WEC 50: Cruz vs Benavidez will take place August 18, at The Pearl ant the Palms in Las Vegas, NV. The event will air on Versus at 9 p.m. ET.

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The event will headline WEC bantamweight champion. Dominick Cruz (15-1) vs  team alpha male fighter, Joseph Benavidez (12-1). Interestingly Benavidez has only loss once and that was to the champ back in August a year ago. Cruz also only carries one loss and that is too alpha male leader Urijah Faber in March, 2007.

Co-headlining the event will be Anthony Pettis (10-1) vs Shane Roller (8-2). With both men coming off the hugest win of their career’s, the competition will be tense as we find the new top lightweight contender.

Official fight card

Main card

Bantamweight Championship bout:  Dominick Cruz (c) vs.  Joseph Benavidez

Dominick Cruz defeats Joseph Benavidez via split decision (47-48, 48-47, 49-46)

Lightweight bout:  Shane Roller vs.  Anthony Pettis

Anthony Pettis defeats Shane Roller via submission (triangle) Round 3, 4:51

Featherweight bout:  Cub Swanson vs.  Chad Mendes
Chad Mendes defeats Cub Swanson via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)

Bantamweight bout:  Scott Jorgensen vs.  Brad Pickett
Scott Jorgensen defeats Brad Pickett via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Lightweight bout:  Bart Palaszewski vs.  Zach Micklewright
Bart Palaszewki defeats Zach Micklewright  via TKO (punches) Round 2, 0:31

Preliminary Card

Lightweight bout:  Anthony Njokuani vs.  Maciej Jewtuszko
Maciej Jewtuszko defeats Anthony Njokuani via TKO (punches) – Round 1, 1:35

Featherweight bout:  Javier Vazquez vs.  Mackens Semerzier
Javier Vazquez def. Mackens Semerzier via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 2, 1:35.

Lightweight bout:  Ricardo Lamas vs.  Dave JansenFeatherweight bout:  Fredson Paixão vs.  Bryan Caraway
Fredson Paixao defeated Bryan Caraway via split decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28)

Lightweight bout:  Danny Castillo vs.  Dustin Poirier
Danny Castillo defeats Dustin Poirier via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 30-27)