I heard a really cool rumor today about Gary Marino and Ryan Ciotoli of Team Bombsquad getting another one of their fighters, Anthony "The Big Calzone" Leone, signed to the WEC to fight Renan Barao on the June 20th Edmunton card.  Hoping it was true, I called Marino and asked him point blank.

Gary responded that the fight was basically agreed to but not officially signed yet.  And he did confim that Leone has indeed signed a multifight deal with the WEC.

Chalk up another one for the Bombsquad.  Marino and Ciotoli have been on a tear lately, and their stable of fighters keeps getting bigger and better. They've got fighters in all the big organizations and Leone is just the latest in a string of top signings.

I've been touting The Big Calzone on this site for quite awhile now.  The undefeated (8-0) prospect is coming off his biggest win, against Tateki Mastsuda, for the XCFL bantamweight title.  He certainly deserves this shot in the WEC, and I know he'll make the most of it.

So congrats to Anthony and Team Bombsquad.  See you at the WEC!

Check out Leone's championship fight highlight reel after jump.



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