by Damon Martin – MMAWeekly.com
A change has been made to the upcoming WEC card set for Sacramento, CA as Richard Crunkilton will be unable to make his scheduled fight due to an undisclosed injury. Stepping in to face Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone will be newcomer, James Krause, who currently holds an undefeated record making his WEC debut.
The bout was confirmed to MMAWeekly.com by sources close to the fight on Tuesday who indicated that bout agreements for the fight have been issued at this point.
James Krause makes his move to the WEC holding a 9-0 record with most of his fights taking place in regional MMA shows. His most recent fight took place in the Titan Fighting Championships, getting a submission win over Steve Schneider.
Getting the opportunity to fight in the WEC, Krause will have no easy task at hand when he faces Cerrone, who comes into the fight after a tough loss to Jamie Varner in January, which was the first of his career.
Training with Greg Jackson’s camp in New Mexico and Colorado, Cerrone will look to cement himself as the top contender to Varner’s title with a win in June.
The main event for the June 7 show will pit featherweight champion, Mike Brown, against Urijah Faber in a rematch for the 145lb title.