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WFA preview show on Showtime

By Zach Arnold | July 7, 2006

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Press Release

Showtime to Air “WFA: King of the Streets” Countdown Special Nationally in Advance of World Fighting Alliance MMA Pay-Per-View Event on July 22nd From Los Angeles, CA

The World Fighting Alliance (WFA), a recently launched national mixed martial arts (MMA) organization featuring some of the sport’s biggest names, reached an agreement today with Showtime Television. Under the new partnership, Showtime will broadcast on its network throughout the month of July, the WFA’s thirty-minute preview/countdown special for its upcoming
WFA: King of the Streets national pay-per-view event on July 22nd from the Forum in Los Angeles.

The thirty-minute countdown show will premiere on Showtime THIS SATURDAY, July 8, 2006 at 12:00 a.m. MIDNIGHT EST/PST following Showtime championship boxing.

The WFA countdown show will also air as follows (all times are EST and PST):

Sun. 7/9 2:00pm
Wed. 7/12 1:30am
Thu. 7/13 5:30pm
Fri. 7/14 10:00am, 12:30 am
Sun. 7/16 3:30am
Mon. 7/17 2:00am
Tue. 7/18 1:45pm
Wed. 7/19 1:00am
Fri. 7/21 5:35pm
Sat. 7/22 5:30pm

WFA: King of the Streets features arguably the most impressive U.S. MMA fight card ever assembled highlighted by the highly anticipated return of legendary MMA fighter Bas Rutten to fight veteran street fighter Kimo, and the WFA debut of international MMA star Quinton “Rampage” Jackson taking on former U.S. Olympic silver medal-winning wrestler Matt Lindland. The preview special will feature personal profiles on the four main event fighters along with several other interviews highlighting the star-studded lineup of MMA stars comprising the unparalleled fight card featured at the event on July 22nd.

WFA: King of the Streets will be broadcast live on pay-per-view television via iNDemand and Dish Network (check local listings for details). Tickets are available at all Ticket Master outlets, online at Ticketmaster.com or WFA.TV or charge by phone at (213) 480-3232, (714) 740-2000, (661) 322-2525 or (805) 583-8700.

For more information on the WFA and “WFA: King of the Streets,” July 22nd at the Forum in Los Angeles, visit www.wfa.tv.

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5 Responses to “WFA preview show on Showtime”

  1. Royal B. says:

    Wow!

    Just….

    Wow!

  2. Im still bummed that I won’t be able to watch this PPV, as I have DirecTV.

  3. FredEttish says:

    Does this mean there is potentially going to be WFA events on Showtime in the future. If what Dana White says is true and HBO is interested in UFC events in the future, is Sho going to counter with WFA events? This might get interesting.

  4. Luke says:

    This is VERY~! interesting. I wonder about the viability of MMA on premium channels. I’d like to see what kind of penetration they get. I know that boxing is very successful on both HBO and Showtime, but I think WFA could benefit from a tv deal with a basic cable outlet that has greater market penetration.

    Its funny to watch the bidding war thats started over MMA programming. I never anticipated this in my wildest dreams. I’m going to sit back and enjoy this while it lasts, because all good things come to an end.

  5. captain~swing says:

    I spoke to a woman (Bianca) at DirecTV today. She confirmed that DirecTV is not carrying the WFA but she did say that if enough subscribers called or wrote in that it’s something they could consider carrying. That’s not “big news” but I’d like to see if MMA.tv, Sherdog, etc. could give a go of contacting DirecTV and seeing if the fans can get them to carry the PPV.

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