For Immediate Release:
July 29, 2009
LIVE STREAM AVAILABLE AT WEC.TV
WEC® PRESENTS: TORRES VS. BOWLES
From The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada - Sunday, August 9;
Fight to Air Live at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT
Las Vegas, NV (USA) – In addition to live broadcasts of WEC: Torres vs. Bowles on VERSUS in the United States and TSN2 in Canada, as well as a tape-delay broadcast on Cadena Tres in Mexico, World Extreme Cagefighting® is pleased to announce a live global internet broadcast of the Aug. 9 main card beginning at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT on the WEC.tv and UFC.com websites. The broadcast will be available to all continents, with the exception of North America.
For the nominal fee of US $9.99, fans across the world can log on and catch a live, English-language broadcast of one of the most stacked cards of the year. Emanating from the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, NV, the four-fight main card will be available via web broadcast in areas that boast large MMA fan bases.
“The demand for a broadcast of this fight card in areas like Japan was significant,” WEC Vice President Peter Dropick said. “The global buzz about WEC certainly grew louder after Japanese star Takeya Mizugaki’s performance against Miguel Torres in April. We expect countries with huge MMA fan bases, including Japan and England, to log on to our website and watch an exciting night of fights.”
The live card will feature a bantamweight title clash between champion Miguel Angel Torres (36-1) and Brian Bowles (7-0), as well as Joseph Benavidez vs. Dominick Cruz in a 135-pound contest, Danny Castillo vs. Ricardo Lamas in lightweight action, and Jeff Curran vs. Takeya Mizugaki in a bantamweight tilt.
On top of the broadcasts on VERSUS, TSN2, and WEC.tv, viewers in Mexico will have an opportunity to watch WEC: Torres vs. Bowles on Cadena Tres via tape-delay on Saturday, Aug. 15.
For more information on the global broadcast of WEC: Torres vs. Bowles, visit www.wec.tv. Follow WEC on Twitter at http://twitter.com/weconversus.
About World Extreme Cagefighting®
The WEC brand is recognized as one of the premier mixed martial arts organizations in the United States. WEC, founded in 2001, is the sister organization of the Ultimate Fighting Championship® and today features the most prominent light weight fighters in the world. 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.WEC programming is also available on Fox Sports en Espanol. In addition to its U.S distribution, WEC programming is shown on the TSN network in Canada and Cadena Tres in Mexico. For more information and current WEC fight news, visit wec.tv. 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.
Source: World Extreme Cagefighting
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
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