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WEC 42: Torres vs. Bowles
A poster or logo for WEC 42: Torres vs. Bowles.
Information
Promotion World Extreme Cagefighting
Date August 9, 2009
Venue Hard Rock Hotel and Casino
City Paradise, Nevada
Attendance 2,082[1]
Total gate $175,835[1]
Event chronology
WEC 41: Brown vs. Faber 2 WEC 42: Torres vs. Bowles WEC 43: Cerrone vs. Henderson

WEC 42: Torres vs. Bowles was a mixed martial arts event held by World Extreme Cagefighting on August 9, 2009 at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada[2]

Background[edit]

Kenji Osawa was originally scheduled to face Rani Yahya at this event, but was pulled from the bout due to injury and replaced by WEC newcomer John Hosman.[3]

The event drew an estimated 670,000 viewers on Versus.[4]

Results[edit]

Main card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Bantamweight Brian Bowles def Miguel Torres KO (punches) 1 3:57 [a]
Bantamweight Dominick Cruz def Joseph Benavidez Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 29–28, 29–28) 3 5:00
Lightweight Danny Castillo def Ricardo Lamas TKO (punches) 2 4:15
Bantamweight Takeya Mizugaki def Jeff Curran Decision (split) (29-28, 28-29, 29-28) 3 5:00
Featherweight Leonard Garcia def Jameel Massouh Decision (split) (29-28, 28-29, 29-28) 3 5:00
Preliminary card
Featherweight Fredson Paixão vs. Cole Province No Contest (overturned) 3 5:00 [b]
Catchweight (159 lb) Shane Roller def Marcus Hicks Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 29–28, 29–28) 3 5:00
Lightweight Ed Ratcliff def Phil Cardella Decision (unaimous) (30–27, 30-27, 29–28) 3 5:00
Bantamweight Rani Yahya def John Hosman Submission (north-south choke) 1 2:08
Featherweight Diego Nunes def Rafael Dias Decision (unaimous) (30–27, 30-27, 30-27) 3 5:00
Featherweight LC Davis def Javier Vazquez Decision (split) (30-27, 28–29, 29–28) 3 5:00
  1. ^ For the Bantamweight Championship.
  2. ^ Originally ruled a split decision (29–28, 28-29, 29–28) victory for Province, the result was changed to "No Contest" after Province tested positive for a banned substance during a post fight screening.[5]


Bonus Awards[edit]

Fighters were awarded $10,000 bonuses.[6]

  • Fight of the Night: United States Joseph Benavidez vs. United States Dominick Cruz
  • Knockout of the Night: United States Brian Bowles
  • Submission of the Night: Brazil Rani Yahya

Reported payout[edit]

The following is the reported payout to the fighters as reported to the Nevada State Athletic Commission. It does not include sponsor money or "locker room" bonuses often given by the WEC.[7]

  • Brian Bowles: $18,000 (includes $9,000 win bonus) def. Miguel Torres: $26,000
  • Dominick Cruz: $14,000 ($7,000 win bonus) def. Joseph Benavidez: $12,500
  • Danny Castillo: $14,000 ($7,000 win bonus) def. Ricardo Lamas: $4,000
  • Takeya Mizugaki: $12,000 ($6,000 win bonus) def. Jeff Curran: $8,000
  • Leonard Garcia: $24,000 ($12,000 win bonus) def. Jameel Massouh: $3,000
  • Cole Province: $6,000 ($3,000 win bonus) def. Fredson Paixao: $2,000
  • Shane Roller: $21,200 ($10,000 win bonus) def. Marcus Hicks: $6,800 ^
  • Ed Ratciff: $14,000 ($7,000 win bonus) def. Phil Cardella: $3,000
  • Rani Yahya: $16,000 ($8,000 win bonus) def. John Hosman: $3,000
  • Diego Nunes: $8,000 ($4,000 win bonus) def. Rafael Dias: $4,000
  • LC Davis: $10,000 ($$5,000 win bonus) def. Javier Vasquez: $6,000

^ Roller was contracted to earn $10,000 in show money, while Hicks was scheduled to make $8,000. When Hicks was unable to make the contracted weight of 156 pounds at Saturday's weigh-ins, the two parties agreed to a catchweight bout of 159 pounds, and Roller was awarded 15 percent (or $1,200) of his opponent's show money.[8]

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