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5 Oz. Exclusive: Alex Karalexis off of WEC’s Aug. 3 event; Shane Roller tapped as replacement vs. Todd Moore

wec-logo2.jpg Alex Karalexis is off the card for WEC 35, scheduled for Saturday, August 3 at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, according to a source speaking exclusively to

Five Ounces of Pain has learned that Karalexis has been suffering from a cracked rib and was trying to receive clearance by Zuffa’s doctors to fight as scheduled against Todd Moore. Karalexis did not get the clean bill of health that he was looking for, as lightweight prospect and recent signee Shane Roller has been tapped to fill-in for Karalexis against Moore.

When contacted by Five Ounces of Pain for comment, Ken Pavia, Moore’s agent, confirmed that Karalexis was in fact out and that Moore’s new opponent is indeed Roller.

Roller, a member of Ted Ehrhardt’s Team Takedown, recently signed a multi-fight contract with the WEC along with stablemates Jake Rosholt and Johny Hendricks. Rosholt and Hendricks will both debut for the WEC on Sept. 10, with Rosholt set to face Danillo Villefort and Hendricks slated to face off with Alex Serdyukov.

Five Ounces of Pain contacted Villefort via text earlier this afternoon. Initially, he was unsure the matchup vs. Rosholt had been set but he later responded to indicate that the fight is indeed on. We have also learned from a separate source that Villefort, formerly of the IFL, has signed a five-fight contract with the WEC.

Roller’s original debut date had been tentatively scheduled for December but a source indicated that the WEC asked him to be ready for fight on the Aug. 3 and Sept. 10 card in the event of an injury.

  • double A-ron says:

    So if i am not mistaken this is the projected card! If so then I do beleive that the AFFLICTION card is the biggest card of the year, until this one.
    Jamie Varner Vs. Marcus Hicks
    Brian Stann Vs. Steve Cantwell
    Carlos Condit Vs. Hiromitsu Miura
    Brian Bowles Vs. Damacio Page
    Micah Miller Vs. Josh Grispi
    Brock Larson vs. Carlo Prater
    Blas Avena vs. Dave Terrel
    Cub Swanson vs. Hiroyuki Takaya
    Shane Roller vs. Todd Moore
    Mike Budnik vs. Greg McIntyre
    Scott Jorgensen vs. Kenji Osawa
    Jay Rosholt vs Danillo Villefort
    Jimmy Hendricks vs Alex Serdyukov

  • sven says:

    Thats a pretty crazy card. Lots of interesting fights.

  • KS says:

    Hendricks and Rosholt are fighting on the Sept 10th card, not this one. Still pretty salty regardless.

  • doubleA-ron says:

    Ok I see know about those 2 fights I thought something wasn’t right!


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