SPIKE’S “MMA UNCENSORED LIVE” EXPANDS TO ONE HOUR AND MOVES TO NEW 10:00 PM

Sep 12, 2012
(PRESS RELEASE) -- New York, NY – September 11, 2012 – The highest-rated mixed martial arts magazine show on television, Spike’s “MMA Uncensored Live,” is expanding to a full hour and moving to its new 10:00 PM ET/PT timeslot beginning Thursday, September 20.

“MMA Uncensored Live” features radio personality Craig Carton as host with former middleweight fighter Nate Quarry and mixed martial arts veteran journalist Luke Thomas as fight experts.

Launching this past February, “MMA Uncensored Live” has attracted the biggest names in the sport as guests, including Jon Jones, Chael Sonnen, BJ Penn, Alistair Overeem, Tito Ortiz, Josh Koscheck, Roy Nelson, Junior dos Santos, Frank Mir, Stephan Bonnar, and Rashad Evans.

The most recent installment aired September 6, featuring guests Dave Bautista and Muhammad “King Mo” Lawal, and delivered a series record 696,000 viewers.

“MMA Uncensored Live” broadcasts each week from the heart of New York City at the iconic MTV Studios in Times Square. The multi-platform show features a look ahead at the weekend’s big mixed martial arts fights, and a look back at the action from recent bouts. The show features lively debate and discussion with the show hosts along with live in-studio interviews with many of the world’s top fighters, in-depth investigative features and action-packed highlights, as well as viewer interaction via Twitter, Facebook, and other social media channels.

Jay Peterson, David Larzelere, and Jon Gerstel of Original Media along with Jon Slusser from Spike TV serve as Executive Producers. Christopher Martello serves as Vice President, Sports for Spike TV.

Spike TV is available in 98.7 million homes and is a division of Viacom Media Networks. A unit of Viacom (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB), Viacom Media Networks is one of the world's leading creators of programming and content across all media platforms. Spike TV's Internet address is www.spike.com and for up-to-the-minute and archival press information and photographs, visit Spike TV's press site at http://www.spike.com/press. Follow us on Twitter @spiketvpr for the latest in breaking news updates, behind-the-scenes information and photos.

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