WEC Bantamweight Champion Miguel Torres (35-1) successfully defended his title on Wednesday night at The Joint at The Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, dispatching 135-pound challenger Manny Tapia (10-1-1) with strikes midway through the second round of their WEC 37 headliner.
Bantamweight contender Brian Bowles (7-0) remained undefeated in a featured undercard bout, submitting Will Ribeiro (9-2) early in the third round.
WEC 37: Torres vs. Tapia Results
- Miguel Torres (c) def. Manny Tapia via TKO (strikes) — Round 2, 3:04
WEC Bantamweight Championship
- Wagnney Fabiano def. Akitoshi Tamura via submission (arm triangle) — Round 3, 4:48
- Brian Bowles def. Will Ribeiro via submission (guillotine) — Round 3, 1:11
- Joseph Benavidez def. Danny Martinez via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
- Johny Hendricks def. Justin Haskins via TKO (strikes) — Round 2, 0:52
- Mark Munoz def. Ricardo Barros via TKO (strikes) — Round 1, 2:26
- Diego Nunes def. Cole Province via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
- Bart Palaszewski def. Alex Karalexis via TKO (strikes) — Round 2, 1:11
- Cub Swanson def. Hirouki Takaya via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
- Shane Roller def. Mike Budnik via submission (guillotine) — Round 1, 1:01