Affliction, HDNet Agree to Long-Term Deal

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Digital cable television network HDNet today announced a long-term partnership with Affliction Entertainment that will have select fights from the promotion’s pay-per-view undercards air on the network as a lead-in to events.

“This is the beginning of a long-term partnership with Affliction that encompasses live MMA, co-marketing and top fighters for the top weekly show in MMA - Inside MMA on HDNet,” Andrew Simon, CEO of HDNet Fights, said today in a press release. “Affliction has quickly become one of the top organizations in MMA which means it is a must have for HDNet.”

As per the agreement, HDNet will feature a 90-minute live broadcast as part of each Affliction-promoted event. HDNet will kick off it’s coverage with Affliction’s upcoming “Day of Reckoning” card, which will take place on October 11 at the Thomas & Mack Center on the campus of UNLV.

Fights scheduled to be broadcast include Paul Buentello vs former IFL heavyweight champion Roy Nelson, and Xtreme Couture’s Mike Pyle vs. Jason High among others. Kenny Rice, former UFC heavyweight champion Bas Rutten, and Ron Kruck will be on hand to call the action beginning at 7:30 PM ET.


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