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Richard Crunkilton Forced Off WEC 39 With Injury; Undefeated Newcomer Tapped as Replacement

Bart Palaszewski

Bart Palaszewski

Richard Crunkilton has been forced out of his WEC 39 matchup against Bart Palaszewski after suffering a knee injury less than a week before the lightweight co-main event was to take place on March 1st in Corpus Christi.

Ricardo Lamas, a 5-0 WEC newcomer, has been tapped to replace Crunkilton and face Palaszewski on short-notice, according to MMA Weekly.

Palaszewski announced that Crunkilton had been forced to withdraw from the fight during an appearance on “The Ground and Pound” earlier Tuesday.

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