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Mendes Draws Koch in March 6 WEC Debut

ChadMendesHighly touted featherweight prospect Chad Mendes will make his World Extreme Cagefighting debut in a preliminary bout with Erik Koch at WEC 47 “Bowles vs. Cruz” on March 6 at the Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio. Nine matches are now official for the late winter event.

Based at former WEC featherweight king Urijah Faber’s Team Alpha Male, Mendes remains unbeaten through five fights as a professional. The 24-year-old Hanford, Calif., native last appeared in October, when he defeated Sportfight veteran Mike Joy by unanimous decision at a Tachi Palace Fights show. A decorated collegiate wrestler, Mendes was a two-time All-American at California Polytechnic State University and finished as the national runner-up in 2008.

Read the entire article by Brian Knapp of www.sherdog.com here…