WEC 47 | Benavidez Submits Torres in 2nd RoundCategory: MMA
Former WEC Bantamweight champion Miguel Torres dominated the opposition that he racked up 17 consecutive victories before finally succumbing to an upset loss at the hands of Brian Bowles at WEC 42.
The road back to prominence starts on March 6, 2010 at the undercard of WEC 47: Bowles vs Cruz at the Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio, USA where Torres faces Joseph Benavidez.
Torres (37 wins, 2 losses) is one of the best MMA bantamweights there is as he is ranked high by many fighting organizations. The MMA Weekly Worldwide Ranking System ranks Torres as the #2 Bantamweight fighter in the world and the YahooSports! Pound-for-Pound MMA Rankings list him as the #8 Pound for Pound fighter in the world. Sherdog.com ranks Torres as the #2 Bantamweight mixed martial artist in the world.
He is an excellent Brazilian Jiu Jitsu fighter and 22 of his wins were via submission.
Benavidez (11 wins, 1 loss) is coming off his first loss to Dominick Cruz via decision also at WEC 42. Benavidez’s last fight was at WEC 45 where he knocked out world renowned submission specialist Rani Yahya in the first round.
Watch WEC 47 free online LIVE stream on Sunday, March 6, 2010 – 9:00 PM ET / 8:00 PM CT.
UPDATE: Here’s the Miguel Torres vs Joseph Benavidez video:
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