“HDNet will continue to showcase the premiere MMA promotion in Canada to millions of fans in North America,” announced Andrew Simon, the CEO of HDNet Fights. HDNet and Maximum Fighting Championship have extended their agreement to continue broadcasting MFC events exclusively on HDNet into 2010.
HDNet is the “Home of MMA” and having the MFC on its roster enables the broadcaster “to continue to provide more MMA content than any network in the world,” claimed Andrew Simon. The MFC/HDNet partnership began in early 2008 and has proven to be mutually beneficial to both companies. “HDNet works closely with MFC to put on events that local fans will want to buy tickets to and HDNet customers will not want to miss,” the HDNet Fights’ CEO continued.
Maximum Fighting Championship is the number one promotion in Canada and one of the top shows in the World and is the only live Mixed Martial Arts event in Canada and can be view live on television throughout North America. “HDNet has helped the MFC immensely,” admitted MFC president Mark Pavelich. “It means a lot to our organization to be on TV and to be involved with quality individuals like Mark Cuban, Guy Mezger, and Andrew Simon.” There is no doubt that the MFC has grown in popularity since debuting on HDNet.
Each MFC event continues to garner the attention of the MMA world. “With the increase of talent in the MFC, such as Jason MacDonald, Trevor Prangley, John Alessio, David Heath, Antonio McKee, and Bobby Lashley, I can only guess that the ratings are through the roof and only gaining momentum with each show,” stated Pavelich. “I think the last MFC event attracted the most attention as everyone seemed to like the Lashley fight,” commented Simon, “I am looking forward to even bigger things from the MFC later this year.”
The multi-fight deal will commence on October 2 with the HDNet broadcast of MFC 22 live from the River Cree Resort and Casino in Alberta, Canada. MMA fans will appreciate the opportunity to continue watching MFC athletes compete live in high definition throughout the United States and Canada on HDNet. The Maximum Fighting Championship has sold out 14 straight events. www.maximumfighting.com