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Joseph Benavidez Replaces Brian Bowles, Meets Wagnney Fabiano at WEC 52

Joseph BenavidezWith former bantamweight champ Brian Bowles sidelined by a broken foot, recent title challenger Joseph Benavidez will look to get back on track when he steps in against Wagnney Fabiano at WEC 52 on Nov. 11 in Las Vegas, according to Sherdog.

Joining teammates Urijah Faber and Chad Mendes on the Versus-televised main card, Benavidez (12-2) won four of his first five WEC fights before falling to Cruz for the second time in August, while Fabiano (14-2) is coming off wins over Clint Godfrey and Frank Gomez.

The WEC 52 fight card is headlined by former featherweight champ Urijah Faber’s bantamweight debut vs. Takeya Mizugaki.

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