Brian Bowles becomes new WEC Bantamweight Champion with knockout of Miguel Torres

In the main event at Sunday night’s WEC 42 event in Las Vegas, Miguel Torres took on the undefeated, yet much less experienced Brian Bowles.

However, the lack of experience did not prevent Bowles from believing in himself. He said after the fight that most of Torres’ opponents buy too much into his hype.

Bowles appeared to be bigger and stronger and his confidence was noticeable. Torres began the fight with leg kicks but it was not long until he found himself on his back from a takedown. Torres got back to his feet and landed a big right hand that stunned Bowles. Torres then moved in for the attack throwing a flurry, and that is when he got caught.

Bowles landed a hard right that dropped Torres. Torres threw his legs up for protection and tried to hold onto Bowles’ wrists. Bowles threw a few rights that partially connected and then threw three big lefts that knocked Torres unconscious.

It was over. The seventeen fight win-streak of Miguel Torres had ended and the WEC had a new Bantamweight Champion just 3:57 into the first round.

So what happened to Torres? Maybe it just was not fair. Maybe no one is supposed to go that long without knowing the sorrow of defeat. Maybe he had become complacent. Maybe Brian Bowles is just that good.

Brian Bowles, now 8-0 has finished every opponent he has faced. He trains with the Hardcore Gym in Athens, Ga. This was his second fight in the WEC. If you didn’t know, now you know.

For a complete listing of WEC 42’s winners and losers and our play-by-play go here: WEC 42 results & play by play.

By:  Jack Bratcher