Undefeated middleweight, Bryan Baker has stepped up to face Team Quest’s Chael Sonnen at March 26th’s WEC 33.
World Extreme Cagefighting’s official website confirmed the bout.
Baker (6-0) was rumored to take on fellow undefeated middleweight prospect, Nissen Osterneck at the event but Osterneck had to pull out with injury. Baker has gone 2-0 so far in the WEC with a first round TKO victory over Jesse Forbes and a split decision win over Eric Schambari in December.
Chael Sonnen (19-9-1) had been scheduled to rematch WEC middleweight champion, Paulo Filho on March 26th but that match was scratched after Filho pulled out citing depression and chemical dependence which resulted in the Brazilian checking himself into a rehab facility. Sonnen’s last fight was a controversial submission loss to the middleweight champion.
WEC 33 will take place in the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. The event will be headlined by a light-heavyweight championship bout between current WEC light-heavyweight champion, Doug Marshall and undefeated, Brian Stann.
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