Alex Karalexis. Photo property of World Extreme Cagefighting.
- According to the Ohio Athletic Commission, WEC 47: Bowles vs. Cruz drew a live attendance of 8,700 and a gate of $401,000. The commission also announced that Brian Bowles, Dominick Cruz, Joseph Benavidez, Javier Vazquez, L.C. Davis, and Bart Palaszewski all passed their post-fight drug tests. [MMAWeekly.com]
- UFC veteran Alex Karalexis will battle Anthony Pettis in a lightweight affair at WEC 48: Aldo vs. Faber. Karalexis and Pettis were originally slated to fight at WEC 43 but the fight was scrapped due to an injury. WEC 48 will mark the promotions first foray on pay-per-view as they showcase a world class card that includes Jose Aldo vs. Urijah Faber, Benson Henderson vs. Donald Cerrone, and Mike Brown vs. Manvel Gamburyan. [Sherdog.com]
- Roger Gracie has announced that he’ll make his long awaited Srikeforce debut against PRIDE and UFC veteran Kevin “The Monster” Randleman on Strikeforce’s May 15 card. [Sherdog.com]
- Reminder: Episode II of UFC Primetime: St. Pierre vs. Hardy premieres tomorrow at 10 PM EST on SpikeTV.