UFC and WEC set to merge in 2011; events to air on Versus and Spike TV

The Ultimate Fighting Championship plans to merge with World Extreme Cagefighting in January 2011.

UFC president Dana White confirmed the news earlier today with
MMAFighting.com, and a formal announcement is scheduled this afternoon.

The merger’s primary intent is to fold the WEC’s bantamweight, featherweight and lightweight divisions into the UFC.

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