has recently learned that former WEC title challenger Rich Crunkilton has been released from the WEC with a career record of 7-2 with the promotion.

The cut comes on the heels of the thirty year old Florida native’s unanimous decision defeat at the hands of Dave Jansen during WEC 43 in October of 2009. The only other defeat suffered by Crunkilton came to Rob McCullough via TKO during a WEC 30 lightweight championship bid.

A brown belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and black belt in Judo, the 16-3 Crunkilton has notched seven victories by either KO or TKO, along with six decisive wins by submission during his sixteen triumphs as a professional.

Rich has gone 7-2 in his last nine bouts.