by MMAWeekly.com
Versus is taking the next step in its extended coverage of World Extreme Cagefighting. The network tonight will air the first WEC Outside the Cage special as a lead-in to the Dec. 12 WEC event at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.

WEC Outside the Cage will feature interviews, fight clips and behind the scenes footage to preview the live event.

The Dec. 12 fight card is the organization’s most ambitious effort to date including three title fights. It will air live on Versus. The main event features featherweight champion Urijah Faber defending his belt against Ultimate Fighting Championship and Pride veteran Jeff Curran, Doug Marshall puts his light heavyweight title on the line against undefeated Ariel Gandulla, middleweight champ Paulo Filho defends against Chael Sonnen, and former UFC lightweight champion Jens Pulver makes his WEC debut at 145-pounds against contender Cub Swanson.

The event on Dec. 12 is the first fight after Versus and WEC announced a partnership extension to bring 15 additional live WEC events and 20 WEC WrekCAGE episodes to the network.

“Three great title fights on the card, led by one of the most popular MMA fighters in Urijah Faber, coupled with the WEC debut of UFC star Jens Pulver is a great way to kick off our recently extended partnership,” said Marc Fein, Senior Vice President of Programming and Production for Versus.

“Viewership has increased with each fight since the WEC’s first event on Versus and we are confident that this tremendous line-up of fights will continue that trend.”