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BOWLES OUT; MIZUGAKI TO FACE TORRES AT WEC 40

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Miguel Torres will have a new opponent for his April 5 title defense at WEC 40 in Chicago, as MMAWeekly.com has confirmed that Brian Bowles has been forced out of the bout with an undisclosed injury. Stepping in to replace him is No. 6 ranked bantamweight Takeya Mizugaki, who is expected to sign a five-fight deal with the WEC, Torres being his first opponent.



The news was confirmed to MMAWeekly.com by multiple sources close to the fight on Wednesday.



Mizugaki makes not only his WEC debut, but also his debut in the United States with an impressive resume of fights on the worldwide stage. The Japanese based fighter has won his last five fights while competing in the GCM Cage Force series. He spent the biggest part of his career with the Shooto organization.

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Post #1   2/25/09 3:15:16PM   

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Mizugaki is gonna get hurt.

Post #2   2/25/09 3:17:09PM   

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DAMN!!! i was really looking forward to bowles testing miggy, not saying he would have won but woulda been a great fight for a few rounds i think

Post #3   2/25/09 4:18:38PM   

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Said "undisclosed injury" is a back injury according to Junkie. No word on how long Bowles is out, but surgery will not be needed so he could be back this summer.

Post #4   2/25/09 5:01:27PM   

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Bummer...that was the only competetive fight on the card. Nice work at getting a decent opponent on short notice, but it won't be as big a test for Torres. At this point he should really start considering that move to 145 after this bout.

Post #5   2/25/09 5:10:12PM   

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Well this sucks.

Post #6   2/25/09 5:48:52PM   

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Sux! Bowles was the real deal and I could have seen him(not that I would like it) beating Torres in an immpressive fashion.

Post #7   2/25/09 6:42:49PM   

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Huh?! Steve Mazzagatti doesn't stand a chance!?!?!?!?!



Post #8   2/25/09 6:49:23PM   

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Damnit. Bowles is my boy. Sucks to hear that he's out.

Post #9   2/25/09 9:28:45PM   

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Total BUMMER DUDE

Post #10   2/27/09 2:35:17PM