Former featherweight challenger Leonard Garcia has been tapped to replace an injured Cub Swanson and fight newcomer Chan Sung Jung on the preliminary card of “WEC 48: Aldo vs. Faber,” World Extreme Cagefighting’s pay-per-view debut on April 24 in Sacramento, California.
Jung’s manager confirmed the opponent change on Friday to Sherdog, which reports that Swanson pulled out of the bout with a hand injury.
Garcia (13-5-1) fought to a controversial split decision against George Roop at WEC 47 earlier this month, but earned “Fight of the Night” honors for his efforts, while Jung (7-1) bounced back from his first career loss with a second-round submission of Matt Jaggers in Sengoku in August.
WEC 48 is headlined by featherweight champ Jose Aldo vs. former title-holder Urijah Faber, and also features lightweight champ Ben Henderson vs. Donald Cerrone and Mike Brown vs. Manny Gamburyan.
Pictured: Leonard Garcia