Just five months after Fredson Paixao and Bryan Caraway were originally set to meet, the two featherweights have been set opposite one another in a match up set for WEC 50.
The news was announced by MMAjunkie.com, who learned from sources close to the event that verbal agreements are in place.
Paixao and Caraway were originally set to meet at WEC 47 last March, but a knee injury forced Caraway off the card. Paixao remained on the card, defeating Courtney Buck via submission in the first round. The victory was Paixao’s first in the WEC, following a no decision to Cole Province, who tested positive for a banned substance, and a unanimous decision loss to Wagnney Fabiano. Paixao stands at 9-3 as a professional mixed martial artist.
Caraway, who debuted with the WEC last January, dropped his promotional debut when he was submitted by Mark Hominick in the first round of their WEC 46 contest. Caraway was riding a three-fight winning streak prior to the loss, which moved his record to 14-3 with 10 of those victories coming via submission.
Paixao and Caraway will finally meet on the preliminary card of WEC 50 in Las Vegas, Nevada on August 18. The card features a bantamweight title fight between champion Dominick Cruz and top contender Joseph Benavidez. Also on the card, Urijah Faber faces off against Takeya Mizugaki in his debut in the bantamweight division.