|WEC 37: Torres vs. Tapia|
A poster or logo for WEC 37: Torres vs. Tapia.
|Promotion||World Extreme Cagefighting|
|Date||December 3, 2008|
|Venue||Hard Rock Hotel and Casino|
|City||Las Vegas, Nevada|
WEC 37: Torres vs. Tapia was a mixed martial arts event held by World Extreme Cagefighting on December 3, 2008 at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. The event aired live on the Versus Network.
Former IFL standout Wagnney Fabiano made his WEC debut on this card.
The Mark Munoz-Ricardo Barros fight was the final light heavyweight bout to be put on by the WEC. The division was absorbed into the UFC following this event.
|Bantamweight||Miguel Torres (c)||def||Manny Tapia||TKO (punches)||2||3:04||[a]|
|Featherweight||Wagnney Fabiano||def||Akitoshi Tamura||Submission (arm-triangle choke)||3||4:48|
|Bantamweight||Brian Bowles||def||Will Ribeiro||Submission (guillotine choke)||3||1:11|
|Bantamweight||Joseph Benavidez||def||Danny Martinez||Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–27, 30–27)||3||5:00|
|Welterweight||Johny Hendricks||def||Justin Haskins||TKO (strikes)||2||0:43|
|Light Heavyweight||Mark Muñoz||def||Ricardo Barros||TKO (strikes)||1||2:26|
|Featherweight||Diego Nunes||def||Cole Province||Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–27, 29–28)||3||5:00|
|Lightweight||Bart Palaszewski||def||Alex Karalexis||TKO (punches)||2||1:11|
|Featherweight||Cub Swanson||def||Hiroyuki Takaya||Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–27, 29–28)||3||5:00|
|Lightweight||Shane Roller||def||Mike Budnik||Submission (guillotine choke)||1||1:01|
- For the Bantamweight Championship.
Fighters were awarded $7,500 bonuses.
- Fight of the Night: Cub Swanson vs. Hiroyuki Takaya
- Knockout of the Night: Bart Palaszewski
- Submission of the Night: Brian Bowles
- Miguel Torres: $44,000 (includes $22,000 win bonus) def. Manny Tapia: $6,000
- Brian Bowles: $16,000 ($8,000 win bonus) def. Will Ribeiro: $4,000
- Wagnney Fabiano: $22,000 ($11,000 win bonus) def. Akitoshi Tamura: $6,000
- Joseph Benavidez: $17,000 ($8,500 win bonus) def. Danny Martinez: $2,000
- Johny Hendricks: $16,000 ($8,000 win bonus) def. Justin Haskins: $3,000
- Mark Muñoz: $20,000 ($10,000 win bonus) def. Ricardo Barros: $3,000
- Diego Nunes: $6,000 ($3,000 win bonus) def. Cole Province: $3,000
- Bart Palaszewski: $8,000 ($4,000 win bonus) def. Alex Karalexis: $8,000
- Cub Swanson: $10,000 ($5,000 win bonus) def. Hiroyuki Takaya: $5,500
- Shane Roller: $16,000 ($8,000 win bonus) def. Mike Budnik: $4,000
- World Extreme Cagefighting
- List of World Extreme Cagefighting champions
- List of WEC events
- 2008 in WEC
- "WEC 37 FIGHTER SALARIES AND BONUSES". mmaweekly.com. 2008-12-04.
- "WEC 37 'Torres vs Tapia' Fighter Payouts". mmaconvert.com. Retrieved December 4, 2008.