Fabiano Joins WEC’s Featherweight Division


Wagnney Fabiano. Photo courtesy of the International Fight League.

Former IFL featherweight champion and renowned grappler Wagnney Fabiano revealed that he has signed with World Extreme Cagefighting in a recent interview on Tatame.com.

After rarely competing during the first six years of his professional career, Fabiano’s activity picked up after winning a decision over Matt Fiordirosa at a Freedom Fight event two years ago. Since then he has racked up a 7-1 record, his lone loss coming at the hands of former WEC title challenger Jeff Curran.

“My objective is to grow in the [WEC] and get the title,” Fabiano said in the interview. “Let’s start with a tough and focused [fight]. I won’t chance anything in my life, I’m always serious and go to any event to win. My goal is to fight for the belt and do my best.”

Fabiano dropped down from the lightweight division and became the International Fight League’s first-ever featherweight champion when he submitted Miletich Fighting Systems product L.C. Davis last December. He most recently knocked Shad Lierley at an IFL show in April in just 37 seconds.

Urijah Faber is the best in the world now,” Fabiano said of the WEC’s featherweight champion. “To beat him, I think you have to be in good shape. He’s an expert fighter and he has a good gas tank, it’s complicated to beat a guy like him. You have to set a good game plan and be calm and watch the elbows, because if [they hit] it can change a whole fight.”

In other WEC-related news, MMA Weekly is reporting that a bout between Jose Aldo and Jonathan Brookins has been added to the lineup at WEC 36.

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