The official weigh-in event for WEC 47: "Bowles vs. Cruz" is now officially in the books. The last of the formalities before tomorrow night's blockbuster card took place earlier this afternoon (Mar. 5) from the Greater Columbus Convention Center (Exhibit Hall C) in Columbus, Ohio.
WEC 47 will feature a bantamweight title fight between newly crowned division champion Brian Bowles as he defends his belt for the first time against the 14-1 Dominick Cruz. In addition, former 135-pound champion Miguel Torres will begin his climb back to the top of the weight class by taking on top division prospect Joseph Benavidez.
WEC stars Jens Pulver, Leonard Garcia and L.C. Davis are also scheduled to compete.
Each of the twenty two fighters set to compete on the blockbuster card were successful in hitting their respective marks, including both main event bantamweight title fight participants.
Here are the complete "Bowles vs. Cruz" weigh in results:
135 lbs.: Brian Bowles (134.5) vs. Dominick Cruz (134)
Main Card (Televised):
135 lbs.: Joseph Benavidez (135) vs. Miguel Torres (134.5)
145 lbs.: Jens Pulver (145.5) vs. Javier Vazquez (145)
145 lbs.: L.C. Davis (144.5) vs. Deividas Taurosevicius (145)
155 lbs.: Karen Darabedyan (156) vs. Bart Palaszewski (155)
Preliminary Card (May not be televised):
135 lbs.: Chad George (135.5) vs. Scott Jorgensen (135)
145 lbs.: Erik Koch (144) vs. Chad Mendes (145)
155 lbs.: Danny Castillo (155.5) vs. Anthony Pettis (154.5)
145 lbs.: Leonard Garcia (145) vs. George Roop (145.5)
155 lbs.: Bendy Casimir (155.5) vs. Ricardo Lamas (155)
145 lbs.: Courtney Buck (145) vs. Fredson Paixao (145.5)
MMAmania.com will provide LIVE blow-by-blow, round-by-round coverage of WEC 47, beginning with the Versus Network telecast at 10 p.m. ET. In addition, we will deliver up-to-the-minute quick results of all the under card action much earlier on fight night.
It’s going to be a fun night of fights so don’t miss it. And remember to check us out for all the pre, during and post-fight WEC 47 coverage you can handle.