Rob McCullough. Photo property of World Extreme Cagefighting.
Former WEC lightweight champion Rob McCullough will return to action against Kenneth Alexander when World Extreme Cagefighting travels to Sacramento, California for their next event on June 1st.
The news comes from MMA Weekly, which has confirmed the bout with sources close to McCullough’s camp.
McCullough’s reign as lightweight champion came to an abrupt end this past February when he was stopped by Jamie Varner. McCullough, a member of Team Punishment, originally won the vacant title over Kit Cope last January and then successfully defended it against Richard Crunkilton in September.
Alexander returned to active competion last year after a five-year hiatus from the sport. He quickly racked up two wins in smaller shows before making his WEC debut last September when he was submitted by Donald Cerrone. The loss has since been changed to a no-contest after Cerrone tested positive for a banned substance.
McCullough and Alexander have fought before. Back in March 2002, Alexander won a unanimous decision over McCullough at a Hitman Fighting Productions event. The fight was the third career bout for both fighters.
The event in June will also feature a highly-anticipated featherweight title clash between current champion Urijah Faber and former UFC lightweight champion Jens Pulver.
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