WEC 50: Mendes vs. Swanson, Jorgensen vs. Pickett, Jewtuszko vs. Njokuani

Joshua CareySenior Analyst IJuly 6, 2010

World Extreme Cagefighting will return to Las Vegas, Nevada on August 18th, for WEC 50 live from the Palms Casino and Resort.

Headlining the event will be world bantamweight champion, Dominick Cruz, as he looks to defend his 135lb. title against challenger, Joseph Benavidez.

In addition to championship main event, WEC officials announced several other matchups earlier today. 

One of which will feature Benavidez's teammate, Chad Mendes, as Mendes looks to continue on his impressive seven fight win streak and stay undefeated. His opponent will be Cub Swanson, who owns a record of 14-3 and 4-2 inside of the WEC.

Knockout artist, Anthony Njokuani will look to get back into the win column when he steps into the cage against Polish fighter, Maciej Jewtuszko.

Jewtuszko will make his debut in front of the American fans as Njokuani tries to rebound from his submission loss to Shane Roller back at WEC 48.

Rounding out the announced fights will be Scott Jorgensen, whom is on the cusp of a title shot as he is currently on a four-fight win streak and last dispatched of Antonio Banuelos at WEC 48.

Jorgensen steps in against Brad Pickett, who also fought at WEC 48 and was victorious as well.

Pickett is a British mixed martial artist who is 2-0 inside of the organization and is riding a nine fight win streak.

With the aforementioned fights being announced for WEC 50, live from The Pearl at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas the full fight card stands at ten fights.


Main Card:

Champion, Dominick Cruz vs. Joseph Benavidez

Urijah Faber vs. Takeya Mizugaki

Scott Jorgensen vs. Brad Pickett

Shane Roller vs. Anthony Pettis

Cub Swanson vs. Chad Mendes


Preliminary Card:

Bart Palaszewski vs. Zach Micklewright

Javier Vazquez vs. Mackens Semerzier

Ricardo Lamas vs. Dave Jensen

Bryan Caraway vs. Fredson Paixao

Anthony Njokuani vs. Maciej Jewtuszko