Texas-based MMA promotion Shark Fights has signed a broadcast deal
with HDNet and will make its network debut on March 11. The network
confirmed rumors of the HDNet-Shark Fights partnership via Twitter
on Friday. Terms of the deal were not immediately known.
What is known is that Shark Fights 14 will air live on HDNet on
March 11. The event, which goes down from Fair Park Coliseum in
Lubbock, Texas, will be headlined by a middleweight scrap between
International Fight League veterans Matt Horwich
(Pictured) and Danillo
Villefort. Additionally, the bill will feature a co-main event
pitting UFC exiles against one another, as Houston
Alexander meets James Irvin
in a 205-pound tilt.
Shark Fights’ last event was held in September and was headlined by
a light heavyweight affair between UFC vets Keith
Jardine and Trevor
Prangley. The card also featured appearances by Rameau
Thierry Sokoudjou, Paul Daley,
Masvidal and Tarec
Saffiedine, among others.
HDNet has been a longtime home of MMA-related programming.
Recently, the network partnered with Strikeforce and M-1 Global to
broadcast the undercard of “Fedor vs. Silva” live on Feb. 12. The
network also provides American fans an opportunity to watch
Japanese events, as HDNet routinely broadcasts Dream and Sengoku
Raiden Championship shows. HDNet will air Maximum Fighting
Championship 28 on Friday at 10 p.m. ET.