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Dana White To Announce UFC Merger With the WEC

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UFC President Dana White gives the exclusive news to Ariel Helwani:

World Extreme Cagefighting is merging with its sister organization the Ultimate Fighting Championship.In the video interview below, Dana White exclusively confirmed that the merger will take place in January 2011. In addition, White said that four UFC events will air live on Versus in 2011.

The final two WEC cards will air on the cable network on Nov. 11 and Dec. 16, which means that starting next year, the UFC will absorb WEC's 135, 145 and 155 weight classes.

This is an obvious move that's been a long time coming. More commentary and analysis to come.