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Thursday, October 28, 2010


Network's coverage features the premiere of "United Glory, 1st Round" and "Sengoku Raiden Championship 15" LIVE from Japan

DALLAS (October 28, 2010) HDNet, your home for MMA, is at it again! This weekend, the network will deliver ten hours of premiere MMA programming starting tomorrow, Friday, October 29 at 8:00 p.m. ET.

We kick off the night with a new "HDNet Fights Vault" featuring the four best fights from DREAM 10.

At 8:30 p.m. ET, Matt Lindland joins "Fighting Words with Mike Straka." No stranger to controversy, "The Law" opens up about his legal battle with the U.S. Olympic Committee, his feud with UFC president Dana White, and his thoughts on Affliction and IFL.

UFC heavyweight Pat Barry and WEC lightweight challenger Anthony Pettis join Kenny and Bas on "Inside MMA" at 9:00 p.m. ET for a look back at Cain Velasquez's historic victory at UFC 121. Mike Straka has exclusive on-site coverage including comments from the new champion and UFC President Dana White. Plus, Ron Kruck continues his "Inside America's Gyms" series with a profile of Premier Fitness in Denver.

"HDNet Fights: United Glory, 1st Round" premieres at 10:00 p.m. ET. The event features both the first round of United Glory's World Series of MMA and kickboxing. The MMA bracket is highlighted by Roan Carneiro (14-8) and John Alessio (30-13), while Gokhan Saki (72-13-1) is the favorite in the kickboxing draw. The broadcast team pairs Mauro Ranallo with Bas Rutten in a reunion of the beloved Pride announce team.

The evening culminates with the LIVE broadcast of "HDNet Fights: Sengoku Raiden Championship 15" at 2:00 a.m. ET from Tokyo, Japan. The event features former Olympic Judo Silver medalist Hiroshi Izumi (2-1) vs. James Zikic (18-6-2), Kazunori Yokota (11-3-3) vs. Brian Cobb (16-6), Maximo Blanco (6-2-1) vs. Kiuma Kunioku (34-23-9), plus the SRC Welterweight Grand Prix Semifinals and the SRC Asian Bantamweight Grand Prix Quarterfinals.

Don't miss the packed weekend of MMA action, all beginning tomorrow night at 8:00 p.m. ET on HDNet!

About HDNet

HDNet (www.hd.net) is the independent network with unique and thought-provoking 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 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.

HDNet presents championship sports coverage featuring 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, while "Fighting Words with Mike Straka," goes one-on-one with some of the biggest names in the sport. HDNet also features regular season games from the newly formed United Football League.

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 Paul McCartney, Mariah Carey, John Mayer, Nickelback and more. HDNet also features revealing lifestyle programming featuring "Art Mann Presents," "Girls Gone Wild," "Deadline" and "Get Out!"

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 U-verse, Charter, Comcast, DIRECTV, DISH Network, Insight, and Verizon FiOS.

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Source: HDNet