A featherweight bout between Affliction refugees Mark Hominick and Deividas Taurosevicius and a lightweight bout between Anthony Njokuani and recent WEC signee Muhsin Corbbrey are now targeted for the WEC 43 fight card. News of the bouts were first reported by Sherdog.com.
WEC 43 will take place on Sept. 2 in Youngstown, Ohio and the main card of the event will be telecast live on VERSUS. The event is headlined by a WEC interim lightweight title bout between Donald Cerrone and Ben Henderson.
Hominick (16-8) hasn't fought since defeating Savant Young at Affliction: "Banned" last July. This will be Hominick's second stint in the WEC as he suffered two submission losses against Rani Yahya and Josh Grispi in his first go around with the promotion. Out of his sixteen career victories, 13 have come via stoppage and he holds notable wins over the likes of Yves Edwards and Jorge Gurgel.
Taurosevicius (10-3) has also had a lengthy layoff. The native Lithuanian hasn't fought since last May, when he dropped a five round unanimous decision to Ryan Schultz at an IFL event. Prior to the loss, he'd won six straight, including big wins over Dan Lauzon, Savant Young and Bart Palaszewski. Eight of Taurosevicius' 10 career wins have been submission stoppages.
Corbbrey (8-3) is coming off a loss to Nick Diaz at EliteXC: "The Return of the King" in June of 2008. The loss snapped a three-fight win streak he'd put together which included a notable win over fellow ProElite veteran Bobby McMaster. Only one of Corbbrey's 8 career wins has gone the distance.
Njokuani (10-2) picked up his first WEC win in his last fight by defeating IFL veteran Bart Palaszewski at WEC 40 in April. He's now 1-1 with the promotion. He suffered a loss in his WEC debut against lightweight contender Benson Henderson at WEC 38 back in January. Njokuani opened his career with seven straight wins. Out of 10 career wins, an even 5 have been via TKO or KO and 5 of come by decision.