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WEC to Enter Pay-Per-View on April 24

The WEC's entry into the pay-per-view market will happen April 24 at the ARCO Arena in Sacramento, Calif., WEC general manager Reed Harris told the AP in a report Wednesday.

WEC 48 will feature a featherweight title bout between champ Jose Aldo against former titleholder Urijah Faber, a lightweight rematch between champ Ben Henderson and Donald Cerrone, and former champ Mike Brown facing Manny Gamburyan in a potential No. 1 featherweight contender bout.

The price tag of the pay-per-view will be $44.99.

Pay-per-view has long been in the works, but it wasn't until now that the WEC felt it had enough "compelling fights" to sell a pay-per-view.

"We wanted to wait until we had this type of card to go to pay-per-view," Harris told the AP. "We didn't want to do a pay-per-view show until fans would say at the end of the night, 'This was worth it.' This will truly be the biggest event we've ever done."

Harris said last week that he expected WEC 48 to happen in May, but the fight is likely happening in April to avoid competing against a Floyd Mayweather fight and two UFC pay-per-views happening the same month.