by Damon Martin – MMAWeekly.com
A change has been made to the upcoming WEC 38 card slated for Jan. 25, as MMAWeekly.com has confirmed that Ed Ratcliff has been forced out of his upcoming match-up against Anthony Njokuani due to an undisclosed injury. His replacement will be up and coming fighter, Benson Henderson, who steps in on just over a week’s notice to make his debut for the promotion.
The news was confirmed on Friday with Henderson stepping up and replacing Ratcliff, who has been forced out of his last two bouts with injuries.
Henderson, who trains out of The Lab in Glendale, Arizona, sports an impressive 7-1 record with a win in his last bout over former UFC lightweight Diego Saraiva.
Henderson has also been a competitor in top Canadian promotion Maximum Fighting Championships and was considered a lightweight title contender after his last win in the promotion back in July 2008.
His opponent, Anthony Njokuani, is also making his WEC debut. He enters on a two-fight win streak with his last fight in September of 2008.
The bout is expected to take place on the untelevised undercard portion of the show, taking place on Jan. 25 in San Diego.