March 6, 2010
Dominick Cruz wrested the World Extreme Cagefighting bantamweight title from Brian Bowles after two dominant rounds in the WEC 47 main event Saturday at the Nationwide Arena, bringing an anticlimactic end to a rousing 11-fight slate.
Bowles could not answer the bell after a second round in which he repeatedly shook out a right hand that he could not clench. The former champion claimed he broke his hand on the first punch he landed.
“I knew it right then,” Bowles said. “That kind of just threw me off. My mind started thinking about my hand. I broke my hand in my last fight. That started going through my mind instead of concentrating on fighting.”
Broken hand or not, Bowles could not keep up with the speed and movement Cruz employed.
Cruz’s manager, Matt Stansell, predicted the fight would resemble a bullfight, with the challenger playing the role of matador. It was an accurate prognostication. Cruz made like an apparition, darting in and out, never on the same angle. Bowles tried to charge his elusive foe but repeatedly found himself on the end of a wide right hand counter that stopped him in his tracks on a number of occasions.
Cruz imposed his style more and more as the minutes ticked away, and the frustration mounted for Bowles. Cruz served his best salvo late in the second stanza, when he chased down Bowles, fired punches right down the pike and cut his legs out from under him with a chopping leg kick. As the frame wound down, it became apparent that something was wrong with Bowles’ right hand. He stopped throwing it with any conviction and shook it during lulls in the action.
Cruz’s corner signaled the end of the fight by exploding in celebration when it saw referee Kevin Mulhall waive off the fight before the start of the third round, delivering the 135-pound belt to the nearly 4-to-1 underdog.
Dominick Cruz was born on September 3rd, 1985 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dominick_Cruz
9 + 3 +2+0+0+9 = 23 = his personal year (from September 3rd, 2009 to September 2nd, 2010)
23 year + 3 (March) = 26 = his personal month (from March 3rd, 2010 to April 3rd, 2010)
26 month + 6 (6th of the month on Saturday March 6th, 2010) = 32 = his personal day = Winning. Victory. Triumph. Champion. Mighty. Glory. Pride. Top 10. First place. Number 1.
[This is the best possible number combination (23/26/32) anyone in his position could have had.]