NEW YORK, N.Y. (December 16, 2009)-VERSUS, the cable television home of World Extreme Cagefighting® (WEC®), today announced a multi-year extension with Zuffa LLC., the owners of both the WEC and UFC®. As part of VERSUS’ renewal deal, the network will air seven live WEC fights and two live UFC events in 2010, marking the first time that live UFC events will air on a national sports cable network.
“Since 2007 fight fans have come to VERSUS for some of the best mixed martial arts action available on television. WEC on VERSUS has been a tremendous catalyst for network growth and solidified our position as a top destination in the MMA category,” said Marc Fein, Executive Vice President of Programming, Production and Business Operations for VERSUS. “Continuing our thriving partnership with Zuffa and the addition of two UFC fights to our lineup will, without a doubt, propel VERSUS to the next level in live MMA offerings.”