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‘Cream of the crop’ of lightweight fighting coming to town: WEC chief

Edmonton fight fans have definitely been getting their fix lately thanks to all the promotions that have been hosted in the capital city over the last few months.

Edmonton fight fans have definitely been getting their fix lately thanks to all the promotions that have been hosted in the capital city over the last few months.

And perhaps the best of all is still to come.

Reed Harris, general manager and founder of World Extreme Cagefighting (WEC), was in town yesterday, along with a couple of his toughest fighters, to promote the WEC card at Rexall Place June 20.

The Edmonton mixed martial arts (MMA) card marks the first time the WEC has put on an event north of the border, and Harris believes it’s overdue.

“Canada has been known within our business to be probably one of the best places in the world to do an MMA show. The UFC has been very successful,” Harris said.

“Dana White (UFC president) has long said that the Canadian fans are probably some of the best fans in the world and we’re going to find out on June 20 here at Rexall.”

The WEC is essentially the UFC’s second division. It boasts three different weight classes, 135-pound, 145-pound and 155-pound.

“On June 20 you’re going to see probably the best lightweight fighters in the world competing in MMA,” Harris said.

“What people are going to see is really the cream of the crop as far as lightweight fighting goes.”

Tickets for the WEC event are on sale now.

 
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