Carmello Marrero. Photo property of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.
Two changes to separate preliminary fights have finalized the fight card for this week’s WEC 36 event, which will take place on Wednesday, November 5 at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida.
Former “Ultimate Fighter” cast member Alex Schoenauer was forced to withdraw from his scheduled bout against Steve Steinbeiss after tearing his hamstring during a recent training session. Schoenauer was actually a replacement for light heavyweight prospect Mark Munoz who also injured during his preparation for Steinbeiss. The Argentinan will be replaced by a fellow UFC veteran, American Kickboxing Academy product Carmello Marrero.
He may not have been hit by the injury bug prior to Wednesday’s show, but Ed Ratcliff has been removed from the undercard for unknown reasons. Ratcliff was slated to take on Danny Castillo, who will now try to pick up his first WEC win against newcomer Rafael Dias, a veteran that has competed for the likes of BodogFight and the IFL in the past. The updated lineup for the event is after the jump.
Urijah Faber vs. Mike Brown (WEC Featherweight Title)
Paulo Filho vs. Chael Sonnen (WEC Middleweight Title)
Jens Pulver vs. Leonard Garcia
Jake Rosholt vs. Nissen Osterneck
Rob McCullough vs. Donald Cerrone
Yoshiro Maeda vs. Rani Yayha
Carmello Marrero vs. Steve Steinbeiss
Jose Aldo vs. Jonathan Brookins
Rafael Dias vs. Danny Castillo
David Avellan vs. Aaron Simpson
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