WEC 50 Contenders’ Weigh-in Preview
All were weighed and the rematch is ready to pave its way. Both weights 134 lbs but only one should wear the belt. Who is it this time? Will you go for Dominick Cruz, or will you place your bet on Joseph Benavidez?
Dominick Cruz just tipped the scales for his rematch against Joseph Benavidez in the WEC 50: “Cruz vs. Benavidez 2.” Both contenders, that will green lit the main event on Wednesday at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas, weights 134 lbs. Eight more fighters, including Anthony Pettis and Shane Roller, also met their required weights for the official weigh-in last Tuesday.
Seven months after Cruz got his unanimous decision victory against Benavidez at the WEC 42, the 24-year-old Arizonan defeated Bryan Bowles to snatch the bantamweight crown. A six-fight winning streak anchors his resume. Benavidez, on the other hand, knocked down Miguel Torres at the WEC 47 where he last appeared. This 26 years old fighter got ten of his 12 wins via knockout, technical knockout or submission.
The WEC 50 will also feature a featherweight match-up between Chad Mendes and Cub Swanson, a bantamweight bout pairing Scott Jorgensen with Brad Pickett and a lightweight duel opposing Bart Palaszewski versus Zachary Micklewright. The Cagefighting event will air live on Versus at 9:00 p.m. ET.
Will Benavidez get the belt this time, or will it stay to Cruz? Tell us who’s your bet in the comments.
WEC 50 “Cruz vs. Benavidez 2”
Wednesday, Aug. 18
Palms Casino Resort
WEC Bantamweight Championship
Dominick Cruz (134) vs. Joseph Benavidez (134)
Anthony Pettis (155) vs. Shane Roller (156)
Chad Mendes (145) vs. Cub Swanson (146)
Scott Jorgensen (135) vs. Brad Pickett (136)
Bart Palaszewski (156) vs. Zachary Micklewright (156)
Anthony Njokuani (154) vs. Maciej Jewtuszko (155)
Javier Vazquez (145) vs. Mackens Semerzier (146)
Dave Jansen (156) vs. Ricardo Lamas (155)
Fredson Paixao (145) vs. Bryan Caraway (145)
Danny Castillo (156) vs. Dustin Poirier (156)