Versus to air WEC Best of 2008 on Dec. 28

December 18, 2008
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Versus, the network that celebrates real competition and the exclusive television home of World Extreme Cagefighting, will air WEC Best of 2008, a two-hour special presentation on December 28 at 9 p.m. ET. The hard-hitting night includes four spectacular fights: Miguel Angel Torres vs. Yoshiro Maeda, Urijah Faber vs. Jens Pulver, Carlos Condit vs. Hiromitsu Miura, and the never before seen on television bout between Donald Cerrone and Rob McCullough.

Versus will re-air the special on December 31 at 11 p.m. ET and January 1 at 3 p.m. ET and 9 p.m. ET. WEC Best of 2008 is available on Versus HD.

Beginning December 28 viewers can visit www.Versus.com to weigh in on which of the four bouts featured in the WEC Best of 2008 special is the best fight of the year. Each person who votes will be entered into a sweepstakes for a chance to win a trip for two to Versus’ next live WEC event on January 25 in San Diego, which will feature the lightweight championship fight between Jamie Varner and Donald Cerrone and the mega-rematch between Urijah Faber and Jens Pulver.

The fight of the year, as decided by VERSUS viewers, will be announced in the January 25 live telecast airing on VERSUS at 9:30 p.m. ET.

The blockbuster bout in this special program is the explosive match between Donald Cerrone (9-0, 1 NC) and Rob McCullough (16-5), which took place November 5, but wasn’t shown in the Versus live telecast. Shown in its entirety, fight fans will find out first hand why it’s considered one of the best fights of the year and why Cerrone earned the chance to take on Jamie Varner for the WEC lightweight championship on January 25.

Two other fights featured in the special, arguably two of the best MMA bouts of the year, are from the June 1 card held at ARCO Arena in Sacramento. The first fight features the Miguel Angel Torres (35-1-0) vs. Yoshiro Maeda (23-6-2) bout, which resulted in Torres’ third-round technical knockout over Maeda. The second fight from the June 1 card features the most anticipated MMA fight in featherweight history when former WEC champion Urijah Faber (21-2) and UFC legend Jens Pulver (22-10-1) battled it out for five heart-pumping rounds leading to a unanimous decision in Faber’s favor.

Also in the December 28 special is the Carlos Condit (23-4) vs. Hiromitsu Miura (9-5) bout from the August 3 card in which Condit beat Miura near the conclusion of the fourth round with a technical knockout.

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