Mendes-Morrison Added to WEC 48

By Loretta Hunt Apr 8, 2010
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Featherweight prospect Chad Mendes will face Anthony Morrison in a featherweight bout at WEC 48, the promotion’s first pay-per-view event, on April 24 at the Arco Arena in Sacramento, Calif. was the first to report about the match, which independently confirmed as well.

Mendes, a protégé of Urijah Faber’s Alpha Male team, will replace Mackens Semerzier, who withdrew from the contest earlier this week due to injury.

The undefeated Mendes, 24, earned a unanimous decision against Erik Koch in his promotional debut at WEC 47 in February. Mendes is a 2008 NCAA Div. 1 wrestling runner-up, a two-time All-American California Polytechnic University, and a two-time PAC-10 champion.

Morrison fell to former WEC champion Mike Thomas Brown via a first-round rear-naked choke at WEC 46 last January. Morrison had strung together back-to-back win in Ring of Fire prior to that.
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