Anyone remember the popular mixed martial arts (MMA) highlight show "Best of PRIDE" series on FUEL TV, one that featured some of the greatest moments from the now-defunct promotion? Well, it seems as though Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) has decided to twist the idea of that program into "Best of WEC."
FOX Sports Exec John Stouffer (via MMA Junkie) announced the premiere of the new show will air via FOX Sports 1 on March 19, 2014. The program will run one hour in length in the time slot of 8 p.m. ET (5 p.m. PT) with the beautiful Kenda Perez serving as host.
While UFC has made a handful of World Extreme Cagefighting (WEC) bouts available on its now worldwide over-the-top streaming service "Fight Pass," it seems as though ZUFFA has also decided to air some of its vast library on its flagship network.
UFC has 53 WEC sanctioned events to meander through and here is a tentative list of what fans of the now-defunct company can expect:
"Best of WEC" 101: Some of the biggest names in MMA showcase their skills inside the WEC octagon in this all-star edition.
"Best of WEC" 102: From one-punch knockouts to skillful submissions, witness some of the most memorable finishes in WEC history.
"Best of WEC" 103: Watch three classic bantamweight and featherweight fights from the WEC that prove that bigger isn’t always badder.
"Best of WEC" 104: WEC’s lighter-weight fighters were known for their nonstop cardio and action that looked like it was unfolding in fast-forward. See three of these memorable brawls.
"Best of WEC" 105: See great fights from the members of Sacramento’s Team Alpha Male: Faber, Mendez, Benavidez and Danny Castillo.
"Best of WEC" 106: Journey back to WEC 53 for two memorable lightweight fights: Henderson vs. Pettis and Cerrone vs. Chris Horodecki.
Until then, enjoy looking at Kenda Perez filming the show onset:
So ... who's tuning in?