It appears that WEC 50 will be Team Alpha Male Day in Las Vegas.
The latest addition to the August 18 card will be featherweight prospect Chad Mendes, fresh off a win over Anthony Morrison in March, taking on veteran WEC fighter Cub Swanson. Team Alpha Male fighters Urijah Faber and Joseph Benavidez will also star on the card.
The bout was confirmed to MMAWeekly.com by sources close to the fight on Tuesday.
Undefeated in his pro MMA career, Chad Mendes (7-0) has been a highly touted prospect ever since signing with the WEC in 2009. The California fighter has gone 2-0 under the promotion’s banner, posting wins over Eric Koch and Anthony Morrison.
Training out of Urijah Faber’s camp in Sacramento, Mendes is now the featherweight representative for the camp in the WEC with Faber and teammate Joseph Benavidez both competing at bantamweight now.
Returning to action in August, Cub Swanson (14-3) will look to build on his last win over John Franchi in November 2009, before an injury knocked him out of his proposed bout with the “Korean Zombie” Chan Sung Jung in April.
Swanson currently sits at 5-2 in the WEC, and hopes to get back into the contender’s race when he faces Mendes in August.
It’s likely that the bout between Mendes and Swanson will make the televised broadcast for the show airing on Versus August 18.