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.

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