by Ken Pishna – MMAWeekly.com (Additional reporting – Damon Martin)
Little more than a month out from World Extreme Cagefighting’s first pay-per-view event and there’s already a significant change to the fight card. Damacio Page re-aggravated an existing shoulder injury and has been forced out of his bantamweight showdown with Antonio Banuelos.
Page’s camp said that the injury was nothing too serious and that he expects to return sometime over the summer.
Banuelos won’t be taking a step down in opposition, as WEC officials informed MMAWeekly.com that Scott Jorgensen will take Page’s place on April 24 in Sacramento, Calif.
The bout is a rematch of their WEC 41 fight last June, where Banuelos won a narrow split decision.
Jorgensen (9-3) is fresh off a 31-second submission of Chad George at WEC 47 on March 6, his third straight victory. His last defeat was the decision loss to Banuelos.
Banuelos (17-5), a longtime student and friend of former UFC champion Chuck Liddell, is putting a three-fight winning streak of his own on the line in the rematch.
A featherweight title bout between champion Jose Aldo and former champion Urijah Faber heads the WEC 48 fight card in Sacramento.