In the UFC lightweight championship, B.J. Penn defeated Kenny Florian, securing his place in the pound for pound top five.
At WEC 42, Miguel Torres, considered by many a top five fighter in the world today, did not follow suit with his fellow members of the exclusive list.
Torres looked to extend his 17-fight win streak to eighteen this night, but failed when his effective combo led to over- aggressiveness.
Torres landed a three punch combination to the head of Brian Bowles. As Bowles was pushed back to the cage, Torres looked to finish what he started, but simply got caught by the heavy hand of Bowles. Torres was sent to the mat, where Bowles finished him off with an aggressive session of ground and pound.
The after fight "vibe" can be described as surreal. The year 2003 was the last time Torres lost, and his losing to such a young, inexperienced fighter truly is astonishing.
However, Bowles spent several weeks down at American Top Team, home of Mike Brown, WEC featherweight champion, who upset the seemingly unbeatable Urijah Faber not too long ago. ATT is making its name heard in the WEC, one fight at a time.
After the first Faber-Brown fight, and Torres' loss to Bowles, the WEC is proving just how unpredictable it can be.One of the organization's poster boys may have lost his belt, but this fight just goes to show how dynamic these three low weight divisions are.