by Damon Martin – MMAWeekly.com
A change has been made to the upcoming WEC 40 card in Chicago as lightweight Anthony Pettis has been forced out of his scheduled fight against Anthony Njokuani with an undisclosed injury. Stepping into replace Pettis will be Bart Palaszewski, who accepted the fight on just over one week’s notice.
The bout was confirmed to MMAWeekly.com on Thursday by sources close to the fight.
Palaszewski last fought on the WEC show in early March dropping a unanimous decision to newcomer Ricardo Lamas. Now the former IFL fighter is looking to get back on track stepping in on short notice to take on Anthony Njokuani.
Njokuani returns to the WEC after losing his initial fight in the promotion against Ben Henderson in January and has no easy task facing a veteran like Palaszewski.
The bout between Njokuani and Palaszewski will remain on the untelevised portion of the undercard for the WEC’s debut show in Chicago.