Bantamweight contenders Joseph Benavidez and Dominick Cruz and featherweights Fredson Paixao and Cole Province will square off at WEC 42 on August 9th in Las Vegas, according to MMAjunkie.
The event, which is headlined by WEC bantamweight champion Miguel Torres defending his title against Brian Bowles, takes place at the Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino and airs live on Versus.
A teammate of Urijah Faber, Benavidez (10-0) improved his undefeated record to 10-0 in April with a unanimous decision over Jeff Curran at WEC 40. Following nine-straight victories, Cruz (13-1) made his WEC debut in a featherweight title bout against Urijah Faber at WEC 26, but was submitted in the opening round. He’s since dropped down to 135-pounds, where he’s won four-straight bouts to return to title contention, including a decision victory over Ivan Lopez at WEC 40 in April.
Paixao (8-3) made his WEC debut in April, suffering a unanimous decision loss to Wagney Fabiano at WEC 40. Province (5-1) debuted in the WEC last December, losing to Diego Nunes via unanimous decision at WEC 37.
[Pictured: Joseph Benavidez]