With WEC 39 just days away, Richard Crunkilton has withdrew from his match-up against Bart Palaszewski due to a knee injury. WEC newcomer Ricardo Lamas will be stepping up on 4 days notice to fight the ultra tough Palaszewski.
All indications point to the fight between Palaszewski and Lamas still staying on the main card and still staying as the co-main event. Lamas trains out of Chicago and holds a 5-0 professional MMA record.
WEC 39 takes place on Sunday, March 1st and is headlined by the WEC featherweight title fight between champion Mike Brown and Leonard Garcia.