#1 Dominic Cruz ably defended his WEC belt against #3 Joseph Benavidez at WEC 50.
Bloody Elbow readers voted Leonard Garcia vs. Chan Sung Jung at WEC 48 as their fight of the mid-year for 2010.
The Bantamweight division hasn't been seeing too much significant action in a few months. This will change when #1 Dominick Cruz defends his WEC belt against #3 Joseph Benavidez on August 18.
Another division with no major movement in June. The biggest deal was probably #7 Marlon Sandro making short work of #10 Masanori Kanehara at Sengoku Raiden Championships.
Times have changed, and the declining Japanese MMA scene may actually set up a possible royal flush for the WEC in terms of attaining all of the top talent in one weight class. Not only would it give the division a roster of the best talent available to challenge for the title, but it would prove without any shadow of a doubt that Jose Aldo is the best at 145 pounds.
The Alliance Gym's bantamweight king, broken hand and all, still sits atop the division. At WEC 47, the Alliance Gym bantamweight #1 Dominick Cruz easily out kickboxed #2 Brian Bowles at WEC 47 last month.
Last month I promised a lot of shakeup in April and nothing could be truer. #1 Jose Aldo defended his title against #3 Urijah Faber in a dominant performance at WEC 48: Aldo vs. Faber. While there was some fan disappointment at Aldo's inability to finish The California Kid, there is no doubt who the top dog is in the division.