Director of Media and PR
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
DALLAS (November 18, 2010) – “Inside MMA” may be on the road this week, taping in Omaha, Nebraska and airing at a special time – 7:00 p.m. ET – but it’s still the place to be for all the latest news and information leading up to this Saturday’s UFC 123.
On the program, UFC President Dana White offers exclusive thoughts on this weekend’s card, plus we’ll hear from Rampage Jackson, Lyoto Machida, Matt Hughes, and BJ Penn as they get set to do battle this coming Saturday night.
Then, Kenny and Bas are joined by hometown favorites Houston Alexander and Jason Brilz as they set the stage for UFC 123 and breakdown the highlights from UFC 122 and MFC Breaking Point.
Also, Ron Kruck goes one-on-one with Herschel Walker and takes an inside look at the famed American Kickboxing Academy in San Jose, California.
Capping off the night is the premiere of “HDNet Fights: K-1 World MAX 2010: 70kg Final” at 1:00 a.m. ET. Some of the best pound for pound strikers in the world including Giorgio Petrosyan, DRAGO, Mike Zambidis, and Yoshihiro Sato will take center stage to determine this year’s 70kg champion.
“Inside MMA” airs this Friday, November 19 at a special time, 7:00 p.m. ET only on HDNet.
HDNet (www.axs.tv) is the independent network with unique and thought-provoking content that appeals to men of all ages and is delivered in true high definition.
HDNet is the exclusive, high definition home for popular, original programming, including television’s only HD news feature programs “HDNet World Report,” and the Emmy Award winning “Dan Rather Reports,” featuring legendary journalist Dan Rather. Only HDNet goes beyond the headlines to deliver real news that is redefining the way we look at our world. HDNet News is provocative, sometimes controversial and always relevant – telling the important stories of our time in-depth, with attitude and with independence. HDNet is also the exclusive high definition home to critically acclaimed and award winning documentaries as part of the InFocus series. “NASA on HDNet” presents all live shuttle launches through 2010.
HDNet presents championship sports coverage featuring the best of Mixed Martial Arts with its Friday night series, “HDNet Fights” (www.hdnetfights.com). “HDNet Fights” works with leading MMA promoters including DREAM, Sengoku, King of the Cage, XFC, K-1, K-1 Max, MFC and more. HDNet produces more live Mixed Martial Arts events than any other network and HDNet’s “Inside MMA” is the hottest Mixed Martial Arts program on television, giving MMA fans their weekly fix for everything MMA, while “Fighting Words with Mike Straka,” goes one-on-one with some of the biggest names in the sport. HDNet also features live coverage of regular season games from the second season of the United Football League.
HDNet also delivers the world’s largest and most diverse concert line-up through the HDNet Concert Series. The HDNet Concert Series features leading artists and bands including Paul McCartney, Mariah Carey, John Mayer, Nickelback and more. HDNet also features revealing lifestyle programming featuring “Art Mann Presents,” “Girls Gone Wild,” “Deadline” and “Get Out!”
Only HDNet Movies (www.hdnetmovies.com) delivers exclusive Sneak Previews of new movies before they hit theaters. The HDNet Movies Sneak Preview series features top Hollywood stars in critically acclaimed performances including Gwyneth Paltrow, Joaquin Phoenix, Demi Moore, Michael Caine, Tom Hanks, Vera Farmiga, Parker Posey, Brian Cox, Matthew Broderick, Brittany Snow, Eric Bana, John Malkovich, Emily Blunt, Robin Williams, Charlize Theron and Kim Basinger.
In addition to being the exclusive home of Sneak Previews, HDNet Movies viewers enjoy the best films from the classics of the 1950s-1970s, to favorite films from the 1980s and 1990s, to recently released theatrical films.
HDNet Movies offers subscribers a premium movie viewing experience in true HD, and more original movies shot entirely in HD than any other network.
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