HOBOKEN, N.J. (March 23, 2013) — FIGHT NOW TV™ — America’s only 24-hour combat sports and entertainment channel – has teamed with Tuff-N-Uff Fighting Championships to broadcast all of its 2013 events in multiple time-shifted airings.

Formed in 1994 by Martial Arts Master Hall of Fame inductee Barry Meyer, Tuff-N-Uff has grown to become one of the top recognized amateur mixed martial arts organizations in the world. Based in the “Fight Capital of the World,” Las Vegas, this showcase for the future stars of the sport has been a leader in promoting the first all-female MMA event, mixed-card — combining kickboxing and MMA — and same-day MMA tournament within the state of Nevada.

“Barry’s commitment to growing the sport of MMA by offering a safe and evenly-matched environment for aspiring mixed martial artists is what attracted us to Tuff-N-Uff,” said Mike Garrow, GM and co-founder of FIGHT NOW TV. “We are excited to work with Barry to showcase the talent of these emerging athletes within the professional platform that Tuff-N-Uff delivers in each and every event.”

“We are thrilled to call Fight Now TV the home of Tuff-N-Uff,” Tuff-N-Uff Productions president Barry Meyer added. “This partnership allows us to build the Tuff-N-Uff brand of top-quality MMA competition to a huge and committed fight fan-base.”

“Mayhem in Mesquite II,” at CasaBlanca Resort and Casino on March 23, will feature undefeated Lenon “Zulu” Ford (3-0) defending his Tuff-N-Uff lightweight title against eight-time Tuff-N-Uff veteran Shane Johnson (5-2-1).

“Mayhem in Mesquite II” will also see six female fighters competing in bouts across three different weight classes. Included is 24-year-old prospect Marina Shafir (2-0), the roommate and chief training partner of Tuff-N-Uff veteran and current UFC women’s bantamweight champion, Ronda Rousey, who will corner her friend.

In addition to the night’s featured contests, a full lineup of aspiring amateur fighters from some of the world’s top academies – 10th Planet Jiu-Jitsu, Gracie Barra, Kings MMA, Robert Drysdale BJJ, Xtreme Couture, Syndicate MMA, Team Fusion, IMMA, KO MMA – will compete on this stacked Mar. 23 card.

Tickets for the March 23 event are available through Star Tickets by calling (800) 585-3737. Advance purchase tickets range from only $20.00 for general admission to $45.00 for VIP reserved seats.

FIGHT NOW TV is available in the Cablevision Gold Pack! Channel 464

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