HDNET’S “INSIDE MMA” TO PRESENT HIGHLIGHTS AND IN-DEPTH ANALYSIS OF THE STRIKEFORCE™ HEAVYWEIGHT GRAND PRIX

Posted February 17th, 2011 by 1Wrestling News Team

HDNET’S “INSIDE MMA” TO PRESENT HIGHLIGHTS AND IN-DEPTH ANALYSIS OF THE STRIKEFORCE™ HEAVYWEIGHT GRAND PRIX

Frank Shamrock, Drew Fickett, Antonio McKee, and Holt McCallany of “Lights Out” Join Kenny and Bas – Friday, February 18 at 9:00 p.m. ET on HDNet

DALLAS (February 17, 2011) The MMA world is still buzzing over the opening round of the “Strikeforce™ World Grand Prix Heavyweight Tournament.” Antonio Silva and Sergei Kharitonov advanced to the semi-finals, but the story of the night was the upset of Fedor Emelianenko. Tomorrow night’s “Inside MMA” has complete highlights of the event plus post-fight interviews with Ron Kruck.

Emelianenko has lost his last two fights in decisive fashion and speculation about his retirement is rampant. MMA legends Frank Shamrock and Bas Rutten break down the fight and offer their thoughts on Fedor’s future in the sport. Would a move to Light Heavyweight be in the best interest of “The Last Emperor?”

Also on the program, actor Holt McCallany talks about his new FX series “Lights Out.” McCallany plays the role of former boxing champion James “Lights” Leary. A recent plot twist found “Lights” in the cage for a no holds barred fight with Inside MMA’s own “El Guapo.” Bas and Holt will break down the fight and talk about boxing vs. MMA.

Finally, Antonio McKee and Drew Fickett stop by on the cusp of their showdown at MFC 28, which will be broadcast LIVE on HDNet next Friday night, February 25. We get the inside scoop on the MFC Lightweight Title bout and find out why Fickett buried the hatchet with MFC President Mark Pavelich after an infamous feud.

“Inside MMA” airs every Friday on HDNet at 9:00 p.m. ET.

About HDNet

HDNet (www.hd.net) is the independent network with unique and thought-provoking content that appeals to men of all ages and is delivered in true high definition.

HDNet is the exclusive, high definition home for popular, original programming, including the network’s Emmy Award winning HD news feature programs, “HDNet World Report,” and “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 is also the exclusive high definition home to critically acclaimed and award winning documentaries, airing as part of the “HDNet ‘Round The World” series. “NASA on HDNet” presents all live shuttle launches through 2011.

HDNet presents championship sports coverage featuring the best of Mixed Martial Arts with its Friday night series, “HDNet Fights” (www.hdnetfights.com). “HDNet Fights” works with leading MMA promoters including DREAM, Sengoku, XFC, K-1, K-1 Max, MFC 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 fans their weekly fix for everything MMA, while “Fighting Words with Mike Straka,” goes one-on-one with some of the biggest names in the sport. HDNet also features live coverage of regular season games from the United Football League.

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 Paul McCartney, Mariah Carey, John Mayer, Nickelback and more. HDNet also features revealing lifestyle programming featuring “Art Mann Presents,” “Girls Gone Wild®,” “Deadline” and “Get Out!”

Only HDNet Movies (www.hdnetmovies.com) 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, Kirsten Dunst, Ryan Gosling, John Malkovich, Emily Blunt, Robin Williams, Charlize Theron and Kim Basinger.

In addition to being the exclusive home of Sneak Previews, 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 in the U.S. via AT&T U-verse, Charter, Comcast, DIRECTV, DISH Network, Insight, and Verizon FiOS and in Canada via Access Communications, Cogeco, Rogers, Shaw Cable and Shaw Direct.

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