- WEC NAMES REPLACEMET FOR CRUNKILTON

May 8, 2007
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by MMAWeekly.com
World Extreme Cagefighting Co-General Manager Scott Adams confirmed that they have signed Sherron Leggett to replace the recently injured Rich Crunkilton. The main event of the May 12th WEC event at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nev. was originally scheduled to feature Crunkilton challenging “Razor” Rob McCullough for the WEC Lightweight Championship.

McCullough pulled out of the fight due to a knee injury. His replacement, UFC veteran Jamie Varner, also had to withdraw, due to a rib injury. The WEC then signed King of the Cage veteran Charlie Kohler as the latest replacement to face Crunkilton.

Crunkilton then fractured his arm in a training session this past weekend and will be unable to fight, making him the third fighter to bow out of the originally planned main event.

Leggett, 12-3, will now step in to face Kohler. Fighting out of UFC veteran Dave Strasser’s Freestyle Academy in Wisconsin, Leggett enters the bout with Kohler on a 8-fight winning streak.

The main event for Saturday’s event now stands as a WEC light heavyweight title defense as champion Doug “Rhino” Marshall steps into the cage with challenger and XFO Light Heavyweight Champion Justin McElfresh.

The WEC will also make their debut on the Versus network on June 3rd with a live fight card from Las Vegas featuring WEC Featherweight Champion Urijah Faber.

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