Report: McCullough to Defend Against Varner

MMA Weekly is reporting that WEC Lightweight Champion Rob McCullough will defend his belt against Jamie Varner in February.

McCullough believes that Varner is a younger version of Richard Crunkilton, whom McCullough successfully defended his title against in September:

“I think he’s a younger version of Rich (Crunkilton),” McCullough continued. “I don’t think his submission game is anywhere near Rich’s, but he’s definitely got a quick shot, and he changes levels fast. I think his gas tank is going to be questionable.”

McCullough was originally slated to face TUF alumnus Alex Karalexis but the WEC decided to match Karalexis up against Ed Ratcliff for the promotion’s December event.

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