Sunday, January 21, 2007


VERSUS, the network that celebrates real competition in all its forms, today announced a major partnership with World Extreme Cagefighting (WEC), which is owned by Zuffa, LLC. to televise the mixed martial arts league on VERSUS starting in the summer of 2007. As part of the initial coverage of WEC, VERSUS will air three li ve fights and six one-hour highlight shows.

The WEC brand is recognized as one of the best mixed martial arts organizations in the United States in its category and is owned by the premier organization in the sport. Founded in 2001, the WEC features many of the most prominent athletes in the sport of mixed martial arts today, including Urijah Faber, Rob McCullough, Alex Karalexis, Richard Crunkilton, and John Alessio. The WEC organization has produced 24 professional mixed martial arts events with an impressive 22 total sell-outs.


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