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Schoenauer Replaces Munoz at WEC 36


Alex Schoenauer. Photo courtesy of the International Fight League.

Alex Schoenauer, one of the original cast members of Spike TV’s “The Ultimate Fighter”, will reportedly replace an injured Mark Munoz against Steve Steinbeiss at World Extreme Cagefighting’s September 10th event in Hollywood, Florida according to MMA Weekly.

Munoz was forced off of the card after suffering a knee injury during a recent training session. It was unknown at the time whether or not WEC officials would attempt to find a replacement opponent for Steinbeiss, who will be making his debut with the promotion.

Schoenauer, who was recently one of multiple fighters brought in to compete for the California-based Palace Fighting Championship, fell in his bid for the IFL’s light heavyweight title last December, losing a decision to eventual champion Vladimir Matyushenko. He last won a split decision over Brendan Barrett in April.

Steinbeiss spent the early stages of his career under the BodogFight banner, winning two out of his three bouts in the promotion, including an impressive first-round TKO of HDNet Fights veteran Jeff Ford. He most recently defeated Francisco Alcanter at a Rock & Sock Promotions event in June.

Reports: MacDonald to Replace Day at UFC 88


Jason MacDonald. Photo property of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

Jason Day has been forced to withdraw from his scheduled middleweight bout against Jason Lambert at UFC 88 after suffering an arm injury during a recent training session. He will reportedly be replaced by fellow Canadian veteran Jason MacDonald according to Sherdog.com.

Day suffered an elbow and biceps injury that will keep him out of action for an indefinite period of time states MMA Weekly. He is scheduled to have an MRI on his arm in the coming days, which is expected to give him a time-frame for his recovery.

Following his disappointing submission loss to Demian Maia at UFC 87 last month, MacDonald will be stepping in to face Lambert, who will be making his middleweight debut at the event, on short notice with a little less than three weeks of training time.

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Report: Munoz-Steinbeiss Signed for WEC 36


Mark Munoz. Photo property of World Extreme Cagefighting.

A light heavyweight bout between former NCAA wrestling champion Mark Munoz and Arizona Combat Sports product Steve Steinbeiss has reportedly been signed to take place at a planned World Extreme Cagefighting event on September 10th.

The news comes from MMA Weekly, which has confirmed with sources from within Steinbeiss’ camp that bout agreements have been signed. The fight will be the first on an apparent multi-fight deal that Steinbeiss has signed with the promotion.

Munoz, a heralded wrestler out of Oklahoma State University, remains undefeated thus far in his professional career. He was victorious in his WEC debut back in June, scoring a first-round stoppage of Chuck Grigsby. Munoz currently trains alongside reigning WEC featherweight champion Urijah Faber.

Steinbeiss spent the early stages of his career under the BodogFight banner, winning two out of his three bouts in the promotion, including an impressive first-round TKO of HDNet Fights veteran Jeff Ford. He most recently defeated Franchesca Alcanter at a Rock & Sock Promotions event in June.

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