WEC: Bowles vs. Cruz 25-words-or-less fight recaps

It's a busy time for most Americans; your DVR is already overloaded with things you 'need' to watch, the Oscars were just on, it's tax season, Christmas is right around the corner. So we understand if you didn't have time to sit down and watch all of WEC: Bowles vs. Cruz on Saturday, March 6.

 

It's a busy time for most Americans; your DVR is already overloaded with things you 'need' to watch, the Oscars were just on, it's tax season, Christmas is right around the corner. So we understand if you didn't have time to sit down and watch all of WEC: Bowles vs. Cruz on Saturday, March 6.

So as a public service, we're offering visually-enhanced, short-form recaps. If what you see piques your interest, you can watch the full replays at UFC Live or the televised portions Wednesday at 9 pm and midnight ET/6 pm and 9 pm PT on Versus.

 

 

 

 

1. Ricardo Lamas vs. Bendy Casimir
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 Lamas faked an attack; Casimir dropped and absorbed a brutal knee. Mouthpiece flying, the Frenchman was out cold.

2. Fredson Paixao vs. Courtney Buck
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Do not let Fredson Paixao take your back with hooks in. Buck attempted a leg kick and Paixao pounced, setting into motion the fateful conclusion.

3. Leonard Garcia vs. George Roop
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A questionable point deduction cost George Roop victory in an entertaining FOTN. Roop delivered; split draw was greeted with boos.

4. Danny Castillo vs. Anthony Pettis
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Trainer Duke Roufus counseled Anthony Pettis: “Pump the jab and follow with a kick." Moments later, lightweight Danny Castillo was lying unconscious on the mat.

5. Chad Mendes vs. Erik Koch
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In a battle of unbeatens, Koch scored with a high kick that opened a deep gash; Mendes used takedowns to score a unanimous decision victory.

6. Scott Jorgensen vs. Chad George
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George shot on Jorgensen, and the wrestling champ sprawled and secured ideal front headlock position: 31-second submission.

7. Bart Palaszewski vs. Karen Darabedyan
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Darabedyan was pitching a shutout until Palaszewski pulled off a stunning armbar. “He was clipping me,” Palaszewski said. “(But) he kept leaving his arms out.”

8. Deividas Taurosevicius vs. LC Davis
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Even the most passionate fight fan had to be thinking: Please make it stop. “It” being this clinchfest. Little of note happened. Majority decision Davis.

9. Jens Pulver vs. Javier Vazquez
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A thrilling three minutes and 40 seconds between striker and grappler: takedown, reversal, takedown, reversed, takedown, tight armbar.- hush over the pro-Pulver crowd.
 

10. Miguel Angel Torres vs. Joseph Benavidez
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Benavidez controlled the fight, scored a takedown and opened Torres’ forehead with a hard elbow. Blood gushed, Benavidez locked in a guillotine choke.

11. Brian Bowles vs. Dominick Cruz
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4-to-1 underdog battered Bowles; Bowles did not return for third round. “The first punch I threw in the fight I broke my hand,” Bowles explained.

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