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DALLAS (June 16, 2011) – HDNet will feature three hours of LIVE coverage of the “Strikeforce™ Heavyweight Grand Prix Tournament: Overeem vs. Werdum” weigh-ins and undercard this weekend.
Coverage begins at a special time tomorrow, Friday at 6:00 p.m. ET with “Inside MMA” broadcasting LIVE from the weigh-ins at Victory Plaza in Dallas. Kenny and Bas will be joined by Herschel Walker and Guy Mezger to break down the fight card and Ron Kruck will interview the fighters as they step off the scale. “Inside MMA” will air an encore presentation of this special live event in its regularly scheduled time slot at 9:00 p.m. ET.
On Saturday night, June 18, HDNet will broadcast “HDNet Fights: Strikeforce™ Grand Prix Heavyweight Tournament: Overeem vs. Werdum Undercard” LIVE at 8:00 p.m. ET. “The Voice” Michael Schiavello will be joined by “El Guapo” Bas Rutten to call the action. The featured bouts include JZ Cavalcante (15-3-1-1) vs. Justin Wilcox (11-3) and Conor Heun (8-4) vs. Magno Almeida (9-1).
“HDNet is excited to present LIVE coverage of this weekend’s Strikeforce™ weigh-ins and undercard,” said Andrew Simon, CEO of HDNet Fights. “We are in the middle of a 13 week stretch of exclusive, premiere MMA action, demonstrating that HDNet is truly ‘Your Home for MMA.'”
Also, don’t miss the premiere of “HDNet Fights: United Glory World Series Final” Friday night at 10:00 p.m. ET.
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