Saturday, January 9, 2010
Programming Reminder: WEC This Sunday On "The Score"; UFC's UFN 20 This Monday On "Spike TV"
If you've been meaning to get into the WEC, or, more to the point, if you haven't done so yet due to the lameness of TSN's tape-delayed WEC coverage, then this Sunday night is the opportunity you've been waiting for. The main card of WEC 46: Varner vs. Henderson will air live, for free, and in its entirety starting at 6:00 PM/ PST on "The Score." They only recently acquired the Canadian distribution rights and are clearly committed to handling Zuffa's lighter-weight showcase with the respect it deserves.
The very next night, also beginning live at 6:00 PM/PST, "Spike TV" will air Ultimate Fight Night 20, which culminates with a bout between lightweights Gray "The Bully" Maynard and Nate Diaz. The two met once before in the semi-finals of The Ultimate Fighter 5 series with Diaz scoring a submission victory . Many believe that, should "The Bully" secure the victory, he would be rewarded with the next shot at BJ Penn's lightweight belt, probably in the spring. Monday's show also features British Columbia's own Rory MacDonald in a preliminary bout that is, unfortunately, not guaranteed to be broadcast.
This has been a transitional week for B.C. MMA Fan and coverage has suffered somewhat as a result, but rest assured we'll be all over Sunday's WEC 46 and Monday's Ultimate Fight Night 20.
Enjoy the fights!