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For Immediate Release
February 27, 2009

FSE Expands WEC® Programming with Launch of “WEC: ALBOROTO” Friday, March 20

Las Vegas, NV (USA) -- World Extreme Cagefighting® (WEC®) and Fox Sports en Español (FSE) announced today that FSE is significantly expanding its mixed martial arts content with the launch of WEC: ALBOROTO, a new Spanish-language program featuring some of the most memorable matchups ever seen in the WEC.

“We are pleased to have this new programming deal in place with Fox Sports en Español, World Extreme Cagefighting will complement UFC programming currently airing on FSE,” said Peter Dropick, Vice President, Event Operations & Production. “Like the UFC, this deal will open up World Extreme Cagefighting and its incredible fighters to a larger, more diverse U.S.-based audience.”

FSE’s new show “WEC: ALBOROTO” premieres Friday, March 20 at 12:00am ET/9pm PT. FSE network will air 24 one-hour programs throughout the year. The scheduled episodes will feature top WEC fighters in spectacular matchups, including Mike Brown vs. Jeff Curran; Urijah Faber vs. Dominick Cruz; Brian Bowles vs. Charlie Valencia; Damacio Page vs. Scott Jorgensen; and Brandon Foxworth vs. Manny Tapia.

“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,” said David Sternberg, General Manager & Executive Vice President of Fox Sports International.

In the fall of 2006, Fox Sports en Español and UFC reached a television deal to give FSE Spanish-language television rights to the first UFC show fully produced in Spanish.

For more information and current WEC fight news, please visit wec.tv.

About World Extreme Cagefighting

The WEC brand is recognized as one of the premier mixed martial arts organizations in the United States. Founded in 2001, the WEC features many of the most prominent athletes in the sport of mixed martial arts today. Owned and operated by WEC Holdings LLC., and headquartered in Las Vegas, Nev., the WEC produces live and taped events annually that are distributed through the Versus network. In addition to its U.S distribution, WEC programming is shown on the TSN network in Canada and Cadena Tres in Mexico.

World Extreme Cagefighting® and WEC® are registered trademarks, trademarks, trade dress or service marks owned exclusively by WEC Holdings, LLC in the United States and other jurisdictions and are licensed to WEC Productions, LLC.

About Fox Sports en Español

Reaching more than 14 million cable and satellite households in the country, of which over 5 million are U.S. Hispanic Households, Fox Sports en Español is the leader in Spanish-language sports media. We feature premier soccer programming with exclusive coverage of the top leagues and tournaments in Latin America and Europe; coverage of Major League Baseball’s regular season, League Championship Series, All-Star Game and World Series; championship boxing and UFC® and mixed-martial arts across four compelling media platforms. With more than 1,600 hours of live and exclusive programming, a robust web site brimming with streaming video, portable content from FSE Móvil and the Fox Sports en Español Magazine, we are and will continue to be the first name in the U.S. Hispanic sports space.

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.