LAS VEGAS – Headlined by two world championship fights and the arrival of a fighting legend, World Extreme Cagefighting is proud to present another explosive night of mixed martial arts action on Wed., September 5 live, at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, NV.
In the championship doubleheader, “Razor” Rob McCullough defends his WEC Lightweight belt against Richard Crunkilton, and WEC Bantamweight Champion Chase Beebe will be making his first title defense when he takes on Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu expert Rani Yahya. Also featured is former UFC lightweight champ Jens Pulver, who will be making his WEC debut against Cub Swanson.
The Fight Network is reporting WEC lightweight contender Rich Crunkilton has been forced to withdraw from May 12th fight against Charlie Kohler due to an arm injury suffered while sparring last night at The Armory.
According to the report, Crunkilton suffered a fractured arm and it is unclear how long he will be out of action.
At the hospital, Cook says doctors told Crunkilton he has suffered a fractured arm. It is unclear how the injury was sustained and exactly how long Crunkilton will be out of action.
First it was McCullough, then Varner and now Crunkilton. I’m starting to feel sorry for the WEC…
Jamie Varner has been forced to pull out of WEC 27: Marshall vs McElfresh on May 12th because of a separated rib and torn cartilage that he suffered during training for his scheduled bout against Rich Crunkilton.
Varner is expected to be out of action for six weeks. A replacement opponent for Crunkilton has not yet been named…
LAS VEGAS - Finally, what the fight fans have been demanding is going to happen. The World Extreme Cagefighting® (WEC™) Lightweight Title is on the line when current champion “Razor” Rob McCullough defends his title against hard-hitting Rich “Cleat” Crunkilton.
“I’m pleased to announce to fans all around the world that WEC Champion Rob McCullough, one of the strongest and most experienced lightweight fighters in the world, and number one contender Rich Crunkilton, one of the most athletic and well-rounded fighters in the WEC, will be the main event for the WEC May 12 card,” said Scott Adams, WEC Co-General Manager.
McCullough (14-3-0), fighting out of Huntington Beach, Calif., is considered one of the most dangerous strikers in MMA. His vicious attacks have catapulted him to the top of the food chain, with punishing knockouts an indelible trademark finish. His last outing was an impressive win over Kit Cope via elbows to the body. Cope was unable to take the punishment, tapping out at 2:53 of the first round. McCullough is looking to show the world why he is the world’s top 155-pounder when he takes on Crunkilton.
“Rich is no match for me,” said a confident McCullough. “I’m looking to end the fight quick, and that means a KO. Nobody’s going to take my belt”