HOLLYWOOD, FLA. – World Extreme Cagefighting® (WEC) and The Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino today announced that WEC: FABER vs. BROWN fight at the Hard Rock Live scheduled for Wednesday, September 10 has been POSTPONED due to the threat of Hurricane Ike to South Florida.
The fight has been rescheduled for November 5 at Hard Rock Live at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. Tickets purchased for the September 10th date remain valid and will be honored .on the new date. Refunds for fans that are unable to attend the rescheduled date can be obtained at the point of purchase.
The WEC press conference scheduled for September 8 at Paradise Live has been cancelled.
“Due to the potential of a major hurricane hitting the
South Florida area on Wednesday we were compelled to postpone the event,” said Vice President of Operations and Production Peter Dropick. “For the safety of our fans, the fighters and our staff we felt it was in the best interest to make this decision.”
Hurricane Ike is currently a Category 3 storm with sustained winds of 120 MPH and is moving west/southwest toward South Florida according to the National Hurricane Center’s latest advisory. The storm is on track to have impact on the Florida Keys and South Florida on Tuesday (9/9) into Wednesday (9/10).
“With Hurricane Ike approaching our area we have concern for the fans, fighters, our employees and the South Florida community in general,” said Bernie Dillon, Sr. Vice President of Entertainment for the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. “We felt like it would be prudent and in everyone’s best interest to postpone the event. We certainly don’t want to cause any travelers or employees to get stranded here should we have a major storm.”