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Mike Budnik Replaces Cole Province at WEC 40

March 27, 2009 | Posted by Larry Csonka

– According to, we have another change to the WEC 40 card. Cole Province was forced to pull out of the event with an undisclosed injury, so Mike Budnik steps in with under 10-days notice to face Rafael Dias. Budnik recently fought at WEC 39 on March 1st, where he lost a split decision to John Franchi.

– Here is the updated WEC 40 card, which takes place on Sunday April 5th and will be held at the UIC Pavilion in Chicago. The event will be broadcast on the Versus network:

* Bantamweight Title Bout: Miguel Torres © vs. Takeya Mizugaki
* Joseph Benavidez vs. Jeff Curran
* Ben Henderson vs. Shane Roller
* Rafael Assuncao vs. Jameel Massouh

* Anthony Njokuani vs. Bart Palaszewski
* Dominick Cruz vs. Ivan Lopez
* Diego Nunes vs. Cub Swanson
* Wagnney Fabiano vs. Fredson Paixao
* Eddie Wineland vs. Rani Yahya
* Akitoshi Tamura vs. Manny Tapia
* Rafael Dias vs. Mike Budnik


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