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Art of War parent company SUN Sports & Entertainment Inc. has announced a deal with FOX Sports Net that will have the network air the promotion’s new television series, “GI Vs. Pro.”
The series, which will air nine new episodes over a three-month period on Saturday nights, will pit current and former MMA-trained armed services members against professional mixed martial arts fighters from around the country.
“MMA is on fire,” said FSN VP of Production Gary Garcia. “This show, featuring intense battles between elite, fine-tuned athletes, is the perfect brand extension for the U.S. military to hit their target demo right between the eyes.”
Jay Glazer and Frank Trigg, who have teamed up in the past as hosts of PRIDE Fighting Championships shows on FSN, will serve as the broadcast team for the series.
Art of War will hold one of the events that will be featured on the show on April 19th. Headlining the card will be Ron Faircloth challenging fellow heavyweight Damien Steely. Nick Agallar will take on Nuri Shakur in the co-main event.
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