After running through the competition in Glory Fighting Championships and Midwest King of the Ring, Zack Micklewright (6-0) has landed a five-fight deal with the WEC and an opponent on the promotion's year-end card.
Muhsin Corbbrey (7-4) is set to welcome the undefeated youngster to the promotion's lightweight landscape at WEC 45: "Cerrone vs. Ratcliff" from "The Pearl" at The Palms in Las Vegas, Nevada, on Dec. 19.
Corbbrey debuted in the WEC on Oct. 10 at WEC 43, losing via technical knockout to Anthony Njokuani. It marked Corbbrey’s second loss in a row, as he lost to Nick Diaz this past June in the now defunct Elite XC.
Corbbrey’s record isn’t astounding, but the way he fights makes him a solid asset for the WEC. He has only gone to the judges scorecards twice and is always looking for a slick submission finish.
Micklewright earned his spot on the WEC lightweight roster with an impressive 6-0 record, with his most recent win a submission (strikes) victory over Jaxon Mayson at Glory Fighting Championships 6 back in April.
Like Corbbrey, Micklewright is an exciting fighter who would rather leave it out of the judges hands. His debut was the only time he went the distance in a fight. However, Micklewright’s time in smaller promotions has come to an end, as he has been given a shot with one of the top promotions in mixed martial arts.
The WEC will be a true test for this 155-pound wrecking ball.
WEC 45 will be headlined by a lightweight brawl between Donald Cerrone and Ed Ratcliff. Stay tuned to MMAmania.com for breaking news on the WEC’s last card of the 2009 fight season.