Making his WEC debut, albeit one event before the organization merges with the UFC, Ivan Menjivar (21-7) is a veteran that has fought in several promotions over the years including a one-fight stint with the UFC back in 2004.
Menjivar has faced the best of the best in the lighter weight classes, and will now move to 135 pounds to face Pickett in December with hopes of returning to the UFC thereafter.
The bout between Pickett and Menjivar will take place on the WEC 53 fight card, which will be the last ever show for the promotion before merging with the UFC in 2011. Ben Henderson defends his lightweight title against Anthony Pettis in the main event.
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