Richard Crunkilton grapples with Sergio Gomez. Photo property of World Extreme Cagefighting.
Undefeated lightweight prospect Danny Castillo will replace former WEC lightweight title challenger Richard Crunkilton against Duane Ludwig-trained Donald Cerrone in a preliminary bout at the organization’s upcoming show in Sacramento, California on June 1st.
The promotion confirmed the change on it’s official website earlier this morning.
Castillo has won his first five professional bouts to begin his mixed martial arts career. He most recently submitted Isaiah Hill with a rear naked choke at a Cage Combat Fighting Championships on May 17th.
LIke his counterpart, Cerrone has also yet to suffer his first career loss. His latest submission win over Kenneth Alexander last September was overturned by the Nevada State Athletic Commission after Cerrone tested positive for a banned diuretic. This will be the first fight since his the end of his suspension.
An official reason for Crunkilton’s withdrawal currently remains unknown.