A featherweight matchup between veteran Jens Pulver and rising prospect Josh Grispi has been added to the lineup for WEC 41 on June 7 in Sacramento, Calif.
The news come courtesy of a report by Michael David Smith of AOL’s MMA Fanhouse, who is quoting officials with the WEC.
The Pulver vs. Grispi joins a deep WEC 41 lineup that already includes WEC featherweight champion Mike Thomas Brown defending his title vs. former champion Urijah Faber, Donald Cerrone vs. Richard Crunkilton in a lightweight bout, and former UFC lightweight Manny Gamburyan making his WEC debut vs. John Franchi.
Pulver, 22-11-1, is a former UFC lightweight champion who has fallen on tough times recently losing his last three consecutive fights as well as having sustained defeats in five out of his last six fights. The 34-year old Washington native is considered a true lighter weight pioneer and holds notable career victories over B.J. Penn, Dennis Hallman, Caol Uno, and Joe Stevenson.
Grispi is a 20-year Massachusetts native who is 12-1 overall in his career. Currently on an eight fight win streak, Grispi is 2-0 while competing under the WEC banner and holds wins over Micah Miller and Mark Hominick.
WEC 41 will air on the Versus Network and will emanate from the Arco Arena, home to the NBA’s Sacramento Kings.