Wednesday, March 3, 2010

WEC 47 Set For This Saturday, WEC's First Trip To Canada Set For June 20th

While much of this week's coverage on B.C MMA Fan has revolved around this Saturday's Armageddon Fighting Championships II, which is set to become the biggest MMA card in British Columbia since AFC I last August, there is another fight card that even more MMA fans around the world will be focused upon and that's WEC 47: Bowles vs. Cruz.

It will be televised live across Canada on The Score beginning at 7:00pm/PST and features the first bantamweight title defense of current champion Brian Bowles (8-0) against challenger Dominick Cruz (14-1), as well as appearances by former WEC bantamweight champion Miguel Torres (37-2) and former UFC lightweight champion Jens "Little Evil" Pulver (22-12-1). For those attending AFC II in Victoria, the WEC 47 show will be replayed beginning at 11:00pm/PST, giving you just enough time to get home and unwind by watching a second fight card on Saturday, March 6th.

WEC officials also confirmed today with TopMMANews that their debut show in Canada has been booked for Calgary on June 20th. No word yet on any potential match-ups.

WEC 47: "Bowles vs. Cruz"
Date: Saturday, March 6, 2010, at 9 p.m. ET on the Versus Network
Location: Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio

Main Event:

WEC Bantamweight Champion Brian Bowles vs. Dominick Cruz

Main Card:

Joseph Benavidez vs. Miguel Torres
Jens Pulver vs. Javier Vazquez
L.C. Davis vs. Deividas Taurosevicius
Karen Darabedyan vs. Bart Palaszewski

Preliminary Card:

Chad George vs. Scott Jorgensen
Erik Koch vs. Chad Mendes
Danny Castillo vs. Anthony Pettis
Leonard Garcia vs. George Roop
Bendy Casimir vs. Ricardo Lamas
Courtney Buck vs. Fredson Paixao

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