An injury suffered by Damacio Page has forced him out of his scheduled bout with Antonio Banuelos at next month’s WEC 48 event. Bantamweight contender Scott Jorgensen has stepped in to replace Page.
A victory for Jorgensen, who is 5-1 in his past six WEC bouts, will likely earn him a title shot against new champion Dominick Cruz. Many feel Joseph Benavidez is the rightful number one contender for the title, but Benavidez lost to Cruz last August and WEC officials aren’t exactly enthused with the idea of doing a rematch this quickly.
The Jorgensen/Page bout will kick off the WEC 48 PPV card.