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WEC 51: Alex Karalexis vs. Zhang Tie Quan Set for “Aldo vs. Gamburyan” Prelims

Alex Karalexis will welcome undefeated Chinese prospect Zhang Tie Quan to the WEC when they square off in a lightweight bout at “WEC 51: Aldo vs. Gamburyan” on September 30 in Broomfield, Colorado, MMAjunkie reports.

Karalexis (10-5) has dropped three of his last four fights, following up a first-round knockout of Greg McIntyre at WEC 39 with a second-round submission loss to Anthony Pettis at April’s WEC 48.

Nicknamed “The Mongolian Wolf,” Quan (11-0) is a veteran of China’s Art of War promotion and has earned first-round stoppages in all 11 of his career bouts, including a 30-second neck crank submission in his most-recent fight in June.

The WEC 51 fight card is headlined by featherweight champ Jose Aldo vs. Manny Gamburyan and also includes Jamie Varner and Donald Cerrone, Miguel Torres vs. Charlie Valencia, Mark Hominick vs. Leonard Garcia, and Chan Sung Jung vs. George Roop.

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