WEC 42: Torres vs. Bowles aired live from the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas on Aug. 9. Fighting on the card's headliner, Brian Bowles looked to score an upset of bantamweight champ Miguel Torres. And that, he did. <br><br>Bowles (center) knocked out the former champion in the first round for the title, capping his rapid rise to the top of the WEC ranks.
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Bowles (red trunks) earned Knockout of the Night for his finish of Torres.
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While Bowles tried to keep the match standing, Miguel Torres tried to utilize his jiu-jitsu skills.
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Danny Castillo (facing) extended his win streak to three with a TKO victory over Ricardo Lamas.
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Dominick Cruz (red trunks) defeated Joseph Benavidez by decision. With the win, Cruz became the No. 1 contender for the bantamweight title.
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With the win, Cruz became the No. 1 contender for the bantamweight title.
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