The WEC on Thursday made a change to its WEC 48 event, as they announced the addition of a bantamweight bout between contenders Antonio Banuelos and Scott Jorgensen to the televised main card of its stacked pay-per-view debut card on April 24 at the Arco Arena in Sacramento, Calif.
The fight will be a rematch, as Banuelos and Jorgensen previously fought at WEC 41 in June 2009, which saw Banuelos walk away with a close split decision win.
Since the loss, Jorgensen (9-3) has put together a three-fight winning streak, scoring wins over Noah Thomas, Takeya Mizugaki, and most recently Chad George at WEC 47 on March 6. He sports a 5-2 WEC record, with other wins coming over Kenji Osawa and Frank Gomez; while suffering his only other WEC loss against Damacio Page.
Prior to joining the WEC, Jorgensen competed for other notable promotions such as the now defunct EliteXC, Alaska Fighting Championship, and the Denver-based Ring of Fire. He has finished five of his nine career wins, and holds a notable win over highly touted prospect and WEC featherweight prospect Tyler Toner.
Banuelos (17-5) has also won three in a row, most recently defeating Kenji Osawa at WEC 44 in November. He has put together an 8-4 WEC record since debuting with the promotion back in October 2002, scoring other notable WEC wins over Justin Robbins and Cole Escovedo.
Banuelos has competed for other notable promotions throughout his nine year career such as; SportFight, Rumble on the Rock, and Palace Fighting Championship.
WEC 48 is headlined by a WEC featherweight title bout between champion Jose Aldo and challenger Urijah Faber. In addition, WEC lightweight champion Benson Henderson will take on Donald Cerrone in a rematch from their previous "Fight of the Year" candidate at WEC 43 in October.
Also, former WEC featherweight champion Mike Brown will look to get back on the winning track against the streaking Manny Gamburyan, and lightweight contenders Anthony Njokuani and Shane Roller will battle it out for a title shot.