by Damon Martin – MMAWeekly.com
The WEC announced several new fights for the upcoming card in Sacramento which will serve as the promotion’s first effort into pay-per-view on April 24.
While all the fights were confirmed for the WEC 48 card, it wasn’t disclosed if any of the fights will make the broadcast or if they will be undercard fights.
Cub Swanson (14-3) makes his return to action and faces “The Korean Zombie” Chan Sung Jung (10-1), who makes his promotional debut after being thought as one of the top prospects in the featherweight division.
Going 5-2 in his WEC career, Cub Swanson looks to make an impact in the ever growing 145lb weight class, while Jung makes his debut in the United States after spending the majority of his career in Japan, most recently fighting in Sengoku.
Also announced for the card, Japanese heavy hitter Takeya Mizugaki (12-4-2) tries to bounce back from a loss in his last fight against Scott Jorgensen when he faces grappling wizard Rani Yahya (15-5) who also suffered a tough loss in his last trip out when he was TKO’d by current top bantamweight contender Joseph Benavidez.
Tough British fighter Brad Pickett (18-4) will look to build on his last win, a submission over Kyle Dietz in December, when he faces undefeated Matt Hume product, Demetrious Johnson (5-0).
The final fight confirmed for the WEC card in April features the return of undefeated featherweight Brandon Visher who tries to keep his unbeaten streak alive when he faces promotional newcomer Tyler Toner.
More fights are expected to be announced for the April card in the coming weeks. Stay tuned to MMAWeekly.com for the latest WEC news and pay-per-view information.