by Damon Martin – MMAWeekly.com
A featherweight bout has been added to the next WEC show slated for Aug 9 as former top contender, “Bad Boy” Leonard Garcia returns to action to face Jameel Massouh, as confirmed to MMAWeekly.com on Friday by sources close to the fight.
Garcia steps back into the WEC cage for the first time since suffering a loss to current champion, Mike Brown, in a title fight back in March. Up to that fight, Garcia had won his previous two bout since dropping to 145lbs including wins over Jens Pulver and Hiroyuki Takaya.
The Texas native has been spending his time in camp in New Mexico at Greg Jackson’s gym to help friend and teammate, Donald Cerrone, get ready for his fight coming up Sunday night against James Krause.
His opponent, Jameel Massouh, will make his second appearance in the WEC, after suffering a loss in his debut bout against top ten featherweight, Rafael Assuncao.
Massouh put up a tough fight for all three rounds in the bout with Assuncao, but came up short in the end. He will look to bounce back when facing another top notch opponent in Leonard Garcia.
The event on Aug 9 will take place at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas with the headline bout pitting WEC bantamweight champion, Miguel Torres, against top challenger, Brian Bowles.