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.