World Extreme Cagefighting (WEC) was an American mixed martial arts (MMA) promotion. It was purchased by Zuffa, LLC, the parent company of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), in 2006. In its final incarnation, it was made up of 3 weight classes: 135, 145 and 155 lbs. To accommodate the smaller fighters, WEC's cage was 25 ft. in diameter—5 ft. smaller than the standard UFC cage.
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