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HDNet, NBCSports.com And ESPN To Film At WCF June 20th

Courtesy of WCFighting.com:

Boston, MA - World Championship Fighting announced today that HDNet, NBCSports.com and ESPN will be filming this Friday June 20th at the Shriners Auditorium. HDNet will be filming for their flagship program "Inside MMA" which airs on the HDNet Television Network. Inside MMA covers the Nation's best Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) shows in the country to provide the most comprehensive coverage to MMA fans across the US.

ESPN will also be on hand to film World Championship Fighting. This marks the first time that ESPN will be filming a World Championship Fighting event, which is representative of the sport's growing popularity. ESPN is the World Wide Leader in Sports with its all sports, all the time network.

NBCSports.com will cover World Championship Fighting for the second straight time as they covered the last WCF event where UFC President Dana White was a special guest. World Championship Fighting was featured on NBCSports' MMA Fight Weekly series which can be seen on NBCSports.com.

WCF extends its arms to all media outlets across the country and internationally as the sport of Mixed Martial Arts grows, "We're extremely proud to be part of the sport's growth and welcome the opportunity to work with such major media outlets" said Joe Cavallaro, promoter of World Championship Fighting. In an event lineup change the TapouT Crew regretfully announced today that they will not be able to appear at the World Championship Fighting. The news comes after the founder of the TapouT company, Charles Lewis (aka Mask), recently underwent back surgery and is in the process of rehabilitating his back. Mask, Punk-Ass, and Scrape are sure to be back at upcoming World Championship Fighting events as Mask said, "We love working with World Championship Fighting, we had a great time there at the last show and the fans here in Massachusetts are great. We'll definitely be back. We're sorry we won't be able to be there for our fans, but we'll definitely be back!"

Head promoter for World Championship Fighting Joe Cavallaro had this to say about the news, "While we are sad to not have the TapouT crew here on June 20th we still have a great lineup scheduled for our autograph session including UFC Fighters Marcus Davis, Kenny Florian, Jorge Rivera, Joe Lauzon and Sean Gannon the only man to beat Kimbo Slice! Add to that our awesome fight card, and it's a great night of MMA action!" Cavallaro also added, "We'd like to wish Mask a speedy recovery, we can't wait to see you guys again!"

The World Championship Fighting event takes place live, June 20th at the Shriners Auditorium in Wilmington Massachusetts. Catch the action live to see the area's best MMA fighters take to the ring including UFC veteran Dan "The Upgrade" Lauzon, Mike Campbell, Rich Moskowitz, Jamie Campbell, John Benoit and many more! World Championship Fighting is the East Coast's premiere MMA sports organization working with the best athletes in the nation to produce some of the most exciting bouts in all of Mixed Martial Arts and recently announced a partnership with the largest radio station in the area, WBCN The Rock of Boston.

Featured fights include:
Dan Lauzon vs. Brendan Hoxie
Mike Campbell vs. Rich Moskowitz
John Benoit vs. Travis Lerchen
Jamie Campbell vs. Jose Valentin
Dan Bonnell vs. Barrington Douse
Chris Grandmaison vs. Jon Bermudez
Jon Jones vs. Parker Porter
Davin Wesinger vs. Jose Lopez
Ken Stone vs. Mike Oakes
Joe Cushman vs. TBA
Kevin Corrigan vs. Ruben Gonzales
Scott Ledoux vs. Chris Foster
Dan O'Keefe vs. Garth Krane
Stephen Stengel vs. Chad Hart

*Fight card subject to change.*

More BIG news to be announced soon!

Visit WCFighting.com for more.

WHERE: Aleppo Shriners Auditorium, 99 Fordham Road, Wilmington, MA 01887
WHEN: Friday, June 20, 2008. Doors open at 6:30PM, first fight at 7:30PM.

Special Guests expected in Attendance: UFC Fighters: Marcus "The Irish Handgrenade" Davis; Kenny "KenFlo" Florian; Joe "J-Lau" Lauzon; Sean "The Gladiator" Gannon; Jorge "El Conquistador" Rivera; Muay Thai Coach Mark DellaGrotte "The Ultimate Fighter 4"; Boxing Coach Peter Welch "The Ultimate Fighter 2."

Ticket Prices: $40, $45, $65, $100, $250

Tickets on sale now!
CLICK HERE for tickets.

Or charge by phone at: 1-800-595-4849 Toll Free.

Hotel Accommodations: Special Fight Night hotel rates for World Championship Fighting fans at the Andover Comfort Suites. Call the hotel at 978-475-6000 and ask for the "LWCF" group rate of $62 plus tax, per room, per night. You must call the hotel directly at 978-475-6000 instead of the 877 number. The special "LWCF" group rate is valid June 19th and 20th.

Andover Comfort Suites
4 Riverside Drive
Andover, MA 01810
Phone: 978-475-6000

For directions and maps click here.

Andover Comfort Suites is the official hotel of World Championship Fighting.

Remember to Save The Date: Friday, June 20, 2008!

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For additional information, media contacts or sponsorship opportunities contact info@wcfighting.com.