HDNet To Present Live Broadcast of MFC 28 – Highlighting Five Hours of MMA Action – This Friday

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Plus, “Countdown to UFC 127” and “Inside MMA” – it all starts tomorrow, February 25 at 8:00 p.m. ET only on HDNet!

DALLAS (February 24, 2011) HDNet is “Your Home for MMA” this Friday night as the network will present wall-to-wall MMA action featuring the LIVE broadcast of “HDNet Fights: Maximum Fighting Championship 28- Supremacy” at 10:00 p.m. ET.

MFC will kick off its 2011 season in style as home grown talent Ryan “Big Deal” Jimmo (13-1) meets Dwayne “D-Bomb” Lewis (13-6) for the vacant MFC Light Heavyweight Title. Jimmo has reeled off 13 straight wins since losing his pro debut in 2007, including wins over Wilson Gouveia and Marvin Eastman. Lewis has won nine of his last ten fights with eight by way of stoppage, seven of those eight in the first round.

In the co-main event of the evening veteran Drew Fickett (40-13) meets Matt Veach (15-2) who is taking the fight on short notice after an injury forced Antonio McKee to withdrawal from the fight.

Also on the LIVE broadcast: Richie Whitson (10-1) vs. Curtis Demarce (10-7), Tyrone Glover (5-0) vs. Robert Washington (9-1), Thomas Denny (27-18) vs. Sheldon Westcott (4-1), and Emanuel Newton (13-6-1) vs. Rodney Wallace (10-3).

The network’s Friday night MMA lineup begins at 8:00 p.m. ET with the HDNet premiere of “Countdown to UFC 127.” Go inside the training camps of BJ Penn, Jon Fitch, Michael Bisping, and Jorge Rivera as they get set to do battle this Saturday night in Sydney, Australia.

Then, get set for all the action this weekend with “Inside MMA” at 9:00 p.m. ET. Kenny and Bas are joined this week by Urijah Faber, Mike Pyle, and Mark Munoz to preview MFC 28 and UFC 127. Plus, Kenny sits down with Chuck Liddell in part one of a two part interview. Is the Iceman is having any second thoughts about his retirement? Also, Ron Kruck tags along with fighters from the Grudge Training Center as they visit the Children’s Hospital in Aurora, CO.

Don’t miss a full Friday night of MMA action, all starting tomorrow at 8:00 p.m. ET only on HDNet!

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