HDNet’s “Inside MMA” Nominated For Best News Source By the 2010 World Mixed Martial Arts Awards

Contact: Colette Carey, HDNet, (303) 542-5576 ccarey@hd.net


The network’s announcer “The Voice” Michael Schiavello also gets nod for Leading Man of the Year

DALLAS (November 23, 2010) – HDNet is proud to announce that the network’s own weekly Mixed Martial Arts news program, “Inside MMA” has been nominated in the category of “Best News Source” by the 2010 World MMA Awards.

“Inside MMA” shares the nomination with “MMA Weekly,” “MMA Junkie,” “MMAfighting.com” and “Sherdog.”

Also nominated this year is “The Voice” Michael Schiavello who gets the nod in the Leading Man of the Year category along with Bjorn Rebney, Dana White, Joe Silva and Scott Coker.

“These nominations are a great honor for HDNet,” said Andrew Simon, CEO of HDNet Fights. “To be recognized by the World MMA Awards is very exciting. We’ll be pulling for a couple of big wins on December 1!”

Simon will be in attendance at the Awards ceremony in addition to Bas Rutten, Kenny Rice and Ron Kruck of “Inside MMA,” “The Voice” Michael Schiavello and Mike Straka from the HDNet original program “Fighting Words with Mike Straka.”

The winners will be announced on Wednesday, December 1 at The Pearl at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas. Additional information and voting opportunities can be found on the World MMA Awards.

“Inside MMA” airs every Friday night at 9:00 ET on HDNet. Michael Schiavello is the lead announcer for all live HDNet Fights events.

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