WEC 43 Lineup Complete for San Antonio
Former International Fight League featherweight champion Wagnney
Fabiano will toe the line against unbeaten newcomer Erik Koch at
WEC 43 “Cerrone vs. Henderson” on Oct. 10 at the AT&T Center in
WEC officials on Monday announced the complete card, which features
four world-ranked fighters, including Fabiano.
Widely regarded as one of the top three featherweights in the
sport, Fabiano has won eight consecutive fights dating back to a
controversial 2006 loss to Jeff Curran.
Based out of the revered Nova Uniao camp, the 34-year-old Brazilian
jiu-jitsu black belt last appeared at WEC 40 in April, when he
defeated four-time BJJ world champion Fredson
Paixao by unanimous decision. Fabiano also holds notable
victories against one-time Shooto champion Akitoshi
Tamura, L.C. Davis
Koch, perfect through seven professional bouts, has not competed
since he submitted Tom Ahrens and
Shutt on the same night at Midwest Cage Championship 20 in
April. The 20-year-old Iowan, a former Mainstream MMA titleholder,
also holds a submission victory against Pride Fighting
Championships, WEC and Adrenaline MMA veteran Joe Pearson.
In fact, five of his seven wins have come by submission.
An interim lightweight title bout pairing Donald
Cerrone with Benson
Henderson will headline WEC 43, which was originally scheduled
for Sept. 2 at the Covelli Centre in Youngstown, Ohio. WEC
officials postponed and moved the event last week, citing a minor
injury to Henderson.
Cerrone vs. Benson
Crunkilton vs. Dave
Page vs. Akitoshi
Assuncao vs. Yves
Njokuani vs. Muhsin
Rebello vs. Scott
Fabiano vs. Erik Koch
Wineland vs. Manny
Valencia vs. Coty
Taurosevicius vs. Mark
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