A knee injury suffered during training camp has forced top bantamweight contender Manny Tapia to withdraw from his June 1st title bout against WEC 135-pound champion Miguel Torres. There is no word as of yet as to how long Tapia will be sidelined, and a suitable replacement opponent for the newly crowned Torres will be announced shortly. The June 1st WEC card at Sacramentoâ€™s Arco Arena is headlined by the epic WEC featherweight championship showdown between Urijah Faber and Jens Pulver.
Though a replacement has not been officially confirmed, Yoshiro Maeda (23-4-2), who was originally set to face Damacio Page at the event, has reportedly signed on to face Torres (33-1) for the WEC Bantamweight Championship.
Maeda made his debut with the promotion at WEC 32 in February with a first round knockout of Charlie Valencia. Torres captured the bantamweight title at the same event with a first round submission of Chase Beebe.
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