UFC 132 Results Recap: Brian Bowles vs Takeya Mizugaki

Photo by Scott Peterson via MMA Weekly.

Former WEC bantamweight champ Brian Bowles took a unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27) over Takeya Mizugaki at UFC 132. Bowles broke his right hand when he caught Mizugaki with a hard shot in the second round and focused on grappling for the remainder of the fight.

What was the high spot of this fight?

Bowles cracking Mizugaki with a hard right hand while catching a kick to slam him to the ground in the second round.

Where do these guys go from here?

Bowles is likely headed for a title shot against Dominick Cruz -- the man who took his WEC title and the only blotch on his 10-1 record. The big question for that fight is how the UFC will market it as it seems very unlikely to headline a pay-per-view card.

Mizugaki falls to 1-1 in the UFC and 3-4 overall in fights promoted by Zuffa (he went 2-3 with the WEC). I expect he'll continue to get fights in the UFC as long as he can maintain that winning percentage. 

Watch it now, later, or never?

Of the fights that went the distance at UFC 132, I'd put this third on my list to watch after Njokuani-Winner and Simpson-Tavares, but if you are a fan of the faster-paced bantamweight action, you might want to bump it to the front of that list. 

Also if you are involved with Dominick Cruz' coaching staff, I'd watch this fight early and often to get a bead on the likely next challenger to Cruz' 135lb crown.

More BE coverage of UFC 132 after the jump.

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