FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 15, 2009
X-1 WORLD EVENTS
IS PROUD TO ANNOUNCE
TELEVISION BROADCAST AGREEMENT
WITH FIGHTZONE TV
First Event to Air Will Be "CHAMPIONS" on Oct. 19th
Honolulu, HI (USA): X-1 World Events, Hawaii’s premier fight promotion, is pleased to announce a broadcast agreement with FightZone TV. The first event to be aired by FightZone TV will be X-1’s "CHAMPIONS" event. X-1 has built a reputation as a world-class MMA promotional company known for delivering exciting live, arena-based entertainment events to fight fans all over the islands, and "CHAMPIONS" is no exception. Several X-1 World titles are on the line, and some of the fighters showcased at the event include UFC/Rumble on the Rock veteran Wesley "Cabbage" Correira, The Ultimate Fighter alum Anthony Torres, UFC veteran Falaniko Vitale, former UFC/Pride heavyweight Ron "H2O" Waterman, big-time female boxer Mia St. John, and well-known island fighters Eddie Yagin and "Sugar" Shane Nelson.
In addition, a four-man tournament for the X-1 World Middleweight belt is also on the line, as Falaniko Vitale, Joey Guel, Ricky Shivers, and Kenny Ento all battle for the strap.
"This agreement is the next step in the evolution of X-1. We are excited about the opportunity to bring Hawaiian MMA action to fight fans all over the islands and the rest of the United States," says X-1 Owner & Promoter Mike Miller. "We want to show the rest of the MMA world that Hawaii deserves to be at the forefront of the national fight scene."
FightZone TV, one of the nation's largest independent distributors of MMA programming, recently celebrated their 1000th broadcast TV airing. Entering their fourth year of MMA-related broadcasting, their content is now available to over 23 million homes on Fox Sport Net's (FSN) affiliates SunSports, SportSouth, and nationally on DIRECTV, The Dish Network and AT&T U-verse, reaching over 20% of US homes with cable TV.
ABOUT X-1 WORLD EVENTS
Founded in 2004 by Mike Miller, X-1 World Events is a world-class mixed martial arts (MMA) promotional company based in Honolulu, HI. Locally-owned and operated, X-1 delivers exciting live arena-based entertainment events to fight fans all over the islands. The events feature some of the MMA world’s most talented fighters, including UFC, Pride, and Abu-Dhabi veterans such as former UFC champions Dan "The Beast" Severn and Ricco Rodriguez, UFC veterans Jeff Monson, Kimo Leopoldo, Chad "The Grinder" Reiner, "Sugar" Shane Nelson, Brandon Wolff, Wes "The Project" Sims, Ronald "The Machine Gun" Juhn, Wesley "Cabbage" Correira, and Falaniko Vitale, as well as Pride veterans Chris Brennan and Ron "H2O-Man" Waterman. X-1 World Events can be found online at http://www.x1events.com/
ABOUT FIGHTZONE TV
FightZone TV is known for presenting some of the best MMA events from around the United States and Europe. Their content is aired to over 23 million homes through network channels such as Sun Sports (6 million-plus homes in Florida), Sport South (9 million-plus homes in Georgia, Tennessee, Alabama, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and nationally on FSN Satellite Sports on DIRECTV and The Dish Network (4 million-plus homes), AT&T U-verse (1 million-plus homes in California and the Midwest), as well as thousands of sports bars and other sport-related locations across the United States. Major metropolitan cities across the country such as Los Angeles, San Francisco, Hartford, Miami, Atlanta, Cleveland, Houston, Chicago, Indianapolis, and many others receive FightZone content, and some of the top fight promotions in operation have been featured, including Ultimate Warrior Challenge, PureCombat, Cage Wars, Xtreme Fighting Association, Real Fighting Championships, and others.
For more information on X-1 World Events, please contact Phil Lanides, publicist, at firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information on FightZone, please contact Al Martino, FightZone Media CEO, at FightZoneMedia@aol.com