he best lighter weight fighters in the world are heading to Canada this summer. World Extreme Cagefighting® General Manager Reed Harris announced today that the organization has scheduled a loaded card set to take place at Rexall Place in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada on Sunday, June 20.
Former lightweight world champion Jamie Varner begins his quest back to WEC gold when he takes on the heavy-handed Kamal Shalorus in the night’s main event, while rising featherweight Josh Grispi battles LC Davis in a fight that will push the winner one step closer to a world title shot.
If those two fights weren’t enough to get MMA fans’ juices flowing, Canadian teammates Chris Horodecki and Mark Hominick are also confirmed for this historic event. London, Ontario’s Horodecki, one of the sport’s most electric strikers, will take on Taekwondo expert Ed Ratcliff in an exciting lightweight contest. Plus, standup ace Mark Hominick of Thamesford, Ontario, will battle Montreal’s Yves Jabouin in a long-awaited featherweight bout.
“We are really excited to bring WEC to Canada for the first time on June 20,” WEC General Manager Reed Harris said. “We’ve learned that Canada is home to some of the most passionate mixed martial arts fans in the world. With that said, we can’t wait to get to Edmonton and put the best lighter weight fighters in the world on display.”
Tickets for World Extreme Cagefighting® go on sale Saturday, April 17 at 12 p.m. MT and will be priced at $175, $125, $75, and $45. A special Internet ticket pre-sale will be available to WEC newsletter subscribers on Thursday, April 15 starting at 12 p.m. MT. To access this presale, users must register for the WEC newsletter through wec.tv. Tickets may be purchased at the Rexall Place Box Office, at all Ticketmaster locations, online at www.ticketmaster.ca or by phone at (780) 451-8000.
World Extreme Cagefighting® will be televised nationally live on VERSUS beginning at 9:00 p.m. ET/6:00 p.m. PT. All of the network’s live WEC events are presented in HD and Spanish language SAP where available. For more information and how to find VERSUS in your local viewing area, visit http://www.versus.com/findversus.
Remaining bouts for World Extreme Cagefighting® will be announced at a later date. For more information, visit www.wec.tv. Follow WEC 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 Score network in Canada, Setanta Sports in Australia, Globosat in Brazil, 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.