UFC Presents: The Best of WEC coming in September.

One of the really great things about being an editor is being able to blather on about damn near anything you want!

Folks that know me know that I am a hyoooge fan of Mixed Martial Arts. While most likely know of the Ultimate Fighting Championship, fewer are familiar with World Extreme Cagefighting. The WEC is a sister org to the WEC and features the lighter weights, from Bantamweight(135) up to Lightweight (155). The smaller guys tend to be faster and have more in the gas tank.

Recently the WEC signed a home entertainment deal (DVD, Blu-ray) with Image Entertainment. The first release will be the epic Aldo vs. Faber ppv from last month. I am be talking about that closer to the release date (July 20th), but wanted to give folks a heads up on another release.

On Sept 7th, 2010, Zuffa (parent company of WEC and UFC) and Image Entertainment will UFC Presents: The Best of WEC (World Extreme Cagefighting).

This one disc package will contain the following fights:
Torres vs. Mizugaki
McCullough vs. Cerrone
Faber vs. Pulver I
Torres vs. Maeda
Brown vs. Faber II
Cerrone vs. Henderson

Now I am certainly a fan of the UFC, but I can’t recall a WEC show that failed to deliver. This set features some of the best bouts, of the last couple of years, from the WEC. Each of these is stellar. Cerrone/Henderson was considered by many to be the best MMA fight of 2009. Faber/Brown II saw Uriah Faber, despite breaking BOTH hands, give champion Mike Brown everything he could handle for five rounds. Faber/Pulver has a legend (Pulver) squaring off against the (then) reigning Featherweight Champ in Faber and while Faber’s victory seemed certain, Jens never gave up and seemed to reach down time and time again to take it to the judges.

The Blu-ray release is $19.98 with the DVD being $14.98.