Las Vegas, NV (USA) – Two legendary names in the world of mixed martial arts return on Saturday, March 6 at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio in what is shaping up to be one of the deepest World Extreme Cagefighting® cards ever. WEC General Manager Reed Harris confirmed today that former bantamweight champion Miguel Angel Torres (36-2) will face top-ranked contender Joseph Benavidez (11-1), while former UFC® lightweight champion and featherweight star Jens Pulver (22-12-1) begins his trek back to the top with a bout against seasoned veteran Javier Vazquez (13-3).
“Joseph Benavidez and Miguel Torres both want a shot at the winner of the Brian Bowles-Dominick Cruz title fight,” Harris said. “So we expect these two to leave it all in the cage when they collide in Columbus on March 6. The same goes for Jens and Javier. Both guys are well-respected in this sport and both guys want to prove that they have what it takes to win the featherweight championship. It’s going to be a tremendous night.”