Date: Sunday- August 9, 2009
Time: 9pm ET (Versus Channel)
Location: The Joint at the Hardrock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada- U.S.A.
World Extreme Cagefighting returns to the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada on Sunday, August 9 with a bout that will determine the best bantamweight fighter in the world. WEC bantamweight champion Miguel Angel Torres (36-1) defends his crown against the undefeated Brian Bowles (7-0). Torres, largely considered to be among the best pound-for-pound fighters in the sport, hopes a win in August will cement his status as the best fighter in 135-pound history. Standing in his way is the heavy-handed Brian Bowles, a native of Athens, Georgia, who boasts a knack for finishing fights.
Main Fight Card: (televised on the Versus Channel)
- Champion Miguel Torres vs. Brian Bowles (for WEC bantamweight title)
- Joseph Benavidez vs. Dominick Cruz
- Danny Castillo vs. Ricardo Lamas
- Jeff Curran vs. Takeya Mizugaki
Preliminary Fight Card: (non-televised)
- Leonard Garcia vs. Jameel Massouh
- Fredson Paixao vs. Cole Province
- Marcus Hicks and Shane Roller
- Phil Cardella vs. Ed Ratcliff
- Kenji Osawa vs. Rani Yayha
- Rafael Dias vs. Diego Nunes