Sources close to Will Kerr (8-2 MMA, 0-1 WEC) have revealed to FiveOuncesofPain.com that the hard hitting lightweight will meet Karen Darabedyan (9-2 MMA, 1-1 WEC) at WEC 49 in Edmonton on June 20.
Kerr looks to rebound after suffering TKO loss to Kamal Shalorus (6-0-1 MMA, 3-0 WEC) this past November at WEC 44. The loss snapped Kerr’s five fight win streak and was the first time he had been stopped since 2006.
Darabedyan is also looking to bounce back from a recent defeat. Darabedyan suffered his first loss in the WEC via arm bar at the hands of Bart Palaszewski (34-13 MMA, 4-2 WEC) at WEC 47.
Both fighters bring a heavy set of hands and excellent boxing skills to the cage. A victory for either will put them back track in the WEC lightweight division.
A full list of the bouts currently expected for WEC 49 is below:
Jamie Varner vs. Kamal Shalorus
Josh Grispi vs. LC Davis
Chris Horodecki vs Ed Radcliff
Mark Hominick vs. Yves Jabouin
Eddie Wineland vs. Charlie Valencia
Frank Gomez vs. Wagnney Fabiano
Will Kerr vs. Karen Darabedyan