2009 31 Jul

Richard Crunkilton (16-2 MMA, 8-1 WEC)  and Dave Jansen (12-0 MMA, 0-0 WEC) have been signed to join the card at WEC 43 from Youngstown, Ohio.

The undefeated Jansen had signed with the WEC and will make his debut at WEC 43.

WEC 43 takes place September 2 at the Covelli Center in Youngstown, Ohio.

WEC officials have not yet announced which fights will be part of the main card which features an interim lightweight title fight between top contender Donald Cerrone and Benson Henderson.

crunkiltonCrunkilton makes his tenth WEC appearance after returning from an 18-month injury layoff. The former UFC contender has won seven of his past eight fights. He most recently lost in a title shot to Rob McCullough at WEC 30 and followed that with a unanimous-decision win over Sergio Gomez at WEC 33.

Jansen, who turned pro in January 2007 after a 6-0 amateur career, has fought primarily for SportFight and the M-1 Global. A wrestler who competed two years for the University of Oregon, Jansen has collected wins in eight of his twelve bouts.

WEC 43 Card:

Donald Cerrone vs. Benson Henderson (for WEC interim lightweight title)
Damacio Page and Akitoshi Tamura
Manny Tapia vs. Eddie Wineland
Rafael Assuncao vs. Yves Jabouin
Wagnney Fabiano vs. Erik Koch
Dave Jansen vs. Richard Crunkilton Jr.
Alex Karalexis vs. Anthony Pettis
Charlie Valencia vs. Coty Wheeler

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