The WEC just added another sensational bantamweight scrap to their WEC 42 event on August 9th. Joseph Benavidez, who currently holds a perfect 10-0 record, will be taking on Dominick Cruz, who posts an impressive 13-1 record of his own.
FiveOuncesOfPain.com was the first to report this 135-pound battle inside The Joint inside the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.
These two sluggers will be joining bantamweight king Miguel Torres on the card as he will not only be defending his strap, but his 17-fight winning streak against top contender Brian Bowles.
Benavidez, the talented protégé of former WEC featherweight champ Urijah Faber, was last seen taking a unanimous decision over Jeff Curran at WEC 40 in April.
Cruz will be entering the fight at a slight disadvantage as his sole professional blemish was handed to him by Faber back in March of 2007. There is no doubt that Faber will share the tricks of Cruz’ trade to make sure his training partner emerges as the top dog to Torres’ title.
Here are the righter Rumored to be competing on Versus Network:
Fredson Paixao vs. TBD
Phil Cardella vs. Ed Ratcliff
Joseph Benavidez vs. Dominick Cruz
Jeff Curran vs. Takeya Mizugaki
Brian Bowles vs. Miguel Torres (WEC Bantamweight Champion)
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