Crunkilton-Cerrone Set for June


Richard Crunkilton weighs-in for WEC 33: Marshall vs. Stann. Photo property of World Extreme Cagefighting.

World Extreme Cagefighting has announced that former WEC lightweight title contender Richard Crunkilton will continue his climb back up the divisional rankings when he takes on Donald Cerrone at the organization’s next event in June.

Crunkilton is coming off of a recent win over Sergio Gomez at WEC 33 last month. Crunkilton out-wrestled Gomez en route to a unanimous decision in his favor. Prior to the Gomez fight, the American Kickboxing Academy product was stopped by former champion Rob McCullough in a failed attempt to win the WEC lightweight title.

Cerrone, who was featured on the first season of TapouT’s reality show on Versus last year, has not fought since testing positive for a banned diuretic under the watch of the Nevada State Athletic Commission.

Cerrone’s first WEC win over Kenneth Alexander last September was overturned after NSAC officials ruled that the drug played a part in Cerrone’s victory.

WEC 34 will feature a highly-anticipated featherweight title clash between current champion Urijah Faber and former UFC lightweight champion Jens Pulver. A bantamweight title fight between champion Miguel Torrest and top contender Manny Tapia will also take place.

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