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Team Top Notch’s Ricardo Lamas returns to action in the WEC cage this Wednesday when WEC 44: Brown vs. Aldo takes place at the Palms in Las Vegas.  He will fight James Krause, a Kansas City based lightweight.  Last time out Lamas suffered a second round knockout loss to Danny Castillo at WEC 42.  In that contest many had Lamas winning the standup battle before Castillo caught him with a well-place right hand.

“The Bully” is 1-1 in his WEC career, and both of his fights were part of the televised card on Versus.  Krause made his WEC debut in June against “Cowboy” Donald Cerrone and ended up losing by rear naked choke.  With both 155ers coming off a loss this fight will be on the untelevised preliminary card.

One punch is the difference between an undefeated record and a .500 WEC winning percentage for Lamas.  As solid as his Muay Thai has looked, expect the former Elmhurst College wrestling standout to use his takedown and ground skills in this match to pound out a victory.  Krause claims to have a six-inch reach advantage over Lamas.

WEC 44: Aldo vs Brown is this Wednesday, November 18.  It will air live on Versus starting at 8pm local time.  In the main event Featherweight champion Mike Brown defends his title against Jose Aldo.  Here’s the full lineup for the night:

Main Bouts:
Mike Brown (22-4) vs. Jose Aldo (15-1)
Leonard Garcia (13-4) vs. Manny Gamburyan (9-4)
Rob McCullough (17-5) vs. Karen Darabedyan (8-1)
Danny Castillo (8-1) vs. Shane Roller (6-2)

Preliminary Bouts:
Alex Karalexis (10-4) vs Kamal Shalorus (4-0-1)
L.C. Davis (14-2) vs. Diego Nunes (13-0)
John Franchi (5-1) vs. Cub Swanson (13-3)
Antonio Banuelos (16-5) vs Kenji Osawa (15-8-2)
Ricardo Lamas (6-1) vs. James Krause (10-1)
Frank Gomez (7-1) vs. Seth Dikun (7-3)

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