World Extreme Cagefighting will stage its first pay-per-view event April 24, scheduling a star-stacked card for its first attempt to persuade mixed martial arts fans to pay $44.99 for its fights.
Urijah Faber will meet featherweight champion Jose Aldo in the main event of WEC 48 from Sacramento, Calif., the lighter-weight MMA promotion’s leaders told The Associated Press before Wednesday’s announcement.
Former featherweight champion Mike Brown also will meet Manny Gamburyan at Arco Arena, and lightweight champion Ben Henderson will fight Donald Cerrone in a rematch of their acclaimed October bout.
After years of showcasing its product on Versus and online, the WEC is eager for its long-anticipated—and possibly treacherous—step into pay-per-view.
"We wanted to wait until we had this type of card to go to pay-per-view," WEC general manager Reed Harris told the AP. "We didn’t want to do a pay-per-view show until fans would say at the end of the night, ‘This was worth it.’ This will truly be the biggest event we’ve ever done."
Of course I'm a little late on this, but today was NSD for college football and I had to keep tabs on my Florida State Seminoles who have pulled in the #6 class overall! Things will get back to normal I promise.
Now on to this WEC PPV. This looks like it will be a one shot deal, and if it does decently(it will not) they could do another one in the future. Now, it IS going to be a pretty stacked WEC card, but the competition it will face is just ridiculous. Not to mention the price being $44.99! Maybe this will put the writing on the wall that the WEC should just fold into the UFC?