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Where's The Hype For WEC 39?

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WEC 39 will be upon us this coming weekend, but it sure doesn't feel like it.  I was talking to my dad the other day, and he had completely forgotten about the card coming up on March 1st.  Trust me when I say that this dude will watch MMA 24/7 because he's addicted to the sport just like I am!  I don't recall seeing any commercials, or any real promotion for the event.  It's a shame too, because this is a VERY good card in my opinion.  Here's how it stacks up thus far:

 MAIN CARD (Televised)

  • Champ Mike Brown vs. Leonard Garcia (for featherweight title)
  • Richard Crunkilton vs. Bart Palaszewski
  • Jose Aldo vs. Chris Mickle
  • Marcus Hicks vs. Rob McCullough


  • Phil Cardella vs. Danny Castillo
  • Marcos Galvao vs. Damacio Page
  • Johny Hendricks vs. Alex Serdyukov
  • Kenji Osawa vs. Rafael Rebello
  • Alex Karalexis vs. Greg McIntyre
  • Mike Budnik vs. John Franchi
  • Justin Haskins vs. Mike Pierce

All the guys on the televised portion of the card know how to put on exciting fights.  We get to see a title fight, along with rising star Jose Aldo.  We also get to see an intriguing matchup between Marcus Hicks and Razor Rob McCullough.  It would be nice to see Zuffa up the ante just a bit with more promotion of the WEC brand.  It's a shame that these guys don't get more publicity than they do. 

If you know someone that likes MMA, but hasn't been exposed to the WEC brand be sure you tell them to tune in for this card.  It should be a good one.  Also, be sure to join us here at MMA4Real on Sunday night as we'll be discussing the fights as they go down as usual.  Also, be sure to join the MMA4Real WEC 39 Predictions contest that will be happening later in the week.  We'll be hitting you with that post as well as our very own breakdowns of the fights on either tomorrow or Thursday.  I'm taking the crown this time :)