by Damon Martin – MMAWeekly.com
A replacement has been found to step in and face Steve Steinbeiss at the World Extreme Cagefighting event on Sept. 10. Former “Ultimate Fighter” Season 1 cast member Alex Schoenauer has been tapped to replace Mark Munoz, who was forced off the card with a knee injury.
The fight was confirmed to MMAWeekly.com by sources close to the situation on Thursday.
Since exiting the UFC, Schoenauer has spent the majority of his time fighting for the now defunct International Fight League in the light heavyweight division. During his time with the promotion, he amassed a 5-5 record with his most notable wins coming against fighters such as Travis Wiuff and Allen Goes.
Now he steps in to face Steinbeiss who comes into the bout riding a three-fight win streak, looking to make an impact in the WEC 205-pound weight class before a its rumored melding into the UFC.
No official announcement has been made from the WEC regarding the match-up so it is still unclear if the bout will be featured on the main card televised on Versus or the untelevised portion of undercard.