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