Ultimate Fighting Championship’s World Television Premiere On Fox Sports Net Hailed A Major Success! Highly Anticipated 2nd Special On Fox Sports Net Expected To Continue Ratings Momentum
From Josh Hedges/Zuffa:
ULTIMATE FIGHTING CHAMPIONSHIP’S WORLD TELEVISION PREMIERE ON FOX SPORTS NET HAILED A MAJOR SUCCESS!
HIGHLY ANTICIPATED 2ND SPECIAL ON FOX SPORTS NET EXPECTED TO CONTINUE RATINGS MOMENTUM
LAS VEGAS, AUGUST 7, 2002….Following its recent ratings success on Fox Sports Net, the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) will return for a second installment of UFC: As Real As It Gets at 6 p.m. (local time), Sunday, Aug. 11. This special one-hour edition of the network’s Sunday Night Fights will once again showcase an array of taped bouts of exciting fight action never before seen on TV and profile UFC fighters, including Ken Shamrock.
Featured fights include a title bout between UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Tito Ortiz of Huntington Beach, California vs. Elvis Sinosic of Sydney, Australia; a welterweight match-up between Pat Miletich of Davenport, Iowa and Carlos Newton of Newmarket, Ontario, Canada and a heavyweight fight between Frank Mir of Las Vegas, Nevada and Roberto Traven of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
"We are excited about the UFC returning to our air this Sunday night. It promises to be a highly anticipated event and we hope to build on the success of last Sunday’s show," said Dan Harrison, Senior VP, Programming and Strategic Planning for Fox Sports Net.
"We know from Fox Sports Net’s first broadcast of As Real As It Gets that American sports fans like our brand of fighting. It’s exhilarating to know our world television debut was so well received and we look forward to this Sunday’s show," said Dana White, UFC President.
UFC’s next PPV event is 10:00 p.m. (EST) Friday, September 27, 2002, live from Mohegan Sun Arena in Connecticut.
From Brian Cimins/Destro Sports Entertainment:
Event: Sportfighting Mixed Martial Arts Championships
When: Saturday, September 14th, 2002
Where: Onondaga Nation Territory Sports Arena
326 Route 11 – Nedrow, New York
(Note: Event Starts at 8:00 PM, seating starts at 7:00 PM; Venue just 10 minutes from Syracuse, NY, Exit 16 off of Route 81)
The event’s rules and regulations have been approved by The Onondaga Nation Territory Athletic Control Board.
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SportFighters to be featured on The Main Card:
From the event’s promoter:
TWO MORE FIGHTS ADDED TO UCC 11!
"LITTLE EVIL" AND "BANG" TAKE
UCC TO THE NEXT LEVEL AT UCC 11!
JENS PULVER AND DUANE LUDWIG WILL GO TO WAR AT UCC 11!
THE BIGGEST MAIN EVENT IN UCC HISTORY!
MONTREAL (CANADA) – The suspense is finally over as the Universal Combat Challenge finally announces Jens Pulver’s opponent for UCC 11: The Next Level! Denver’s own DUANE "BANG" LUDWIG, one of the best strikers in the game will go head to head with Jens Pulver in the biggest event in UCC history! "I’m so excited about that fight" said UCC president Stephane Patry, "This has the potential to be the fight of the year! Fight fans saw super fights this year with Lawler-Riley in the UFC and Vigneault-Sills in the UCC but this one has something special about it…" added the proud president about this upcoming main event.
The UCC wanted someone who would want to stand up with the best pound for pound fighter in the world, Jens Pulver. This fight will crown the first UCC World Lightweight champion and is the final touch to an impressive fight card that will feature 4 World championships and 2 Canadian championships. The UCC knock-out sensation will also be one of the main events as Steve Vigneault (7-1 with 6 KO’s) will try to send Anthony Fryklund (7-1 with 4 KO’s) down on his impressive list of knock-out victims.
JOHN ALESSIO TO DEFEND HIS UCC CROWN AT UCC 11!
Now he returns to the UCC and is ready for his biggest challenge yet in JASON BLACK (9-0-1). Black is one of the very few undefeated MMA fighters in the world with an impressive 9-0-1 record. This "Team Extreme" member made his UCC debut with an impressive one in soundly defeating the top ranked Ivan Menjivar thus earning his shot at the gold.
Black is confident that his wrestling credentials and aggressive fight style will earn him a spot in UCC history while the champ Alessio sees this fight as yet another notch on his 15-pound UCC World Championship title belt. We’ll find out on October 11th in Montreal!
From the event’s promoter:
Reality Combat Fighting will once again return to the Bayou in Houma, LA. for another great venue at the Abyss Nightclub. RCF has brought MMA to Houma, LA and its there to stay. On a consistant basis, with close to 1,000 fans packed into nightclub to see the Houma Bad Boys fight it out in RCF, you can only expect to see one thing, a great night of fights. The main card will consist of Houma’s favorites fighters, Ricky Folse, Nathan Sanchez and Anthony Barbier.
For tickets call Body Elite: 985-851-4215