by Damon Martin – MMAWeekly.com
World Extreme Cagefighting and Versus today announced a new agreement that will build on their relationship with additional programming. The first event on the new deal will be a Dec. 12 live show featuring a featherweight title bout between Champion Urijah Faber and top-ten 145lb fighter, Jeff Curran.
The line-up of programming on the new deal includes 15 additional live shows and 20 additional episodes of WEC Wrekcage, which features a compilation of previously aired and never before seen bouts that have taken place in the organization.
“We are very excited to announce the extension of our partnership with World Extreme Cagefighting, the premier brand in mixed martial arts,” said Marc Fein, Senior Vice President of Programming and Production for Versus. “The WEC has tremendous success in putting on top quality mixed martial arts events which consistently deliver a solid television viewing audience. The quality of the fights and fighters in the WEC sets them apart from the competition – they’re faster, fiercer, they fight in a smaller cage and they’re only on Versus.”
The announcement of this deal also includes the title bout between Urijah Faber and Jeff Curran to take place in December between the two top-ten fighters in the featherweight division.
Faber has been seen as one of the premier rising stars in all of MMA, appearing on television and as a guest on the Howard Stern show.
Jeff Curran is new to the WEC after spending a career that has literally spanned the globe. In his debut fight for the promotion, he defeated Stephen Ledbetter by unanimous decision.
More fights will be announced for the Dec. 12 WEC show as well as additional live shows on Versus as information becomes available.