World Extreme Fighting Teams Up with B2 Networks for Live Broadband Broadcasts

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WEF Media, Inc., producers of the World Extreme Fighting (WEF) Events, and B2 Networks today announced a three year deal between the two companies giving B2 Networks the exclusive live broadband broadcasting rights to all WEF events. The first broadcast to take place under the new agreement will occur on June 10, 20 06 when the WEF returns to the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas for a night of explosive Mixed-Martial Arts action

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Teams Up with B2 Networks

June 10th Fight Card

Kicks Off 3 year agreement

WEF Media, Inc., producers of the World Extreme Fighting (WEF) Events, and B2 Networks today announced a three year deal between the two companies giving B2 Networks the exclusive live broadband broadcasting rights to all WEF events. The first broadcast to take place under the new agreement will occur on June 10, 20 06 when the WEF returns to the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas for a night of explosive Mixed-Martial Arts action. B2 Networks coverage will begin at 7:30pm PDT and show all 12 bouts on the card.

"B2 Networks looks forward to adding WEF extreme fighting to the thousands of premier sporting events on our network each year and bringing the action to extreme fight fans all over the world," said Greg P. Bell, B2 Networks Owner and CEO. "The June 10 event is just the start as we plan on adding many new innovations to enhance the experience of our world wide audience."

"B2 Networks provides WEF with live global broadcasting reach, which is perfectly synergistic with WEF’s longstanding international focus," states WEF Media Inc., CEO, Ivan Gulas. "The June 10th fight, for example, will feature champion Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fighters from Holland, Thailand, South America and the USA.”

With B2 Networks, MMA fans throughout the world will be able to watch the live PPV event from anywhere in the world with broadband access via the newly created website http://www.weffeight.com at a cost of only $15 dollars. Credit Card payment will be accepted from most domestic and foreign banks. Viewers will also be able to choose between English or Spanish commentators with more languages options planned for future events. The Spanish commentator team for the June 10th fight includes former IFBA World Champion boxer, Adriana Delgato.

In 1997, the WEF became the second Mixed-Marital Arts organization to be incorporated in the United States. As the organization approaches its 10th anniversary, it has renewed its dedication to providing the best action in the octagon by the inclusion of fighters and fighting styles from all over the world. The partnership with B2 ensures exposure of top Mixed-Martial Arts talent to fans all over the world.

B2 Networks is a premier provider of reliable and secure international television and video broadcasting systems, pay per view and billing systems. Their network of arenas, stadiums, local venues, billing systems and data centers are currently in use to distribute live events to computer and television screens around the world. Working with organizations such as the National Lacrosse League, the AHL, ECHL. UHL, USHL and World Extreme Fighting, B2 has established itself as a leader in innovative direct to home internet and television broadcasting.

WEF Media Inc, which holds all media rights to WEF, had been formed to invigorate the WEF and to recapture its position as a dominant force in the global MMA sporting world. WEF Media, created by Ivan Gulas also includes partners Jamie Levine; WEF Founder, legendary Las Vegas show producer John Stuart and event producer Chris MacNeill.

WEF Media's production partners include: Thom Beers and Original Productions; producers of the acclaimed television series “Monster Garage” and “Monster House,” MAX Post and O'Merch LLC, a merchandise and licensing company whose clients include: TV & Film Production Companies, TV Networks and on-camera talent.

Dr. Ivan Gulas, a seasoned entertainment, new media and entertainment technology executive and entrepreneur. He had founder and CEO of the Vegas TV Channel, and was named by WIRED Magazine as one of 25 people reinvesting Hollywood. Dr. Gulas has been described as a visionary in entertainment technologies, content creation and new media trends. It is this instinct which led him to form a partnership with WEF and his longstanding relationship, and strategic partnership with Greg Bell, CEO of B2 Networks.

True to the name World Extreme Fighting, this card will have a truly international flavor featuring Mixed Martial Arts match ups with world class fighters from Holland, England, Spain, Thailand, Mexico and the United States. World renown May Thai instructor, Grand Master Toddy, will have three fighters on this card, including WEF Champion, Marvin "The Beast man" Eastman, who will face Chicago's Jason Guide for the WEF Light Heavyweight title. Adding to the excitement, the evening will also feature the first female MMA fight in the state of Nevada as Gina Carano faces off against Leiticia Pestova.

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