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Torres retains title in all-out slugfest

Originally Published: April 6, 2009
By Brian Knapp | Sherdog.com

For once, Miguel Torres needed all five rounds.

Fighting just 18 miles from his hometown, the revered World Extreme Cagefighting bantamweight champion passed a stern test from Takeya Mizugaki in a unanimous decision victory at WEC 40 at the UIC Pavilion in Chicago on Sunday. Scores were 49-46, 49-46 and 48-47.

The 28-year-old Torres has rattled off an astounding 17 consecutive wins, but he was taken the distance for the first time in nearly four years by the hard-nosed ...

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