by Jeff Cain – MMAWeekly.com
World Extreme Cagefighting returns to Sacramento on Jan. 10 with WEC 46: Varner vs. Henderson. It will air live on Versus, and the network has extended the timeslot to two and a half hours.
“We’ve been able to move to a two and a half hour show with this event on Versus. Versus has given us more time and we are really, really happy about that,” said WEC General Manager Reed Harris on a media conference call promoting the event. “We’re going to be able to get all five of our main event fights on TV as well as possibly some other prelim fights depending on the time.”
Harris would like to show every fight on the card, but is thrilled with the commitment from Versus and the added half hour of television time.
“If I had my way I’d start with the first prelim and go all the way through to the main event because all of these guys are fighting for a reason. They’re either trying to be a contender or fight for the belt,” said Harris.
“Versus has been a great partner of ours and the fact that they’re giving us some more time on this event and hopefully on future events really means a lot of us at WEC.”
WEC 46 is headlined by lightweight champion Jamie Varner and interim titleholder Ben Henderson, with Urijah Faber versus Raphael Assuncao in a featherweight bout that will determine the next contender for a shot at Jose Aldo’s crown.
“I look forward to another stellar event,” added Harris. “Our card is stacked, and we’re really looking forward to a great turnout in Sacramento.”