HDNET TO AIR "MAXIMUM FIGHTING CHAMPIONSHIP

Feb 20, 2009
HDNET TO AIR "MAXIMUM FIGHTING CHAMPIONSHIP - DESTINED FOR GREATNESS" LIVE - FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 20

(PRESS RELEASE) -- Some are calling it the best lineup of MMA fights to be put together by Maximum Fighting Championship - and it airs exclusively on HDNet. "HDNet Fights Presents: Maximum Fighting Championship - Destined For Greatness" will air on HDNet this Friday, February 20 at 10:00 p.m. ET LIVE from the River Cree Resort and Casino in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

Two MFC titles are on the line as lightweight champ Derrick Noble will defend his belt against Antonio McKee. The main event features an explosive rematch as welterweight champ Pat Healy takes on Ryan Ford.

And, in a superfight with international intrigue, Paul Daley takes on Nick Thompson.

WHEN: "HDNet Fights Presents:Maximum Fighting Championship - Destined For Greatness" will air live on HDNet on Friday, February 20 at 10:00 p.m. ET.

About HDNet
HDNet (www.hd.net) is a network that is original, thinks independently and delivers unique content and provocative, authentic programming, all in true high definition.

HDNet is the exclusive, high definition home for popular, critically acclaimed original programming, including television's only HD news feature programs "HDNet World Report," the Emmy Award winning "Dan Rather Reports," featuring legendary journalist Dan Rather. Only HDNet goes beyond the headlines to deliver real news that is redefining the way we look at our world. HDNet News is provocative, sometimes controversial and always relevant - telling the important stories of our time in-depth, with attitude and with independence.

HDNet presents championship sports coverage featuring the best of Mixed Martial Arts through HDNet Fights. HDNet Fights partners with leading MMA promoters including Affliction, DREAM, StrikeForce(TM), M-1, K-1, K-1 Max, MFC, Adrenaline and more. HDNet produces more live mixed martial arts events than any other network and HDNet's "Inside MMA" is the hottest mixed martial arts program on television, giving MMA fans their weekly fix for everything MMA.

HDNet also delivers the world's largest and most diverse concert line-up through the HDNet Concert Series. The HDNet Concert Series features leading artists and bands including Coldplay, Gwen Stefani, John Mayer and more. HDNet also features revealing lifestyle programming featuring "Art Mann Presents," "Vegas Confessions", "Deadline" and "Get Out!" HDNet is also the exclusive high definition home to critically acclaimed and award winning documentaries as part of the InFocus series. "NASA on HDNet" presents all live shuttle launches through 2010.

Only HDNet Movies delivers exclusive Sneak Previews of new movies before they hit theaters. The HDNet Movies Sneak Preview series features top Hollywood stars in critically acclaimed performances including Gwyneth Paltrow, Joaquin Phoenix, Demi Moore, Michael Caine, Tom Hanks, Vera Farmiga, Parker Posey, Brian Cox, Matthew Broderick, Brittany Snow and Eric Bana.

Upcoming Sneak Previews include "The Great Buck Howard,"starring Colin Hanks, John Malkovich and Tom Hanks, and "Harlem Aria," starring Damon Wayans.

In addition to being the exclusive home of Sneak Previews, HDNet Movies presents viewers with over one hundred films and an average of twenty-five "HD Premieres" each month. HDNet Movies viewers enjoy the best films from the classics of the 1950s-1970s, to favorite films from the 1980s and 1990s, to recently released theatrical films.

HDNet Movies offers subscribers a premium movie viewing experience in true HD, and more original movies shot entirely in HD than any other network.

Launched in 2001 by Mark Cuban and General Manager Philip Garvin, the HDNet networks are available on AT&T, Bright House Networks, Charter Communications, Comcast, DIRECTV, DISH Network, Insight, Mediacom, Time Warner Cable, Verizon and more than 40 NCTC cable affiliate companies. For more information visit www.hd.net.
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