Former WEC lightweight champion Jamie Varner is in talks to join the star-studded WEC 48 pay-per-view event against Kamal Shalorus on April 24 from the Arco Arena, in Sacramento, Calif., according to MMAWeekly.
Varner was perfect in four fights under the WEC banner, including a hard-fought technical decision over nemesis Donald Cerrone back in January 2009. After recovering from injuries suffered in his fight against "Cowboy," "C-4" imploded under the relentless assault of Ben Henderson to cough up the title at WEC 46 just last month.
His road back to the WEC 155-pound championship begins with Kamal Shalorus.
The "Prince of Persia" is 2-0 for the WEC (6-0-1 overall) and like Varner, appeared at the Versus TV event back on January 10. Shalorus outworked Dave Jansen en route to a unanimous decision victory to earn what is undoubtedly a major step up in competition.
WEC 48: "Aldo vs. Faber" features a featherweight championship bout between the local fan favorite "The California Kid" Urijah Faber and unstoppable 145-pound champion Jose Aldo.
Also announced for the main card is a lightweight championship brouhaha between champion Ben "Smooth" Henderson and challenger Donald "Cowboy" Cerrone. Former featherweight champion Mike Brown will also take part in the event when he enters the cage opposite Manny Gamburyan.
Stay tuned to MMAmania.com for more on this still-developing fight card.