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WEC 50 ‘Cruz vs. Benavidez’ Fight Card and Schedule In Las Vegas (August 18 On Versus)

Date: Wednesday- August 18, 2010

Time: 9 pm ET/ 6pm PT  (Aired LIVE and FREE on Versus Channel)

Location: The Pearl at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada – U.S.A.


On Wednesday, August 18, Joseph Benavidez gets another crack at Dominick Cruz, who handed Benavidez his first and only professional loss last in their three-round battle last August. Benavidez will challenge Dominick Cruz for the bantamweight title in a hotly-anticipated summer showdown.

This epic summer event will be held in conjunction with the MAGIC trade show, the men’s fashion industry’s premier convention – held at The Las Vegas Convention Center and The Mandalay Bay Convention Center, August 17-19.

Tickets for WEC: Cruz vs. Benavidez are available at The Pearl box office, online at, all Ticketmaster locations, or charge by phone at 1-800-745-3000. Ticket prices do not include service charges.

Cruz vs. Benavidez will be televised nationally live on VERSUS beginning at 9:00 p.m. ET/6:00 p.m. PT.  All of the network’s live WEC events are presented in HD and Spanish language SAP where available. For more information and how to find VERSUS in your local viewing area, visit

Main Fight Card: (aired on Versus)

  • Champ Dominick Cruz vs. Joseph Benavidez (for bantamweight title)
  • Anthony Pettis vs. Shane Roller
  • Chad Mendes vs. Cub Swanson
  • Scott Jorgensen vs. Brad Pickett
  • Zach Micklewright vs. Bart Palaszewski

Preliminary Fight Card: (may not be aired)

  • Mackens Semerzier vs. Javier Vazquez
  • Maciej Jewtuszko vs. Anthony Njokuani
  • Dave Jansen vs. Ricardo Lamas
  • Bryan Caraway vs. Fredson Paixao
  • Danny Castillo vs. Dustin Poirier
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