Plus, exclusive interviews with St-Pierre and Shields –Coverage begins at a SPECIAL TIME, Friday, April 29 at 4:00 p.m. ET
DALLAS (April 28, 2011) “Inside MMA” sets the stage for a historic night in mixed martial arts with a special edition featuring LIVE coverage of the UFC 129 weigh-ins, and exclusive interviews with the event’s headliners. The UFC is set to make its long-awaited debut in Toronto before a record crowd of 55,000 fans this Saturday night.
In the main event of the evening, Georges St-Pierre will defend his UFC Welterweight Title against Jake Shields in one of the most highly anticipated fights of the year.
As part of our special coverage, Ron Kruck speaks exclusively with St-Pierre and Kenny Rice sits down with Shields as they prepare for the big fight. Plus, Bas Rutten breaks down the entire fight card.
A preview clip is available at:
This special edition of “Inside MMA” premieres at 4:00 p.m. ET.
HDNet will also air an encore presentation of this special “Inside MMA” in the program’s regularly scheduled time slot of 9:00 p.m. ET. “Inside MMA” is just part of three hours of UFC 129 coverage on HDNet—Your Home for MMA!
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