featherweight champion Wagnney Fabiano’s
debut for World Extreme Cagefighting
is now set for WEC 37
on Dec. 3 at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.
The news was first reported by MMA Weekly.
Both Fabiano and Tamura are ranked as top ten featherweights, according to most pundits. The high-profile matchup has led some to speculate that the clash between the two could garner the winner a shot at the winner of the WEC 36
featherweight title fight between incumbent Urijah Faber
and challenger Mike Thomas Brown
that’s now set for November.
Fabiano, 10-1, is a native of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and is currently on a six-fight win streak. Competing in both the IFL’s 145 pound and 155 pound divisions, Fabiano holds notable victories in his career against Bao Quach
, Shad Lierley
, L.C. Davis
, Matt Fiordirosa
, and John Gunderson
. His lone loss was against the WEC’s Jeff Curran
via decision in October of 2006.
Tamura, 12-6-2, has never fought for the WEC in spite of his reputation as one of the world’s best in his weight class. Competing primarily for the Japan-based Shooto
promotion, the 28-year old holds notable wins over Rumina Sato
, Takeshi Inoue
, and Ian Loveland
is set to be headlined by Miguel Torres
defending the WEC bantamweight title against Manny Tapia
was also the first to break the news that Johny Hendricks
will be fighting Alex Serdyukov
on the card in a welterweight bout with lightweights Shane Roller
and Mike Budnik
doing battle as well.