by Ricardo Mendoza – MMAWeekly.com
World Extreme Cagefighting has added several fights to what will be their biggest show yet, scheduled to take place on June 1 in Sacramento, Calif. at the Arco Arena.
American Top Team fighter Mike Brown will make his World Extreme Cagefighting debut when he takes on Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt Jeff Curran. Brown comes off a submission victory over Manny Reyes Jr. at Premier X-treme Fighting. Curran failed to become featherweight champion at WEC 31, being submitted by titleholder Urijah Faber with a guillotine choke.
Former Shooto lightweight champion Alexandre Franca Nogueira faces off with fellow Brazilian fighter Jose Aldo. Nogueira knocked out Shuichiro Katsumura at K-1 Hero’s 9, while Aldo comes off a decision victory over Shoji Maruyama at the Pancrase: 2007 Neo Blood Tournament Finals.
Russian fighter Alex Serdyukov takes on the debuting Brazilian striker Luis Sapo. Serdyukov finished Ryan Stonitsch by submission at WEC 33, while Sapo scored a decision victory over Jorge Patino at Midway Fight.
Cobra Kai middleweight Eric Schambari returns to action after suffering his first loss to take on the eccentric Tim McKenzie. Schambari lost via decision to Bryan Baker at WEC 31. McKenzie is also coming off of a loss, having been knocked out by Steve Cantwell at WEC 33.
In bantamweight action, former King of the Cage champion Charlie Valencia takes on Californian fighter Dominick Cruz. Valencia lost by knockout to Yoshiro Maeda at WEC 32, while Cruz scored a knockout victory over Kenneth Aimes at Total Combat 27.
Already announced is the main event featherweight title bout between champion Urijah Faber and former UFC lightweight champion Jens Pulver.
Other fights that have been confirmed but not officially announced include a WEC bantamweight title fight between champion Miguel Torres and Japanese striker Yoshiro Maeda; former WEC lightweight champion “Razor” Rob McCullough taking on wrestler Kenneth Alexander; and a lightweight fight between UFC veteran Rich Crunkilton and Colorado fighter Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone.