OK, maybe that headline is a bit hyperbolic, but the WEC 47 card on March 6 in Columbus is nothing short of amazing. Have you taken a look at it lately? Let's take a gander.
Brian Bowles vs. Dominick Cruz for the bantamweight title: This will be Bowles' first time back in the cage since his upset knockout of Miguel Torres and since breaking his hand on Torres' skull. Cruz won his shot at Bowles by beating Joseph Benavidez and quietly putting together a run of five straight wins.
Joseph Benavidez vs. Miguel Torres: It's easy to focus on Torres and his return to the fighting after his first loss since 2003 because that in and of itself is a compelling story. However, Benavidez, Urijah Faber's training partner, always brings excitement to the cage. He is also coming off of a loss and has much to prove in the bantamweight division.
The debut of Chad Mendes: Though he's on the undercard, Mendes is one you should hope gets bumped onto the televised card. He was an NCAA Division I runner-up wrestler for Cal Poly, and has been training with Urijah Faber since graduation. Mendes has five wins in five fights and will look to continue his undefeated streak against Erik Koch.
That's not enough for you to tune in or buy tickets? Fine. Then how about Scott Jorgensen against Chad George, or Jens Pulver taking on Javier Vazquez? Still not good enough for you? Will L.C. Davis fighting Deividas Taurosevicius satiate you?
The WEC reliably puts on exciting cards, but this one might be the best that they've put together since Faber/Pulver I, a card so packed that Mike Brown, Jose Aldo and Dominick Cruz were all on the undercard.