WEC 48 | First Pay-Per-View Event in WEC HistoryCategory: MMA
The first pay-per-view fight card in World Extreme Cagefighting history will happen at WEC 48 on April 24, 2010.
After being purchased by Zuffa in 2006 to become the sister promotion to the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), WEC aired its events LIVE on the Versus TV network channel for free.
For its first foray in PPV, WEC 48 offers its most explosive event yet with two championship bouts in the main card.
In the main event, Jose Aldo will defend his WEC Featherweight title for the first time against former champ Urijah “California Kid” Faber.
Ben “Smooth” Henderson also defends his WEC Lightweight title for the first time against Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone in the co-main event. This will be a rematch after their first bout at WEC 43 won by Henderson.
WEC 48 will take place at the ARCO Arena in Sacramento, California, USA.
Here’s the official fight card:
Main Cards (watch on PPV TV)
* Featherweight Championship bout: Jose Aldo (c) vs. Urijah Faber
* Lightweight Championship bout: Ben Henderson (c) vs. Donald Cerrone
* Featherweight bout: Mike Brown vs. Manvel Gamburyan
* Lightweight bout: Anthony Njokuani vs. Shane Roller
* Bantamweight bout: Antonio Banuelos vs. Scott Jorgensen
Spike TV Card (watch on Spike TV channel)
* Featherweight bout: Leonard Garcia vs. Chan Sung Jung
* Lightweight bout: Alex Karalexis vs. Anthony Pettis
Preliminary Cards (not to be shown on TV)
* Bantamweight bout: Brad Pickett vs. Demetrious Johnson
* Featherweight bout: Chad Mendes vs. Anthony Morrison
* Bantamweight bout: Takeya Mizugaki vs. Rani Yahya
* Featherweight bout: Brandon Visher vs. Tyler Toner
Check out the WEC 48 results which will updated as each matchup progress.
If you have the money, you can watch WEC 48 LIVE via pay-per-view on Saturday, April 24, 2010 – 7PM PT / 10PM ET / 3AM BST on iN DEMAND, DIRECTV, DISH Network, TVN, BellTV, Shaw Communications and Viewer’s Choice Canada. Charge starts at $44.95.
However, if you can’t watch it on TV, several sites will actually offer it for free like WEC 48 Justin TV, Freedocast, LiveStream and UStream. You just have to look for them patiently.
UPDATE April 24, 2010: WEC 48 has wrapped up! Live streams are already offline.
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