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Frank Mir out, Stephan Bonnar in for WEC 47 color commentary


With less than a month to go before his colossal showdown with fellow heavyweight contender Shane Carwin at UFC 111 in Newark, former division champion Frank Mir will temporarily step down from his role as WEC color commentator to concentrate on one of the biggest fights of his life.

Replacing him for the WEC 47: "Bowles vs. Cruz" event from the Nationwide Arena in Columbus is another familiar voice and "colorful" personality, Stephan Bonnar.

"The American Psycho" is no stranger to the cageside announcer's table. He earned praise for his commentary during the UFC 59: "Reality Check" main event when friend (and sometimes foe) Forrest Griffin took on Tito Ortiz.

Mir is expected to resume his WEC commentating duties after the UFC 111 event on March 27.

WEC 47 will take place in Columbus, Ohio and features a bantamweight title bout in which Brian Bowles makes his first title defense against Dominick Cruz. In addition, a showdown between former 135-pound champion Miguel Torres and top contender Joseph Benavidez is featured in the co-main event.

For more on "Bowles vs. Cruz" click here.

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