Eric Schambari

Ficket Falls Again at C3 Fights

Drew Fickett. Photo property of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

Former UFC welterweight contender Drew Fickett has continued his fall from grace, losing for the fourth time in his last five bouts to relative unknown Tyler Stinson at a C3 Fights event this past weekend in Newkirk, Oklahoma.

In other action, WEC veteran Eric Schambari scored a first-round submission win over John Bryant and one-time EliteXC fighter Wayne Cole stopped opponent Hector Andrade in the first round of their bout.

Complete results from the event:

Tyler Stinson def. Drew Fickett - TKO (Strikes), R1
Eric Schambari def. John Bryant - Submission (Rear-Naked Choke), R1
Wayne Cole def. Hector Andrade - TKO (Strikes), R1
Bruce Redenbaugh def. Joel Traves - TKO (Strikes), R3
Dustin Blake def. Josh Robertson - Submission (Kimura), R1
Brandon Hastings def. Fred Mitchell - KO (Punch), R1
Lacey Schuckman def. Tammie Schneider - Submission (Choke), R1
Rudy Bears def. Charles Jones - TKO (Strikes), R2
Tracy Willis def. Nick Smith - TKO (Strikes), R1
Ferrid Kheder def. Calvett Huzinger - Submission (Rear-Naked Choke), R1


Lang Replaces Schambari Against McKenzie

Eric Schambari. Photo property of World Extreme Cagefighting.

World Extreme Cagefighting announced on Tuesday that undefeated Warriors Fight Promotions veteran Jeremy Lang would replace an injured Eric Schambari against longtime WEC veteran Tim McKenzie in a preliminary bout at the organization’s upcoming next event on June 1st in Sacramento.

Lang, who has yet to lose thus far in his professional mixed martial arts career, has won ten of his twelve bouts by either TKO or submission. He most recently won a unanimous decision over Brian Monoghan on May 3rd. It was his second career win over Monoghan.

McKenzie failed to win in his return to the WEC, succumbing to a rear naked choke at the hands of Steve Cantwell in March. Schambari reportedly suffered an undisclosed injury during a recent training session, ultimately forcing him to pull out of the bout according to MMA Weekly.

WEC’s official website also lists former lightweight title challenger Richard Crunkilton as being removed from his fight against Donald Cerrone. No word as of yet concerning Crunkilton officially being removed from the card.

The show will feature the organization’s self-proclaimed “most important bout of all-time” as WEC featherweight champion Urijah Faber will clash in a highly-anticipated fight against former UFC lightweight champion Jens Pulver in the main event.