Lapenda’s WVC was the fourth MMA franchise to be aired on US Pay-per-view after the UFC, WCC and XF. At the time there was no IN-DEMAND and Viewer’s Choice and Request controlled the UFC broadcast market with a total universe of 30 million homes. After a long struggle to convince the network of the viability of international MMA, he was successful of getting in onto pay-per-view. Immediately after his event, members of Congress were able to get MMA banned from PPV and only DirecTV and DISH were allowed to show the event. The headliners of this show were UFC 7 champion Marco Ruas and UFC 2 runner-up Patrick Smith.