No surprises to note from the WEC 47 weigh-ins which took place on March 5 @ the Arnold Sports Festival in Columbus, Ohio. With a main card featuring the bantamweight championship fight and top contender?s bout, as well as the return of MMA legend Jens Pulver, WEC 47 is sure to be a fan favorite.
WEC Bantamweight Champion Brian Bowles weighed in at 134.5 pounds for his first title defense, while his opponent Dominick Cruz came in at 134 lbs.
Former bantamweight champ Miguel Angel Torres, coming off his first loss in years after Bowles scored a KO back in at WEC 42, returns to the Octagon to face Joseph Benavidez. Torres weighed in at 134.5 pounds, with Benavidez tipping the scales at 135 pounds.
Jens Pulver came in at 145.5 lbs, and will look to avoid his fifth straight loss as he faces Javier Vasquez, who weighed in on the dot at 145 pounds.
L.C. Davis and Deividas Taurosevicius had no problem making weight, and neither did the battle of long names and vowels between Karen Darabedyan and Bart Palaszewski.
Preliminary Fight Card ? WEC 47 Weigh In Results:
- Scott Jorgensen (135) vs Chad George (135.5)
- Chad Mendes (145) vs Erik Koch (144)
- Danny Castillo (155.5) vs Anthony Pettis (154.5)
- Leonard Garcia (145) vs George Roop (145.5)
- Fredson Paixao (144.5) vs Courtney Buck (145)
- Ricardo Lamas (155) vs Bendy Casimir (155.5)
WEC 47 takes place tonight beginning at 7 pm ET from Nationwide Arena in Columbus, OH. Pro Fighting Fans will be providing live WEC 47 coverage on Twitter @ProFightingFans and will post the official WEC 47 fight results overnight.