The WEC has officially announced the full card and TV lineup for WEC 40: “Torres vs. Mizugaki”. WEC 40 takes place on Sunday, April 5 and it will be the promotion’s first trip to Chicago, Illinois.
The main event of WEC 40 features a bantamweight championship fight between current WEC bantamweight champ Miguel “Angel” Torres, who is a Chicago native, defending his belt against Shooto veteran Takeya Mizugaki, who replaces the injured Brian Bowles. Torres will be defending his title for the third time inside the WEC cage.
Other fights on the main card include: Former featherweight powerhouse Jeff Curran will make his debut at 135-pounds in the co-main event as he takes on the training partner of Urijah Faber, Joseph Benavidez, in what is considered to be a bantamweight number one contender elimination match. Highly regarded featherweight Raphael Assuncao will be making his much anticipated WEC debut against veteran Jameel Massouh. Rounding out the main card will be a lightweight fight between Shane Roller and Ben Henderson.
Below is the full WEC 40 fight card:
WEC Bantamweight Champion Miguel Torres vs. Takeya Mizugaki
Televised Main Card:
135 lbs.: Jeff Curran vs. Joseph Benavidez
155 lbs.: Shane Roller vs. Ben “Smooth” Henderson
155 lbs.: Raphael Assuncao vs. Jameel “The Sergeant” Massouh
145 lbs.: Wagnney Fabiano vs. Fredson Paixao
135 lbs.: Akitoshi “Ironman” Tamura vs. Manny “The Mangler” Tapia
145 lbs.: Cub Swanson vs. Diego “The
155 lbs.: Anthony Njokuani vs.
Anthony “Showtime” Pettis
135 lbs.: Dominick Cruz vs. Ivan Lopez
145 lbs.: Rafael Dias vs. Cole Province
135 lbs.: Rani Yahya vs. Eddie Wineland