A featherweight matchup between Wagnney Fabiano and Frank Gomez and a bantamweight bout between Eddie Wineland and Charlie Valencia are in the works for the preliminary card of “WEC 49: Varner vs. Shalorus” on June 20 in Edmonton, Canada, according to MMAjunkie.
Fabiano (13-2) bounced back from an upset loss to newcomer Mackens Semerzier with a unanimous decision over Clint Godfrey in January to improve to 3-1 in the WEC, while Gomez (8-1) has rebounded from dropping his WEC debut with back-to-back wins over Noah Thomas and Seth Dikun.
The former WEC bantamweight champ Wineland (16-6-1) returned to the WEC in 2009 with a loss to Rani Yahya, but has since scored victories over Manny Tapia and George Roop.After a 2-3 start to his WEC career, Valencia has won three-straight over Dikun, Coty Wheeler, and Akitoshi Tamura.
WEC 49 is headlined by former lightweight champ Jamie Varner vs. undefeated prospect Kamal Shalorus, and also features Josh Grispi vs. LC Davis, Chris Horodecki vs. Ed Ratcliff, and Mark Hominick vs. Yves Jabouin.
Pictured: Wagnney Fabiano