08.01.2007 10:11 AM
VERSUS Remains TV Partner In World Combat League’s New Schedule
The World Combat League will return this fall with three new teams, an expanded bout schedule and a more comprehensive television agreement with the VERSUS network.
Last season, the WCL was the VERSUS network's fourth-highest rated property,ranking ahead of the National Hockey League. "We're a long-term player on the mixed-martial arts landscape," said WCL founder and martial arts legend Chuck Norris. "The WCL has been a 35-year dream of mine, and to see how quickly it was embraced by both fans and television sponsors surprised even me. There is a hunger out there for team mixed-martial arts that put skill and athleticism ahead of hype and brutality.”
The 2007-08 WCL season gets will begin on October 20 at Denver's Broomfield Event Center, where bouts will take place featuring the league's four Western Conference squads: the Oklahoma Destroyers vs. the Texas Dragons and the Los Angeles Stars vs. the newly formed Denver Fury. The league's Eastern Conference includes the New York Clash, Miami Force and the expansion New Jersey Tigers and St. Louis (previously Houston) Enforcers.