Injuries have forced two lineup changes for WEC 38 as featherweight Rolando Perez has been tapped to replace Fredson Paixao on the evening’s main card against Jose Aldo and lightweight Ben Henderson will meet Anthony Njokuani in place of Ed Ratcliff on the unaired preliminary card.
WEC 38 “Varner vs. Cerrone” takes place this Sunday at the San Diego Sports Arena in San Diego, California. The event, which airs live on Versus, features lightweight title-holder Jamie Varner against Donald Cerrone and a rematch between top featherweights Urijah Faber and Jens Pulver
In other WEC news, several upcoming bouts have been reported in recent days:
— Lightweights Bart Palaszewski and Richard Crunkilton will square off at WEC 39 on March 1st in Corpus Christi, Texas. Two title bouts will headline WEC 39 as welterweight champion Carlos Condit battles Brock Larson and featherweight champ Mike Brown defends his title for the first time against Leonard Garcia.
— Bantamweight contenders Jeff Curran and Joseph Benavidez will clash at WEC 40, which is slated to take place on April 5th in Chicago. The event will also feature bantamweight title-holder Miguel Torres against challenger Brian Bowles.