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April 5: WEC 40 ‘Torres vs. Mizugaki’ (Versus)


Date: Sunday- April 5, 2009

Time: 9pm ET (Versus Channel)

Location: UIC Pavilion, IL- U.S.A.


On Sunday, April 5, World Extreme Cagefighting takes its maiden voyage to the Windy City of Chicago, and it’s bringing the best bantamweights in the world to the UIC Pavilion for WEC: Torres vs Mizugaki. In the main event, WEC bantamweight champion Miguel Angel Torres returns to fight in the Midwest for the first time in two years to face the 14-2 Takeya Mizugaki.  As part of the co-main event, Illinois’ Jeff Curran looks to make his case for a shot at the belt when he battles undefeated phenom Joseph Benavidez.

Here’s how the WEC 40 ‘Torres vs. Mizugaki’ fight card will look like:

Main Fight Card: (televised on the Versus Channel)

  • Miguel Torres vs. Takeya Mizugaki (For Bantamweight Title)
  • Joseph Benavidez vs. Jeff Curran
  • Ben Henderson vs. Shane Roller

Preliminary Fight Card: (non-televised)

  • Diego Nunes vs. Cub Swanson
  • Wagnney Fabiano vs. Fredson Paixao
  • Manny Tapia vs. Akitoshi Tamura
  • Rafael Dias vs. Cole Province
  • Rafael Assuncao vs. TBD
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