A featherweight fight in the form of Mackens Semerzier vs. Javier Vaszquez has been verbally agreed upon for WEC 50, which is set to go down on August 18 from The Pearl at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Versus.com has the word.
Semerzier made a huge impact in his promotion debut back at WEC 43: "Cerrone vs. Henderson" in October 2009 when he shocked the heavily-favored Waggney Fabiano by submitting the jiu-jitsu black belt with a sneaky triangle choke of his own.
Unfortunately "Mack da Menace" was unable to capitalize on his momentum, dropping a unanimous decision loss to the rugged Deividas Taurosevicius at WEC 46: "Varner vs. Henderson" earlier this year.
Mackens was scheduled to fight Anthony Morrison at WEC 48 back in April but had to pull out of the contest due to an injury.
Vazquez struggled when he first joined the promotion, dropping consecutive split decisions at WEC 42 and WEC 43. "Showtime's" biggest strength comes from his submission game, having finished 60 percent of his fights via tapout.
And that strength led him to his big win over over Jens Pulver at WEC 47. Vazquez's armbar submission win back in March afforded him another fight in the Zuffa-owned promotion while it costed "Lil Evil" his career with the WEC.
WEC 50 is shaping up to be a killer card. Headlining the August 18 event is Dominick Cruz's first title defense as he once again is set to battle Joseph Benavidez. Also on tap is Urijah Faber's debut at bantamweight, as the "California Kid" takes on Takeya Mizugaki.
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