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WEC to offer twin title fights on inaugural PPV event

Though rumors have long been circulating in regards to World Extreme Cagefighting testing the waters of PPV, nothing conclusive had ever surfaced regarding the card’s line-up, location, or date…until now! WEC CEO Reed Harris recently spoke with the Associated Press, stating the company is targeting April 24th and Sacramento to put on “the biggest event we’ve ever done.”

The show will feature former featherweight champion Urijah Faber attempting to reclaim the 145-pound strap in front of his hometown fans with current title-holder Jose Aldo standing in his way. Aldo is 16-1 and has won his last nine fights.

Harris also announced Aldo’s fellow promotional champ, Benson Henderson, will defend his lightweight belt against Donald Cerrone in a rematch from their October 2009 fight in which “Smooth” earned a unanimous decision win. It will be Henderson’s first defense of the title since submitting Jamie Varner at WEC 46 and eliminating the “interim” tag previously attached to his name.

Additionally, former WEC Featherweight Champion Mike Brown and TUF 5 finalist Manny Gamburyan will lock horns on the undercard in a bout likely determining the next opponent for whomever emerges victorious between Aldo and Faber.

It is expected the PPV will cost $44.99 to order.

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