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Tuesday, September 16, 2008

HDNet Fights And CompuBox Ink Deal For CompuStrike MMA Fight Stats

Courtesy of HDNet:

Ten-fight deal gives HDNet Fights access to state-of-the-art stats for their Mixed Martial Arts broadcasts

DALLAS, Sept. 16 -- HDNet Fights announced today that it is partnering with CompuBox, Inc. to provide CompuStrike real time statistics for the network's next ten MMA events.

HDNet will also make use of the CompuStrike statistics on the network's weekly MMA program, "Inside MMA."

Fight statistics provided by CompuStrike include standing arm strikes (power and clinch strikes) and leg strikes (kicks and knees) as well as ground strikes, takedowns, submissions, reversals and dominant position.

"We've worked with CompuStrike on many of our previous fights and were so pleased with the results that we decided to extend our deal with them," said Andrew Simon, CEO of HDNet Fights. "The real time stats definitely enhance the viewing experience for all of our loyal MMA fans."

"HDNet has been extremely supportive in bringing live statistics to mixed martial arts," said Bob Canobbio, president of CompuBox, Inc., the company that owns and operates the CompuStrike program. "Stats are such a significant part of other mainstream sports and, with this agreement in place, it will be no different for MMA."

About HDNet Fights

HDNet Fights (http://www.hdnetfights.com/) is one of the leading Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) organizations in the country. Founded by Mark Cuban, HDNet Fights promotes, produces and airs over twenty-four live MMA events annually for broadcast on HDNet. HDNet Fights is unique as a unifying force in the MMA industry partnering with leading promoters, including Affliction, DREAM, Strikeforce(TM), M1 Sportfight, MFC, Adrenaline, Ring of Combat and others to offer the quality match-ups and productions that MMA fans demand.

Founded in 2007, HDNet Fights is led by CEO Andrew Simon while company operations are handled by Dallas MMA legend and former UFC champion, Guy Mezger.

HDNet (http://www.hd.net/) is the home for HDNet Fights and is the leader in offering live MMA broadcasts and the leading news and information show for MMA fans, "Inside MMA."

In addition, HDNet provides viewers with the best in original news, sports, music and entertainment programming. From "Dan Rather Reports," to championship sports coverage from the NHL, NASCAR and Major League Soccer to "Guys Night In" every Friday and the HDNet Concert Series every Sunday, HDNet offers great programming with the world's best picture quality.

Launched in 2001 by Mark Cuban and General Manager and COO Philip Garvin, the HDNet networks are available on AT&T, Bright House Networks, Charter Communications, DIRECTV, DISH Network, Insight, Mediacom, Time Warner Cable, Verizon and more than 40 NCTC cable affiliate companies. For more information visit http://www.hd.net/.

About CompuStrike

CompuStrike (http://www.compustrike.com/) is a computer program designed to compile statistics in real time during mixed martial arts matches. The service comes from CompuBox, Inc., the company that brought punch statistics to boxing. CompuBox has been counting punches on live boxing telecasts for over 20 years. It launched the CompuStrike MMA program in 2007.

CONTACT: Colette Carey, Director of Media and PR of HDNet, +1-303-542-5576, ccarey@hd.net; or Bob Canobbio, President of CompuBox, Inc., +1-631-878-6482, compuboxinc@aol.com