(Cruz celebrates at the end of the round.)
As usual, World Extreme Cagefighting put on a exciting night of fights at the Pearl at the Palms in Las Vegas, Nev. Below you’ll find full results, bonus amounts, and a recap of our FIGHT! Picks. Check back later this morning for a photo gallery of Paul Thatcher’s best shots from WEC 50.
Dominick Cruz def. Joseph Benavidez via split decision to retain the WEC Bantamweight Championship.
Anthony Pettis def. Shane Roller by submission (triangle) at 4:51 of Round 3.
Chad Mendes def. Cub Swanson by unanimous decision.
Scott Jorgensen def. Brad Pickett by unanimous decision.
Bart Palaszewski def. Zach Micklewright by TKO (punches) at 0:31 of Round 2.
Maciej Jewtuszko def. Anthony Njokuani by TKO (punches) at 1:35 of Round 1.
Javier Vazquez def. Mackens Semerzier by submission (rear-naked choke) at 1:35 of Round 2.
Ricardo Lamas def. Dave Jansen by unanimous decision.
Fredson Paixao def. Bryan Caraway by split decision.
Danny Castillo def. Dustin Poirier by unanimous decision.
WEC General Manager Reed Harrris handed out $10,000 “Fight Night” bonuses to Maciej Jewtuszko (“Knockout of the Night”), Anthony Pettis (“Submission of the Night”), Scott Jorgensen and Brad Pickett (“Fight of the Night”).
FIGHT! is now 78-41 with our picks in 2010.
FIGHT! Pick: Cruz Resulting Outcome: CORRECT
Shane Roller (-170) vs. Anthony Pettis (+140)
FIGHT! Pick: Roller Resulting Outcome: INCORRECT
Scott Jorgensen (-215) vs. Brad Pickett (+175)
FIGHT! Pick: Jorgensen Resulting Outcome: CORRECT
Chad Mendes (-275) vs. Cub Swanson (+215)
FIGHT! Pick: Mendes Resulting Outcome: CORRECT