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Thursday, December 16, 2010

Scott Coker, Roy Nelson, Phil Davis, And Alistair Overeem Take Center Stage This Friday Night On HDNet

HDNet is Your Home for MMA - Friday at 8:00 p.m. ET

DALLAS, Dec. 16, 2010 -- The rest of the MMA world may have gone home for the holidays, but not HDNet! Your home for MMA has a packed line up this Friday night with all new episodes of "Fighting Words with Mike Straka" and "Inside MMA," plus the prime time premiere of "HDNet Fights: K-1 World GP 2010 Final."

First, at 8:00 p.m. ET it's "HDNet Fights Vault" features the Best of DREAM 14.

Then, at 8:30 p.m. ET, "Fighting Words with Mike Straka" features Strikeforce President Scott Coker. The low key leader opens up about his background and his feelings about UFC President Dana White. A preview clip is available at:


At 9:00 p.m. ET "Inside MMA" has exclusive coverage and highlights from UFC 124, plus, Roy Nelson stops by to talk about his legal issues and his interest in professional wrestling and "Mr. Wonderful" Phil Davis talks about his undetected cut that ultimately took 37 stitches to close.

Finally, at 10:00 p.m. ET "HDNet Fights: K-1 World GP 2010 Final" makes its primetime debut. Relive the excitement of the latest installment in one of combat sports most storied traditions as Strikeforce World Heavyweight Champion Alistair Overeem looks to become the first MMA fighter to wear the K-1 crown.

It's all this Friday night on HDNet – your home for MMA!

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 2011.

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, K-1, K-1 Max, MFC 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 live coverage of regular season games from the second season of the 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 in the U.S. via AT&T U-verse, Charter, Comcast, DIRECTV, DISH Network, Insight, and Verizon FiOS and in Canada via Access Communications, Cogeco, Rogers, Shaw Cable and Shaw Direct.

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.

Source: HDNet