WHERE HE WANTS TO BE, BENAVIDEZ READY FOR CRUZ

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emfleek
8/3/09 8:21:18AM
No longer in the shadow of his mentor and friend, Urijah Faber, Joseph Benavidez has risen through the ranks to stake claim as the next big thing in the 135-pound division.

Set to face Dominick Cruz on Aug. 9 as the co-main event under current champ Miguel Torres at WEC 42, the supporting slot has become a comfortable trend for the New Mexico native. His fight with Cruz will mark the third time in three WEC appearances that Benavidez will be on the same card with Torres headlining. Needless to say, he has taken notice.

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D0wnUnd6e6r
8/3/09 5:10:31PM
I'm very confident that he'll put a beatdown in Cruz
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