Thursday, August 23, 2012

CSN to air combat sports show featuring MMA, boxing and pro wrestling

(The Phanatic Magazine) - The GFL Combat Sports Network (GFL.tv) and Comcast SportsNet have  announced a partnership to launch a weekly combat sports series commencing with its first airing date this Saturday night (Aug. 25, 2012). 

GFL will provide combat sports content for both The Comcast Network and Comcast SportsNet.

“We are able to offer Comcast SportsNet a diverse programming schedule to include the best MMA, Boxing, Muay Thai, Kickboxing & Professional Wrestling events this region has to offer. This is a great opportunity for fighters to showcase their talents and grow their fan base in their community.  I guarantee our audience 2 things: action packed shows and that many fighters from this series will go on to become world champions,” said GFL CEO and Founder David Klarman.

Starting on August 25, GFL will bring the best in mixed martial arts (MMA), boxing, Muay Thai and professional wrestling to The Comcast Network (TCN) and Comcast SportsNet (CSN) viewers in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, Washington DC, Delaware, New Jersey and even some parts of New York.  

Air times will be in primetime from 8-10 PM EST Saturday evenings on TCN-PA and TCN-MA, with replays on Sunday evenings from 8-10 PM EST on Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia and 11:30 PM – 1:30 PM EST on Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic.

“We are extremely pleased to embark on a new relationship with Go Fight Live to provide fans with great MMA and boxing matchups as we bolster our Saturday Night Fight Night programming on The Comcast Network,” said Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia Director of Programming Bob Selah.

The initial Programming schedule is as follows:

8/25 & 26 – Friday Night Fights from Dover Downs Hotel and Casino (Boxing)
9/1 & 2 – Cage Wars XVII  (MMA)
9/8 & 9 – Boxing at Bally's: Joel Diaz vs Guillermo Sanchez (Boxing)
9/15 & 16 – New Breed Fighters  (MMA - Not GFL)
*9/22 & 23 –  Ring of combat XLII – (MMA)
9/29 & 30 – Friday Night Fights from Dover Downs (Boxing)
10/6 & 7 -  IZW (Professional Wrestling)
10/13 & 14 – Battle at Bally’s II -Take On Promotions (Muay Thai)
10/20 & 21 – Fight Night from Harrahs, PA (Boxing)
10/27 & 28 – Cage Wars XVIII (MMA)

*After Football Game
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