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Ratcliff out, Downes in at WEC 49

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WEC General Manager Reed Harris told Ariel Helwani on "The Daily Line" on VERSUS that Danny Downes will step in on short notice to face Chris Horodecki this Sunday at WEC 49 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

Downes is out of the Duke Roufus camp and trains with current WEC 155-pounder Anthony Pettis.

This will be Downes' WEC debut. He is 6-0 and is coming off a first round TKO win against Bruce Johnson at "King of the Cage: Turbulence 2" in Wisconsin on April 24. Five of his six wins have come by TKO.

Horodecki (14-2), is coming off a first-round TKO loss to Anthony Njokuani at WEC 45 in December.

Ratcliff dropped out of the fight earlier Tuesday with an undisclosed injury. Harris said on "The Daily Line" that it is the WEC's policy to not disclose a fighter's injury until they do so.

SBN coverage of WEC 49: Varner vs. Shalorus