UFC and IFL veteran Alex Schoenauer has agreed to replace Mark Munoz on short notice and take on Steve Steinbeiss in a lightweight heavyweight bout at WEC 36, reports MMA Weekly.
Munoz withdrew from the bout earlier this week due to an undisclosed injury.
Schaoenauer (13-7), a native of Aregentina and cast member on “The Ultimate Fighter”, left the UFC following a loss in his debut bout against Mike Swick and ultimately landed in the International Fight League, where he compiled a 5-5 record including wins over Travis Wiuff, Kazuhiro Hamanaka, Brian Ebersole, Allan Goes, and Brendan Barrett.
Steinbeiss (4-1) is a WEC newcomer and BodogFight veteran who has won three-straight contests over Antony Rea, Wayne Andrews, and Francisco Alcantara.
MMA Weekly is also reporting that Jose Aldo will meet WEC newcomer Jonathan Brookins at WEC 36.
WEC 36, which takes place on September 10th in Hollywood, Florida, features WEC featherweight champion Urijah Faber taking on challenger Mike Brown and the highly-anticipated rematch of WEC middleweight champion Paulp Filho and Chael Sonnen.