to accept the April 5th challenge.

MMAWeekly.com confirmed the situation with sources close to the situation.

WEC 40 will be a night of bantamweights, as Jeff Curran will be taking on 135-pound sensation Joseph Benavidez as the night’s co-main event.

Here are the other fighters that are Rumored to be competing:

Rafael Assuncao vs. TBD
Diego Nunes vs. Cub Swanson
Rafael Dias vs. Cole Province
Akitoshi Tamura vs. Manny Tapia
Wagnney Fabiano vs. Fredson Paixao
Shane Roller vs. Ben Henderson
Jeff Curran vs. Joseph Benavidez
Brian Bowles vs. Miguel Torres (WEC Bantamweight Champion)

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