Zuffa LLC (parent company of UFC and WEC) has made a contract renewal with the Versus channel after Direct TV (satellite television company) dropped them from its current line-up. The multi-year deal includes seven live WEC events and two live UFC events for 2010.
Snip from the Versus Network:
As part of VERSUS’ renewal deal, the network will air seven live WEC fights and two live UFC events in 2010, marking the first time that live UFC events will air on a national sports cable network. Also included in the renewal deal are digital media rights, giving VERSUS.com the ability to air one non-televised fight and behind-the-scenes footage from each live WEC Event. Details regarding when the first live UFC event will air on the network will be announced in the near future.