WEC 47: Bowles vs. Cruz Official Results

WEC 47: Bowles vs. Cruz was a mixed martial arts event held by World Extreme Cagefighting on March 6, 2010. It was held at the Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio

WEC 47 coincided with the Arnold Sports Festival, which annually draws up to 150,000 sports fans to Columbus, Ohio. This was the first WEC event to take place in Ohio. Previously, the UFC held three cards – UFC 68, UFC 82, and UFC 96 – in Columbus during the March sports festival.

Leonard Garcia was set to face Diego Nunes, but Nunes was forced from the card with an injury. Nunes was replaced by George Roop.

Stephan Bonnar filled in for Frank Mir as color commentator, due to training commitments for Mir.


Dominick Cruz def. Brian Bowles via TKO (doctor’s stoppage) – Round 2, 5:00
Joseph Benavidez def. Miguel Torres via submission (guillotine choke) – Round 2, 2:57
Javier Vazquez def. Jens Pulver via submission (armbar) – Round 1, 3:41
L.C. Davis def. Deividas Taurosevicius via majority decision (29-29, 29-28, 29-28)
Bart Palaszewski def. Karen Darabedyan via submission (armbar) – Round 1, 4:40
Scott Jorgensen def. Chad George via submission (guillotine choke) – Round 1, 0:31
Chad Mendes def. Erik Koch via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Anthony Pettis def. Danny Castillo via knockout (head kick) – Round 1, 2:17
Leonard Garcia vs. George Roop declared split draw (29-27, 27-29, 28-28)
Fredson Paixao def. Courtney Buck via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 1, 2:39
Ricardo Lamas def. Bendy Casimir via knockout (knee) – Round 1, 3:43

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