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Report: Crunkilton out of Sunday’s WEC show

wec-logo2.jpgRich Crunkilton has been forced to withdraw from a planned lightweight bout against Donald Cerrone during World Extreme Cagefighting’s upcoming show scheduled for Sunday, June 1 at the Arco Arena in Sacramento, Calif.

According to, Crunkilton suffered an injury and Cerrone will now face Danny Castillo.

Castillo is a California-based fighter with a perfect 5-0 record, according to Sherdog’s fight finder. He has competed for both the Gladiator Challenge and Palace Fighting Championships promotions.

Cerrone, a top lightweight prospect, has not fought since defeating Kenneth Alexander at WEC 30 in Las Vegas last September. However, the win was ruled a no contest and he was suspended after the Nevada State Athletic Commission announced that Cerrone had tested positive for a diuretic.

This Sunday’s WEC show will air on VERSUS starting at 9 p.m. ET and featuring Urijah Faber defending the WEC featherweight title against former UFC lightweight champion Jens Pulver.

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