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Tanner Rhoden
12-15-2002, 08:25 AM
AFTER TWO SUCCESFUL UCC SPECIALS IN 2002

UCC TO EXPLODE ON TSN IN 2003 WITH 48 BROADCASTS!

Montreal (Canada) – Already heavily consumed preparing its greatest show ever, the Universal Combat Challenge proudly announces the biggest news in Canadian Mixed Martial Arts broadcast history. The UCC has reached an agreement with CTV Specialty Television Enterprises© that will see it’s incredible brand of MMA entertainment to be delivered to millions of eager fight fans on Canada’s Sports Leader – TSN. This 2003 season on TSN will include the best fights from past UCC’s as well as future events, for a total of 48 broadcasts on TSN and 112 broadcasts on ESPN CLASSICS CANADA™.

Setting the standard in Canadian sports broadcasting, TSN’s comprehensive schedule includes it’s flagship news program ‘Sports Centre’ as well as NHL and International Hockey, NBA Basketball, CFL Football, PGA/LPGA Golf, MLB, NASCAR, F-1, and CART auto racing, not to mention World Cup Soccer, The Olympic Games, great Amateur sports action, and of course live WWE programming. TSN is majority owned by CTV Specialty Television Enterprises Inc, and is available in over 8 million households. TSN’s programming, as well as its news content is also available online at www.tsn.ca

Now with TSN on board, Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) is reaching another giant step before exploding on the world sports scene. “I have never been more excited for the sport of MMA and the UCC as I am today” said UCC owner and president, Stephane Patry. “Canada is home to one of the most incredible and innovative fight promotions on the planet, so it didn’t take much time before TSN added our product to their regular programming schedule” added Patry.

The UCC made its long awaited debut on TSN in the month of September 2002 with a two-part showcase of “UCC 10: Battle for the Belts”. After the initial success of that show, TSN was quick to jump on the idea of making the UCC a part of its regular programming line up. The UCC is already rising to the top as the fastest growing promotion in the sport, with it’s highly successful pay per view shows featuring world class fighters such as David “The Crow” Loiseau, Jens “Little Evil” Pulver, Jeremy Horn, John “The Natural” Alessio, Sean Alvarez, Georges “Jungle” St-Pierre, Tony “The Freak” Fryklund, Jermaine “Bamm Bamm” Andre, Duane “Bang” Ludwig, Mark “The Machine” Hominick, Ivan Menjivar, as well as a great roster of the world’s best fighters known for their exceptional performances in the UCC ring.

The events will be broadcast on Saturday nights at midnight (Eastern Time) right after NHL Hockey and Sports Center. The first show will air on February 23rd 2003 and will feature the best fights in UCC history.

The Universal Combat Challenge (UCC), a Canadian owned and based company has his headquarters in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. The UCC is Canada’s #1 Mixed Martial Art fight promotion. Owned and operated by Stephane Patry and Cansports Communications, the UCC produces 5 pay-per-view events yearly that are broadcasted on Viewer’s Choice Canada (pay-per-view), Bell Express Vu (satellite provider), Indigo (pay-per-view), Star Choice (pay-per-view). UCC events are also broadcasted on Canada’s Largest Sport Network (Canadian version of ESPN), The Sports Network (TSN). The UCC also has its own weekly show on RDS’s sports channel, and all the events are distributed on DVD and video cassette. The Canadian based company also produces 10 “Proving Ground” events yearly to nurture new talents.

For more information please visit www.ucczone.ca or www.tsn.ca

no_gi
12-15-2002, 11:34 AM
I can almost forgive TSN now for preempting a CFL game for the end of a rain delayed NASCAR race.

Fallout
12-15-2002, 12:02 PM
[quote:16339876e3="no_gi"]I can almost forgive TSN now for preempting a CFL game for the end of a rain delayed NASCAR race.[/quote:16339876e3]

Yeah, that was pretty ****ed up, but this more than makes up for it.

GO TSN!!!!!!!