by MMAWeekly.com Staff
World Extreme Cagefighting on Tuesday confirmed previous reports that newcomer Mackens Semerzier would step in to replace injured fighter Erik Koch. He will face No. 4 ranked featherweight Wagnney Fabiano at WEC 43 on Oct. 10 in San Antonio, Texas.
Semerzier is a training partner of former WEC bantamweight champion Miguel Torres. WEC 43 will mark the first time that he has fought outside of Virginia and North Carolina. In Fabiano, Semerzier faces the toughest test of his young career.
Fabiano has lost only one time in his 13-bout career. Currently on an eight-fight winning streak, he is on the fast track to a shot at the WEC featherweight championship currently held by Mike Brown.
“Wagnney is an awesome fighter,” Semerzier, who fights out of Virginia Beach, Va., said. “I came up watching him fight some of the best. I know his jiu-jitsu is at a high level, but this isn’t a grappling match, it’s a fight. I’ll be ready to fight and make a name for myself in the WEC on Oct. 10.”