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Monday, July 09, 2007

WEC - Condit Vs. Larson - 08/05/2007 on Versus





Tickets Go On Sale Monday, July 9 at 12pm PT

Las Vegas, NV - World Extreme Cagefighting® (WEC™), returns to Las Vegas’ Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on Sunday, August 5, with another hard-hitting night
of fights headlined by a championship doubleheader that will ignite the mixed martial arts world. In a welterweight title bout, “The Natural Born Killer”,
Carlos Condit, puts his WEC title on the line against Minnesota’s own Brock Larson, and in the 185-pound co-feature, Brazilian superstar Paulo Filho squares
off against tough veteran Joe Doerksen for the vacant WEC Middleweight crown.

WEC: Condit vs. Larson will be televised live on Versus beginning at 9:00pm ET/6:00pm PT. The event will be broadcast in Standard and High-Definition (HD)
where available. For more information on how to view Versus, visit

WEC: Condit vs. Larson will feature “The Natural Born Killer”, current WEC Welterweight Champion Carlos Condit, and number one contender Minnesota’s own
Brock Larson.

Considered by many as one of the best welterweight fighters in the world, Carlos Condit (20-4) is back to defend his crown after defeating highly-regarded
veteran John Alessio by rear naked choke. Condit has already impressed the MMA world with his well-rounded ability, which allows him to keep the fight
standing or bring it to the ground at will. But he is well aware that on Aug. 5 he will be fighting his toughest opponent yet in Brock Larson.

“I respect his ability on the ground and I admire his willingness to fight anyone at anytime,” said Albuquerque’s Condit, “But I’m coming into this fight
in the best shape of my life and no one has the skill or the heart that I have.”

Minnesota’s own Brock Larson (21-1) is looking to bring the WEC Welterweight crown back to the Midwest. Knowing this is the biggest fight of his career,
Larson is training like never before and looking to build on his nine fight win streak. A former UFC veteran with a win over Keita Nakamura, Larson brought
his aggressive style to the WEC, dismantling Erik Apple by submission in round one and smashing Kevin Knabjan in just 27 seconds with vicious strikes from
the top position. Larson understands the significance of his fight with Condit, but he is coming fully prepared.

“I’ve never been scared of any opponent in my life,” said Larson, “Condit is a great fighter, but my time is now. I will be leaving Las Vegas with the belt.
If he wants to stand I will stand and if he wants to take it to the ground I’ll beat him on the ground. One way or the other I’m going to punish him”.

The co-main event of the night features a highly anticipated matchup between two standout 185-pounders for the vacant WEC Middleweight Title.

Considered one of the best middleweights in the world today, Paulo Filho (14-0) will not only be making his WEC debut, but he will be looking to keep his
undefeated record intact while adding the organization’s title belt to his trophy case. This former PRIDE standout holds wins over Kazuo Misaki, Ryo Chonan,
and Murilo ‘Ninja’ Rua, defeating all these opponents in impressive fashion. Filho plans on thrilling American fight fans and bringing the middleweight
crown back to Brazil

“I’m looking forward to fighting on a world stage and impressing the American audience.” said Rio De Janeiro’s Filho. “Joe is a well rounded competitor
with strong striking, and he is in for the fight of his life come August 5th.”

MMA veteran Joe Doerksen (39-9) knows he is in for a battle when he steps into the cage against Filho. An eight year veteran of MMA, Doerksen holds notable
wins over Dennis Kang, Chris Leben, and Ed Herman, and would like to add another big win (and a championship belt) to his already impressive resume.

“I know Filho is considered one of the best middleweights on the planet, that is why I’m training harder for this fight than any other fight in my life,
said Canada’s Doerksen. “I’m excited to prove to the world I’m still a force in MMA. Filho hasn’t fought someone as well rounded as myself, and I’m going
to look to finish him early in the fight”.

Tickets for WEC: Condit vs. Larson go on sale Monday, July 9 at 12:00pm PT, and are priced at $250, $150, $75, $25 (not including applicable services or
taxes). Fans can purchase them at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino box office and all Ticketmaster locations. To charge by phone with a major credit card,
call Ticketmaster at (702) 474-4000. Tickets also are available for purchase at

The remaining bouts for WEC: Condit vs. Larson will be announced in the near future. All bouts subject to change. For more information about WEC: Condit
vs. Larson and current WEC fight news, visit

World Extreme Cagefighting

The WEC brand is recognized as one of the premiere mixed martial arts organizations in the United States. Founded in 2001, the WEC features many of the
most prominent athletes in the sport of mixed martial arts today. Owned and operated by WEC Holdings LLC., and headquartered in Las Vegas, Nev., the WEC
produces live and taped events annually that are distributed through the Versus network. In addition to its U.S distribution, WEC programming is shown
on the TSN network in Canada. For more information and current WEC fight news, visit

World Extreme Cagefighting® and WEC™ are registered trademarks, trademarks, trade dress or service marks owned exclusively by WEC Holdings, LLC in the United
States and other jurisdictions and are licensed to WEC Productions, LLC.

About the Versus network

VERSUS (VERSUS.com) celebrates competition in all its forms. The network is the national cable home of the National Hockey League (NHL) and the Stanley
Cup Playoffs as well as best-in-class events like The Tour deFrance, the America's Cup, the Dakar Rally, the Professional Bull Riders (PBR), Professional
Boxing, the Boston Marathon, AMA Motocross and Davis Cup. Now in more than 70 million homes, the network features the best field sports programming on
television and is a destination for sports fans, athletes and sportsmen to find exclusive, competitive events that audiences can't find elsewhere. The
network offers unique, competition-themed original programming and is the exclusive home of Survivor in syndication. VERSUS, a wholly owned company of
Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ: CMCSA, CMCSK), is distributed via cable systems and satellite operators throughout the United States.

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