Logan Clark, originally slated to face Bryan Baker at WEC 33 on March 26, will instead face Scott Harper. Clark announced the bout on his website on Wednesday.
Clark was actually a last minute replacement for the injured Nissan Osterneck. During the past week, however, current middleweight champion Paulo Filho withdrew from his title defense having recently checked himself into a rehabilitation clinic for a reported substance abuse problem, leaving challenger Chael Sonnen without an opponent.
“Since the WEC was having difficult time finding someone to fight Sonnen on short notice,” said Clark, “they have decided to bump Bryan Baker up to fighting Sonnen since he is an undefeated WEC contender who might be able to give Sonnen a good challenge.”
Clark maintains a 7-1 professional record with his only loss being a unanimous decision to Eric Schambari in his last bout for World Extreme Cagefighting.
Harper has never fought on an event of this magnitude, but comes into the bout with an 8-3 professional record.
“Scott may have a few losses but hasn’t dropped a fight since joining American Top Team this last year,” Clark stated. “He is on a three-fight win streak with three submission stoppages. He looks to have a good ground game but not exceptional stand-up. This means that I will be able to stick with my previous game plan and look for the knockout standing.”