by Damon Martin – MMAWeekly.com
Just a day after Mackens Semerzier was forced off the WEC 48 pay-per-view card on April 24, Sacramento, Calif.’s own Chad Mendes has been tapped as a replacement to face Anthony Morrison in a featherweight undercard bout.

Mendes’ placement in the fight was confirmed to MMAWeekly.com on Thursday by sources close to the bout.

Recognized as one of the top prospects to enter the WEC, Mendes showed off his tremendous wrestling skills during his debut fight back in March, when he won a unanimous decision over Erik Koch.

Training alongside Urijah Faber and Team Alpha Male in Sacramento, it will be a short trip for Mendes come fight night with the show taking place at Arco Arena for the WEC’s debut on pay-per-view.

Morrison will look to have a better result in his second fight in the WEC after making his debut against former featherweight champion Mike Brown in January, where he got caught in rear naked choke in the first round.

The bout between Mendes and Morrison will remain on the untelevised portion of the undercard for the April 24 event.