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WEC 47 Live Blog: Miguel Torres vs. Joseph Benavidez Updates

This is the WEC 47 live blog for Miguel Torres vs. Joseph Benavidez, a bantamweight bout on tonight's Versus card in Columbus, Ohio.

Torres faces one of Urijah Faber's teammates as he looks to bounce back from losing the WEC title to Brian Bowles. Benavidez scored a first-round TKO over Rani Yahya last December at WEC 45.

The live blog begins below.

Benavidez is out first, backed by Urijah Faber and the Alpha Male crew. Torres comes out accompanied by Mariachi music. Robert Drysdale is in his corner.

They stand face-to-face and Torres looks down on his smaller opponent.

Round 1: Torres circles. He throws an inside leg kick. They collide on leg kicks. They each miss big kicks. Benavidez with counter punches against a Torres kick. Torres charges in with a leg kick. Benavidez looking for the knockout shot. Nice exchange of punches. Benavidez again counters a kick with a punch and Torres slips to his butt. Torres aggressively buttscoots and stands. They trade knees in clinch, and it's Benavidez who takes down Torres. Torres drives heel kicks in guard, Royce Gracie style. Benavidez controls Torres and attempts a choke. Benavidez, inside of Torres' halfguard, attempts to ground and pound. Torres defends well and escapes to closed guard.

MMA Fighting scores the round 10-9 for Benavidez.

Round 2: Benavidez throws a huge left and Torres covers. Benavidez the aggressor. Torres content sticking out jabs. Benavidez with a huge takedown at 2:38. Benavidez with two heavy elbows. Torres in guard. Torres' face is completely covered in blood. Benavidez holds onto a guillotine and Torres taps.

Torres submits for the first time in his career.

Benavidez wins by submission - Round 1, 2:57

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