2009 30 Jul

World Extreme Cagefighting today officially announced that John Hosman, 13-4-1 MMA,  is replacing bantamweight Kenji Osawa, 15-8-2 MMA, 1-1-1 WEC, and will fight Rani Yahya , 14-4 MMA, 3-1 WEC),on the preliminary card of WEC 42.

WEC 42: Torres vs. Bowles takes place August 9 at The Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. The event features 10 bouts, four of which air on Versus.

The WEC said Osawa, who debuted with the WEC in 2008, was forced to withdraw with a foot injury. The extent of the injury and how it occurred was not disclosed.

john-hossmanHosman, 10-1 in his past 11 fights, will make his WEC debut.

WEC 42 features a title fight between bantamweight champion Miguel Torres and top contender Brian Bowles.

The full WEC 42 lineup includes:


  • Champ Miguel Torres vs. Brian Bowles (for WEC bantamweight title)
  • Joseph Benavidez vs. Dominick Cruz
  • Castillo vs. Ricardo Lamas
  • Jeff Curran vs. Takeya Mizugaki


  • Leonard Garcia vs. Jameel Massouh
  • Fredson Paixao vs. Cole Province
  • Marcus Hicks and Shane Roller
  • Phil Cardella vs. Ed Ratcliff
  • John Hosman vs. Rani Yayha
  • Rafael Dias vs. Diego Nunes
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