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Monday, February 2, 2009

Fox Sports En Español Acquires Programming Rights For World Extreme Cagefighting®

Courtesy of Fox Sports en Español:

Top Spanish-Language Sports Brand Continues Bringing Viewers the Most In-Demand Sports Programming with “WEC® Alboroto”

---Fox Sports en Español:

WHAT: Fox Sports en Español announced today that it will deliver exclusive Spanish-language coverage of World Extreme Cagefighting® (WEC®), marking a significant expansion of its mixed martial arts content. WEC® is one of the world's leading mixed martial arts sports properties, and sister organization to the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). With the launch of this new programming, Fox Sports en Español demonstrates its continued commitment to providing viewers with coverage of the world's most exciting sporting events. The WEC® is one of the fastest-growing properties in sports and home of the best light weight fighters in the world.

WHEN: Premiering on February 6th, the network will air 24 one-hour programs throughout the year. Scheduled episodes will feature Carlos Condit vs. John Alessio; Urijah Faber vs. Joe Pearson; Dave Terrel vs. Tiki Ghosn; Eric Apple vs. Brock Larson; and Steve Cantwell vs. Brian Stann.

WHERE: Fox Sports en Español.

About Fox Sports en Español

Fox Sports en Español features more than 1,600 hours of live, exclusive sports programming in Spanish and, with few exceptions, English SAP each year, including InterLigaTM, the Copa Santander Libertadores, the Copa Nissan Sudamericana, and the FIFA Club World Cup soccer tournaments; the Major League Baseball regular season, League Championship Series, All-Star Game and World Series; and premier combat sports including championship boxing from Mexico and the U.S., Ultimate Fighting Championship® and kickboxing. The channel reaches more than 14.4 million cable and satellite households in the country, of which more than 5 million are U.S. Hispanic Households. Fox Sports en Español is distributed by Fox Cable Networks Group and operated by Fox Pan American Sports LLC, an international sports programming and production entity jointly owned by HM Capital Partners, LLC and News Corporation’s (NYSE: NWS) Fox Sports International. For more information, visit Fox Sports en Español online at foxsportsla.msn.com.