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Fickett, Crane in co-main events at Rage in the Cage 113

UFC veterans Drew Fickett and Alberto Crane will compete in co-main events on Saturday, August 2 at Rage in the Cage 113 in Rio Rancho, New Mexico.

Fickett (34-5) will be taking on Adrian Valdez in a bout with a limit of 175 pounds. Fickett is 18-3 since August 2005 with wins over Josh Koscheck, Josh Neer and Kurt Pellegrino, and losses to Karo Parisyan, Josh Burkman and Nick Diaz in the UFC.

Fickett, who apparently violated his EliteXC contract by fighting at Rage in the Cage 111 in June, was supposed to vie for the vacant EliteXC welterweight title against Jake Shields. The title bout, previously postponed due to injuries, will no longer happen. Shields will now battle Nick "The Goat" Thompson for the belt at the July 26 CBS-EliteXC "Saturday Night Fights" event.

Crane (8-2), a 2-time UFC competitor, will fight former IFL Scorpions welterweight Gabe Rivas (13-12-1) in a 160-pound contest. After starting his career with eight straight wins, Crane stumbled twice on the biggest stage, losing by TKO to Roger Huerta and Pellegrino in the UFC.

Rage in the Cage 113, from the Santa Ana Star Casinio, will also feature team-themed bouts between fighters out of New Mexico and Arizona.

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