Brian Stann (6-0), who captured the WEC Light Heavyweight Championship with a first-round TKO of Doug Marshall in March at WEC 33, will attempt his first title defense in a rematch against Steve Cantwell at WEC 35.
Stann dispatched Cantwell (5-1) in their first meeting via TKO in just 41-seconds at WEC 26 in early-2007. Following the victory, Stann has defeated Craig Zellner, Jermiah Billington, and Marshall to capture the promotion’s 205-pound title. Meanwhile, Cantwell has rebounded from his first professional loss with first-round wins over Justin McElfresh and Tim McKenzie.
WEC 35 takes place at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada on August 3rd and will be broadcast live on Versus.
Other rumored bouts for the event include WEC lightweight champ Jamie Varner taking on Marcus Hicks and Carlos Condit defending his WEC welterweight title against an opponent to-be-determined.
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