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WEC 37 fight card finalized for 'Torres vs Tapia' on Dec. 3

World Extreme Cagefighting (WEC) recently put the finishing touches on its final event of 2008, which will cap off the most successful year for the Zuffa-owned promotion.

WEC 37: "Torres vs. Tapia" fight card is now complete for the show scheduled for the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada, on Wednesday, December 3, 2008.

Bantamweight champion Miguel Torres will once again put his 135-pound belt on the line against undefeated number one contender, Manny Tapia, in the main event of the evening. It’s a showdown that will more than likely spark major fireworks -- both fighters like to get press the action and get down.

The rest of the televised main card has a few last minute additions and changes, showcasing several of the top fighters in the lighter weight classes, including recent acquisitions Akitoshi Tamura and Wagnney Fabiano.

That’s another great fight.

Here is the complete WEC 37 fight card:

Main event:

WEC Bantamweight Champion Miguel Torres (34-1) vs. Manny Tapia (10-0-1)

Main card (Televised):

135 lbs.: Brian Bowles (6-0) vs. Will Ribeiro (10-1)
145 lbs.: Akitoshi Tamura (12-6-2) vs. Wagnney Fabiano (10-1)
135 lbs.: Joseph Benavidez (9-0) vs. Danny Martinez (12-2)

Under card (May not be broadcast):

170 lbs.: Johnny Hendricks (3-0) vs. Justin Haskins (4-1)
205 lbs.: Mark Munoz (4-0) vs. Ricardo Barros (2-1)
170 lbs.: Blas Avena (5-2) vs. Kevin Knabjian (10-3-1)
145 lbs.: Diego Nunes (10-2) vs. Cole Province (5-0)
155 lbs.: Bart Palaszewski (29-11) vs. Alex Karalexis (9-3)
145 lbs.: Hiroyuki Takaya (9-5-1) vs. Cub Swanson (12-2)
155 lbs.: Shane Roller (4-1) vs. Mike Budnik (7-0)

WEC 37 will air live on the Versus channel, beginning at 9 p.m. ET. It will signal the final event for the promotion that includes fighters who weigh more than 170 pounds.

As of 2009, the WEC middleweight and light heavyweight divisions will be dissolved and the top talent in both divisions will be integrated into the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) roster.

For more on WEC 37 feel free to hit up our event archive right here. Remember also that we will be your spot for the latest WEC 37 coverage before, during and after the fights.

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