Lightweight IFL veteran Bart Palaszewski (28-11) will make his WEC debut on December 3rd at WEC 37 in Las Vegas against Alex Karalexis (9-3), according to MMA Weekly.
The lightweight matchup is expected to appear on the televised main card, which will air live on Versus.
Palaszewski emerged as a top lightweight in the IFL after racking up eleven-straight victories, including IFL wins over Steve Bruno and Ryan Schultz. After suffering a loss to Chris Horodecki in early-2007, Palaszewski won three-straight bouts, but then dropped three-straight to notables Deividas Taurosevicius, Horodecki, and Jim Miller. “Bartimus” bounced back in his most recent bout, defeating Jeff Cox via second-round knockout at Adenaline MMA in June.
Karalexis is a UFC veteran who left the promotion following back-to-back losses to Kenny Florian and Jason Von Flue but returned to the WEC in 2006 and scored three-straight wins over Thomas Denny, Olaf Alonso, and Josh Smith. “The Assasin” was defeated by Ed Ratcliff via second-round TKO in his most-recent bout at WEC 31 last December.