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WEC Could Make PPV Debut in June With Brown vs. Faber II

Urijah Faber and Mike Brown

Urijah Faber and Mike Brown

The WEC could make its pay-per-view debut in June for the anticipated rematch between WEC featherweight title-holder Mike Brown and former champion Urijah Faber.

WEC Vice President Peter Dropick confirmed the news in the recent interview with Ariel Helwani at Versus.

According to the interview, the WEC is planning an early-June event which would air on Versus followed by another event, tentatively scheduled to take place later in the month, which would feature Brown-Faber and air on pay-per-view.

A location for the event has not yet been determined, with Dropick commenting that three or four cities, including Sacramento, California, under consideration.

Dropick hopes to have the pay-per-view be “completely stacked,” with WEC bantamweight champion Miguel Torres possibly scheduled to co-headline the card, which will cost less than UFC PPVs. Former UFC lightweight champion Jens Pulver is also likely to be added to one of the June cards.

In the interview, it was also confirmed that the WEC will add a 125-pound flyweight division later this year, with plans to debut the weight class in the fall or early-winter and have the new fighters participate in a tournament to crown a champion. Dropick also commented that the WEC has no plans to dissolve it’s lightweight division, the final weight class it shares with the UFC.

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