The featherweight division in the WEC continues to create exciting match-ups.
A featherweight bout between Leonard Garcia (12-4) and Jameel Massouh (21-5) has been signed for WEC 42 on August 9th according to a recent report by MMAJunkie.com.
This will be Garcia’s first fight since his loss to WEC featherweight champion Mike Brown back in March. Garcia posted back-to-back wins over Hiroyuki Takaya and Jens Pulver to earn a title shot. However, he lasted just two minutes against Brown before being forced to tap-out from an arm-triangle choke.
Massouh is hoping to bounce back from a unanimous loss to Rafael Assuncao in his WEC debut in April. The defeat snapped Massouh’s impressive five-fight win streak and it was just his second loss in his past nine fights.
This is expected to be an exciting fight. Garcia has always been a fan favorite due to his aggressive fighting style. Of Garcia’s 12 career wins, none have gone the distance.
Meanwhile, 10 of Massouh’s last 14 fights have ended by knockout, TKO or submission.