Canada to have 7 Live WEC events on the Score


WEC THUMBTop MMA News has received the following press release outlining the details of an agreement signed between the Score television network and WEC (World Extreme Cagefighting).  There will be 7 live events in 2010 on the Score starting with January 10th when WEC 46 takes place with Jamie Varner and Ben Henderson unifying the WEC Lightweight title, more online content and exclusives.

The Score has been stepping it up with the addition of the weekly “MMA Show” and Friday Night Fights with Mauro Ranallo at the helm.  There has been some great fights with the last Bellator season being broadcast, as well as Hardcore Fighting events from the past, and more recently the W1 event with Carlos Newton against Shonie Carter.  Rumors of more Canadian promotions joining the mix are also running rampant.

2010 is going to be a good year for Canadian MMA fans as more options and more live fights become an option.  It was dissapointing to see TSN have the rights to WEC and not show the events live.  The fans deserve this and thank the Score for providing us more great MMA content.

Press Release

The Score Inks Canadian Content Agreement with World Extreme Cagefighting®
Partnership expands multi-platform Mixed Martial Arts content on The Score and brings seven live fights to hardcore MMA fans
TORONTO, Dec. 17, 2009 – Score Media Inc. (TSX: SCR) today announced that it has inked an exclusive Canadian multi-platform partnership agreement with World Extreme Cagefighting (WEC®), one of the world’s leading mixed martial arts (MMA) sports organizations. The deal, which kicks off in January 2010, brings seven live WEC fights, online content and exclusive features to The Score. 
“WEC has attracted millions of fans around the world, and in Canada specifically. By adding this franchise to our existing line up of comprehensive MMA content, The Score strengthens its reputation as a destination for hardcore MMA fans,” says Benjie Levy, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Score Media Inc.
Adding the WEC to The Score’s mix of in-depth, multi-platform, original MMA content – headed up by Mauro Ranallo, one of North America’s renowned MMA authorities – showcases The Score’s commitment to continued investment in building a superior destination for MMA content.
“We are excited to have The Score as the official partner of World Extreme Cagefighting in Canada,” says WEC Vice President, Peter Dropick. “As a dedicated supporter of MMA, The Score is the perfect choice to help us build the WEC franchise in the Canadian market.”
On December 18th at 10pm ET, The Score will be kicking off its exciting WEC line up with WEC Best of 2009, a look back at WEC’s most exciting fights of the past year.  
And to catch the first live WEC fight of 2010, tune in on January 10th at 9pm ET. 

3 Responses to “ Canada to have 7 Live WEC events on the Score ”

  1. Sean Quinn says:

    That is awesome!!!! Its about time!

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  2. L-Boutin says:

    Great News ! TSN is brutal. Always pushing WEC over to TSN2 or later in the week. (Like tonight, TSN2 because spotscentre has to play on TSN)

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  3. George Carlos says:

    I know what you mean L-Boutin. TSN doesn’t give a shit about MMA. At least you know with The Score & Sportsnet that you will get to watch it without it being an afterthought!!!

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