Shark Fights Signs TV Deal With HDNet, Set To Debut With March 11 Event

February 25, 2011

MMAPayout has learned that budding promotion, Shark Fights, has signed a TV deal with HDNet and is set to debut on the network with their next scheduled event on March 11th, headlined by Matt Horwich vs Danillo Villefort.

Here is the rumored card for Shark Fights 14, set to debut on HDNet:

Shark Fights 14: Horwich vs Villefort
March 11, 2011
Fair Park City Coliseum in Lubbock, Texas

– Matt Horwich (26-17) vs. Danillo Villefort (12-3)
– Houston Alexander (11-6) vs. James Irvin (15-8)
– Mike Bronzoulis (11-2) vs. Todd Moore (13-4)
– Alex Cisne (5-1) vs. Eric Davila (18-10)
– Sean Shakour (3-0) vs. Joseph Sandoval (4-0)

Payout Perspective:

The budding promotion based out of Texas is coming off it’s PPV debut back in September of last year, where the event was headlined by Keith Jardine, as he took on MMA and Strikeforce veteran Trevor Prangley. The PPV event also featured Houston Alexander vs Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou, Danillo Villefort vs Joey Villasenor, and Paul Daley vs Jorge Masvidal (both signed by Strikeforce after the event).

Back in September, MMAPayout featured Shark Fights CEO Brent Medley, as he talked about PPV expectations, their strong fan-base in Texas, and their financing to put up a big PPV event so early in their development.  Shark Fights has taken their second big step in the last 12 months by signing a TV deal with HDNet, who has helped promotions like MFC, Titan Fighting Championship and XFC gain great exposure on the platform. You have to like what HDNet is doing as well, signing promotions with strong regional support who have signed marketable fighters to headline their events along with strong regional prospects.  The uncertainty in Japan has brought a halt of Japanese MMA stateside, but HDNet is doing a great job a mitigating the issue with the recent pickups.

3 Responses to “Shark Fights Signs TV Deal With HDNet, Set To Debut With March 11 Event”

  1. Diego on February 25th, 2011 8:10 AM

    HDNet is continuing to corner the market on everything not UFC, SF or Bellator. That’s good for the fans who can get HDNet.

  2. KENTUCKY on March 20th, 2011 1:50 AM

    I don’t think I get HDnet! Does directv carry it? If so What channel is it on?

  3. Adam Swift on March 21st, 2011 5:33 AM

    HDNet is available on DirecTV, Channel 306.

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