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Monday, February 13, 2012

FUEL TV Hits Special UFC Fight Week Free Preview Feb. 13-19

Network’s First UFC Main Card Airs Feb. 15, With 5 Hours of Live Programming

LOS ANGELES, Feb 13, 2012 -- FUEL TV (www.fuel.tv), FOX Sports Media Group’s dynamic sports network for males, offers a special free preview February 13-19, making it possible for millions of mixed martial arts fans to watch FUEL TV’s first-ever live main card event of the Ultimate Fighting Championship, “UFC ON FUEL TV: SANCHEZ VS. ELLENBERGER,” on February 15 at 8:00 PM ET. On Fight Night, the network will be airing five straight hours of LIVE fight programming, including a one-hour live Prefight Show (7:00 PM ET), three hours of live fighting, and a one-hour live Postfight show (11:00 PM ET). In addition, the network presents an entire Fight Week featuring all the best UFC programming including signature shows like “UFC Tonight,” “UFC Ultimate Insider,” “Best of Pride,” “UFC Champions Roundtable” and more.

“As a salute to UFC fans, FUEL TV will telecast an unprecedented amount of UFC programming - more than 100 hours’ worth - this week,” says George Greenberg, Executive Vice President and General Manager, FUEL TV. "If you’re a UFC fan, this is a must-see week highlighted by an amazing must-watch live fight on Wednesday night. Fans should check with their local television provider to see if the special preview is available so they can take advantage FUEL TV’s Fight Week upgrade opportunity.”

FUEL TV leads up to the February 15 live main card fight featuring welterweight Diego Sanchez taking on hometown favorite Jake Ellenberger in Omaha, Nebraska with a live weigh-in show on February 14 at 5:00 PM ET. During Fight Week, fans can also tune-in to programs including “UFC Tonight,” the official weekly news and information show of the UFC and “UFC Ultimate Insider,” which delivers unprecedented access, including in-depth profiles of the UFC’s biggest stars, tell-all features, and compelling backstage footage.

In 2012, FUEL TV telecasts more than 2,000 hours of UFC programming, with more than 100 hours of live fights, weigh-ins, preliminary bouts, and prefight and postfight shows. FUEL TV offers more UFC programming than any network has ever offered.

Multiple distributors in select areas are participating in the FUEL TV special Free Preview. From February 13 - 19, consumers can check directly with their local provider or go to www.fuel.tv/getfueltv to see who is participating.

For a complete listing of FUEL TV shows, go to: http://www.fuel.tv/schedule/. For more information, go to www.fuel.tv, www.fuel.tv/ufc, on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/fueltv and on Twitter: @FUELTV, #UFConFUELTV

To find out FUEL TV on your television, go to www.fuel.tv/getfueltv, or call 877-4 FUEL-TV.


FUEL TV is the only cable and satellite television network that features the exciting world of adrenaline and thrill-seeking sports including MMA, surfing, motocross, snowboarding, skateboarding BMX, wakeboarding and more. This new generation of sports provides a rich landscape of some of the most vibrant and action-packed television entertainment in the world. With more hours of UFC coverage than any other network, FUEL TV is the place to be for live fights, weigh-ins, prelims, pre- and postfight coverage, specials and events you won’t see anywhere else. See why adrenaline sports fans call FUEL TV the channel they never turn off. FUEL TV, part of FOX Sports Media Group, was launched July 1, 2003 and is seen in more than 36 million U.S. homes and can be accessed by broadband, mobile devices and other digital platforms such as iTunes®. FUEL TV programming is available in more than 50 countries around the world with 24/7 channels operating in Australia and Europe. To subscribe to FUEL TV, call 877-4 FUEL-TV. For program times and other information, visit www.fuel.tv.

FOX Sports Media Group

FOX Sports Media Group (FSMG) is the umbrella entity representing News Corporation’s wide array of multi-platform US-based sports assets under Chairman & CEO David Hill. Built with brands that are capable of reaching more than 100 million viewers in a single weekend, FSMG includes ownership and interests in linear television networks, digital and mobile programming, broadband platforms, multiple web sites, joint-venture businesses and several licensing partnerships. FSMG now includes FOX Sports, the sports television arm of the FOX Broadcasting Company; Fox’s 19 regional sports networks, their affiliated regional web sites and FSN national programming; SPEED and SPEED2; Fox Soccer Channel and Fox Soccer Plus; FUEL TV; and Fox College Sports. In addition, FSMG also includes FOX Sports Interactive Media, which comprises FOXSports.com on MSN, whatifsports.com and scout.com, reaching over 27 million unique visitors monthly. Also included are Fox’s interests in joint-venture businesses FOX Deportes, Big Ten Network and STATS, LLC, as well as licensing agreements that establish the FOX Sports Radio Network, FOX Sports Skybox restaurants and FOX Sports Grills.