The WEC on Friday, nearly finalized their WEC 48 event in April, with the addition of four more bouts to its stacked and star-studded PPV card.
Also, three new bouts have been added, which includes Korean featherweight prospect Chan Sung Jung making his WEC debut against Cub Swanson, British fighter Brad Pickett will face WEC newcomer Demetrious Johnson in a bantamweight bout, and hard-hitting Takeya Mizugaki will take on grappling wizard Rani Yahya in another bantamweight match up.
Visher and Toner were originally slated to face each other at WEC 45 in December, however Toner was forced off of the event after he was denied a license to fight by the Nevada State Athletic Commission for failing to meet Nevada's licensing requirements due to his eye examination results.
Visher sports an undefeated 13-0 record and was successful in his WEC debut scoring a first round TKO win over late replacement Courtney Buck at the aforementioned WEC 45 event in December. Toner (9-1) is currently on a five-fight unbeaten streak, most recently defeating Fabio Serrao at Ring of Fire 35 in August. Prior to the unbeaten streak, he suffered his first career loss against current WEC bantamweight Scott Jorgensen in April 2007.
Jung (7-1), who recently signed a six-fight contract with the WEC, hasn't fought since defeating Matt Jaggers at Sengoku 9 in August. The Deep and Pancrese veteran previously suffered his first career loss at Sengoku 8 against Masanori Kanehara. Swanson (14-3) is 3-1 in his last four bouts, most recently defeating John Franchi at WEC 44 in November. His lone loss over that stretch came in his previous bout against current WEC featherweight champion Jose Aldo at WEC 41.
Pickett (18-4) is currently on an impressive eight-fight winning streak, with his most recent win coming over Kyle Dietz in his WEC debut at December's WEC 45 event. He ended that fight with a second-round Peruvian necktie submission win. The unique submission win earned him a $10,000 "Submission of the Night" bonus. Johnson enters the WEC with an undefeated 5-0 MMA record, with all five of his wins being first round stoppages. The King of the Cage and Genesis Fights veteran last seen action defeating Jesse Brock at Alaska Fighting Championship 68 on Feb. 10.
Mizugaki (12-4-2) is 1-2 in his last three bouts, as he most recently suffered an unanimous decision loss to Scott Jorgensen at WEC 45 in December. Prior to the slump, the longtime veteran of Japan's Cage Force and Shooto promotions was on a 6-fight unbeaten streak (5 wins, 1 draw) to earn a contract with the WEC. Yahya (15-5) is coming off a first round TKO loss against current top bantamweight contender Joseph Benavidez, which all took place at December's WEC 45. Prior to the loss, he won three straight fights against Yoshiro Maeda, Eddie Wineland and John Hosman.
WEC 48: "Aldo vs. Faber" takes place on April 24 at the ARCO Arena in Sacramento, Calif., and the event's main card will be televised live on Pay-Per-View, which will be the promotion's PPV debut. The event is headlined by a WEC featherweight championship bout between champion Jose Aldo and challenger Urijah Faber.