Featured Post

Thank You, Axl Rotten (And R.I.P.)

Thursday, April 15, 2010

HDNet To Broadcast 'HDNet Fights: Mark Burnett Presents King Of The Cage - Bad Boys Too'

Source - HDNet:

Horn vs. Rosholt Headline an Event Filled with New MMA Prospects - Friday, April 16 at 10:00 p.m. ET

DALLAS, Apr 15, 2010 -- HDNet will broadcast "HDNet Fights: Mark Burnett Presents King of the Cage - Bad Boys Too" LIVE from Cobo Arena in Detroit, Michigan this Friday, April 16 at 10:00 p.m. ET.

The main event of the evening features three-time NCAA wrestling champion Jake Rosholt (7-2) facing veteran Jeremy Horn (84-19-5) in a 195-pound catch-weight bout. Rosholt is looking to get back on track after a 1-2 run in the UFC. Horn is one of the toughest and most experienced fighters in the sport and promises to offer a stiff test to one of MMA's most heralded prospects.

"Jeremy Horn has found a way to win 84 times - it will be an interesting test for Jake Rosholt at this point in his career," said Andrew Simon, CEO of HDNet Fights. "Also, the rest of the card offers fans a chance to see the next generation of MMA stars." In the co-main event of the evening, Rosholt's "Team Takedown" teammate David Shepherd (4-0 with 4 submissions) defends his KOTC Lightweight title against Detroit's own Dom O'Grady (8-2).

In other action, submission expert Joe Doerksen (43-12) looks to expand his four fight win streak as he takes on Chad Herrick (6-4), and Daron Cruickshank (3-0) meets Jason Holmes (6-1). Plus Ben Lagman (5-1) takes on Angelo Popofski (13-7) and Waylon Lowe (7-2) meets Steve Berger (21-19-2).

A previously announced bout between former boxing heavyweight champion Ray Mercer and Ron Sparks was a late scratch from the card due to an injury suffered by Mercer.

About HDNet

HDNet (www.hd.net) is the independent network with unique and provocative content that appeals to men of all ages and is delivered in true high definition.

HDNet is the exclusive, high definition home for popular, original programming, including television's only HD news feature programs "HDNet World Report," and the Emmy Award winning "Dan Rather Reports," featuring legendary journalist Dan Rather. Only HDNet goes beyond the headlines to deliver real news that is redefining the way we look at our world. HDNet News is provocative, sometimes controversial and always relevant - telling the important stories of our time in-depth, with attitude and with independence.

HDNet presents championship sports coverage featuring five regular season games from the Premiere Season of the United Football League. HDNet also features the best of Mixed Martial Arts with its Friday night series, "HDNet Fights" (www.hdnetfights.com). "HDNet Fights" works with leading MMA promoters including DREAM, Sengoku, King of the Cage, XFC, M-1, K-1, K-1 Max, MFC, Adrenaline and more. HDNet produces more live Mixed Martial Arts events than any other network and HDNet's "Inside MMA" is the hottest Mixed Martial Arts program on television, giving MMA fans their weekly fix for everything MMA.

HDNet also delivers the world's largest and most diverse concert line-up through the HDNet Concert Series. The HDNet Concert Series features leading artists and bands including Coldplay, Gwen Stefani, John Mayer and more. HDNet also features revealing lifestyle programming featuring "Art Mann Presents," "New York Confessions," "Deadline" and "Get Out!" HDNet is also the exclusive high definition home to critically acclaimed and award winning documentaries as part of the InFocus series. "NASA on HDNet" presents all live shuttle launches through 2010.

Only HDNet Movies (www.hdnetmovies.com) delivers exclusive Sneak Previews of new movies before they hit theaters. The HDNet Movies Sneak Preview series features top Hollywood stars in critically acclaimed performances including Gwyneth Paltrow, Joaquin Phoenix, Demi Moore, Michael Caine, Tom Hanks, Vera Farmiga, Parker Posey, Brian Cox, Matthew Broderick, Brittany Snow, Eric Bana, John Malkovich, Emily Blunt, Robin Williams, Charlize Theron and Kim Basinger.

In addition to being the exclusive home of Sneak Previews, HDNet Movies viewers enjoy the best films from the classics of the 1950s-1970s, to favorite films from the 1980s and 1990s, to recently released theatrical films.

HDNet Movies offers subscribers a premium movie viewing experience in true HD, and more original movies shot entirely in HD than any other network.

Launched in 2001 by Mark Cuban and General Manager Philip Garvin, the HDNet networks are available on AT&T, Charter Communications, Comcast, DIRECTV, DISH Network, Insight, Mediacom and Verizon FiOS.

The HDNet networks can be followed via Facebook at facebook.com/HDNet, facebook.com/HDNetFights and facebook.com/HDNetMovies and via Twitter at twitter.com/hdnet, twitter.com/hdnetfights and twitter.com/hdnetmovies.