There have been a number of fights recently added to WEC 40.
Former World Extreme Cagefighting bantamweight title challenger Manny Tapia will return to action to face former Shooto lightweight champion Akitoshi Tamura.
Tapia suffered a defeat in his last fight to current WEC bantamweight champ Miguel Torres at WEC 37. Tamura also is coming off of a defeat at WEC 37 where he suffered a submission loss to Wagnney Fabiano in his WEC debut.
Featherweights Rafael Dias and Cole Province are also set to fight at WEC 40, both fighters are coming off of losses in their WEC debuts and will be looking to make an impression in the featherweight division.
Former World Extreme Cagefighting bantamweight champion Eddie Wineland will likely return to WEC to fight Rani Yahya at the event as well.
Wineland left the WEC for a year during which time the veteran compiled a two fight win streak with his last win coming over Wade Choate at a Corral Combat Classic event in November.
Yahya, meanwhile, was victorious in his last outing against veteran Yoshiro Maeda at WEC 36.