by Tom Hamlin – MMAWeekly.com
Sources close to “Razor” Rob McCullough’s camp have confirmed to MMAWeekly.com that the former lightweight World Extreme Cagefighting champion returns to action on June 1 against Kenneth Alexander at the Arco Arena in Sacramento, Calif.
Part of the WEC’s most ambitious live effort yet, McCullough will attempt to avenge an early career loss to Alexander in 2002. Alexander bested the Huntington Beach native by decision after two rounds at a Hitman Fighting Productions event.
It will also be an opportunity for McCullough to get back on the winning track after a brutal TKO loss to Jamie Varner, which cost him the belt he earned at the beginning of 2007. Early on, Varner ruptured McCullough’s eardrum with a punch, then came back from a mouthpiece-ejecting right hand to finish McCullough with strikes.
Alexander re-emerged in MMA last year after a nearly five-year absence from the sport. He lost his WEC debut against Donald Cerrone by triangle choke, but the Nevada State Athletic Commission overturned the win to a no contest when Cerrone tested positive for diuretics. Alexander had won his last two appearances before joining the ranks of the Zuffa-owned organization.
McCullough and Alexander were unavailable for comment at the time of publication.