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WEC’s Anthony Pettis to be featured on MTV’s “World of Jenks”



For Immediate Release:

September 23, 2010

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WEC® LIGHTWEIGHT CONTENDER ANTHONY PETTIS TO BE FEATURED ON MTV HIT SHOW ”ËœWORLD OF JENKS’

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MTV’s ”ËœWORLD OF JENKS’

Monday, Sept. 27

10pm ET/pt

Episode Chronicles 23-Year-Old Before His Fight With Danny Castillo Last March

Las Vegas, Nev. (USA)World Extreme Cagefighting® lightweight contender Anthony Pettis will be featured on MTV’s new hit show “World of Jenks” on Monday, Sept. 27 at 10PM ET/PT. The 30-minute episode chronicles Pettis’ life and training as he prepares for his fight against Danny Castillo at WEC’s event in Columbus, Ohio last March. WEC is the sister company of the Ultimate Fighting Championship® and home to the best lighter weight fighters in the world.

The opportunity to work with award-winning documentary maker Andrew Jenks and MTV was something the 23-year-old Milwaukee native never imagined would happen.

“I grew up watching MTV and never thought I’d get the chance to be on one of their shows,” Pettis, who is considered the top contender in the WEC’s 155-pound division, said. “It was an absolute honor to work with Andrew and the staff at MTV. I hope fight fans tune in to see Jenks join me in the days leading up to my fight with Castillo.”

“World of Jenks” airs Monday nights on MTV. In each episode, the 24-year-old Jenks focuses his lens and creates a bond with his subject to tell the story of one person’s life, bringing viewers closer to understanding someone else’s reality – everyone from a platinum-selling recording artist to a young homeless woman, from a pro-cheerleader to a young adult with Autism. “The World of Jenks” is Executive Produced by Andrew Jenks and Mike Powers.  Brent Haynes and Brooke Posch are Executive Producers for MTV.

For more information on Pettis, visit www.wec.tv. For more information on “World of Jenks,” visit www.mtv.com.

About World Extreme Cagefighting®

The WEC brand is recognized as one of the premier mixed martial arts organizations in the United States. WEC, founded in 2001, is the sister organization of the Ultimate Fighting Championship® and today features the most prominent light weight fighters in the world. 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.WEC programming is also available on Fox Sports en Espanol. In addition to its U.S distribution, WEC programming is shown on The Score network in Canada, Setanta Sports in Australia, Globosat in Brazil, and Cadena Tres in Mexico. For more information and current WEC fight news, visit wec.tv. 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 MTV:

MTV is the dynamic, vibrant experiment at the intersection of music, creativity and youth culture. For over 28 years, MTV has evolved, challenged the norm, and detonated boundaries — giving each new generation a creative outlet and voice that entertains, informs and unites on every platform and screen. On-air, MTV is the number one full day-ad supported network for P12-24.  Online, MTV.com averaged 24.5 million monthly unique visitors during the second quarter of 2010 — up +13% year-over-year.  Average video streams for the second quarter of 2010 increased +8% from Q1/2010.   And MTV’s successful sibling networks MTV2 and mtvU each deliver unprecedented customized content, super-serving young males, music fans, and college students like no one else. MTV is part of MTV Networks, a unit of Viacom (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), one of the world’s leading creators of programming and content across all media platforms. Wanna know more? Come on in… www.mtvpress.com



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