World Extreme Cagefighting is set for its debut on the pay-per-view market on April 24 with the highly anticipated featherweight championship between Urijah Faber and Jose Aldo headlining the WEC 48 card. However, the pay-per-view format is not the only first for the promotion, as Spike TV will air two preliminary bouts from the evening’s card.
A featherweight match up between former top contender at 145-pounds Leonard Garcia and Chan Sung Jung will be one of the two fights to make the broadcast. Garcia last fought at WEC 47, where he and George Roop fought to a draw. Jung is 10-1 in the sport and will be making his debut with the promotion against Garcia.
Also on the Spike broadcast, Alex Karalexis will take on Anthony Pettis in a lightweight match up. Karalexis last fought at WEC 39, where he gained the technical knockout victory over Greg McIntyre. Pettis, who hasn’t spent nearly as long outside the cage, last won at WEC 47 against Danny Castillo.
The event’s main card is set for Sacramento, California’s ARCO Arena and will air live on pay-per-view on April 24 at 10 p.m. ET, following the Spike broadcast. Stay tuned to Heavy.com for updates surrounding the WEC’s first card to make the move to PPV.