Bell Sounds for UFC ON FOX: Heavyweight Championship Sat. Nov 12 Live in Primetime

BELL SOUNDS FOR UFC ON FOX

FOX Sports Broadcasts Heavyweight Championship: Velasquez vs. Dos Santos

Live in Primetime on Nov. 12

FUEL TV Kicks-off Four and a Half Hours of Fight Coverage Nov. 11;

Network Offers Live Prefight & Post-fight Specials

FOX Deportes, FOXSports.com on MSN & FOX Sports Radio also Blanket Event

 

New York — No doubt about it:  FOX Sports, FUEL TV, FOX Deportes, FOXSports.com on MSN and FOX Sports Radio all come out swinging for the inaugural event of the new landmark agreement between Ultimate Fighting Championship® (UFC) and FOX Sports Media Group.

Two of UFC’s brightest stars battle in a highly-anticipated heavyweight championship bout as current title holder Cain Velasquez (UFC 7-0) steps into the Octagon with No. 1 contender Junior dos Santos (UFC 7-0). FOX Sports presents its coverage of the main event in a one hour prime time special: UFC ON FOX: LIVE HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP FIGHT – VELASQUEZ VS. DOS SANTOS, Saturday, Nov. 12 (9:00-10:00 PM ET) from the Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif.  This historic presentation marks the first UFC event ever televised by a broadcast television network.

For FOX Sports’ live coverage of the Velasquez-Dos Santos bout, UFC President Dana White joins FOX Sports’ versatile host Curt Menefee to welcome viewers to the network’s coverage and set the scene, bringing fans all the sights and sounds of this historic event. Former UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar, who Velasquez beat for the title a year ago, joins FOX Sports’ prefight coverage as an analyst, while UFC commentator Joe Rogan provides interviews as the final prefight moments count down.  Once the battle begins, Rogan and long-time UFC announcer Mike Goldberg have the call.

In the lead-up to the main event on FOX, FUEL TV inaugurates its unprecedented UFC programming with four and a half hours of Velasquez-Dos Santos coverage beginning Friday, Nov. 11 (7:00-7:30 PM ET), with UFC VELASQUEZ VS. DOS SANTOS WEIGH-IN LIVE.

Come fight night on Nov. 12, FUEL TV re-airs UFC VELASQUEZ VS. DOS SANTOS WEIGH-IN LIVE (5:30-6:00 PM ET) and UFC PRIMETIME, a multi-dimensional look at the two fighters that first aired on FOX (6:00-7:00 PM ET).  FUEL TV’s live programming sandwiches FOX’s live fight coverage, beginning with UFC ON FUEL TV: VELASQUEZ VS. DOS SANTOS PREFIGHT SPECIAL LIVE (7:00-9:00 PM ET) hosted by Jay Glazer, with UFC title contender Kenny Florian serving as an analyst and UFC light heavyweight Stephan Bonnar reporting backstage and interviewing fighters in attendance. The prefight special features an amazing champions’ roundtable including current champion Jon “Bones” Jones and former champs Chuck Liddell, Forrest Griffin and Frank Mir discussing the fight. In addition, Nicole Dabeau, host of FUEL TV’s weekly news show ACTION SPORTS PLUS, provides exclusive interviews from the red carpet as the athlete and celebrity turnout for the fight and gala post-fight party is expected to be stellar.

Glazer, Florian and Bonnar are back analyzing the outcome of the most historic fight in UFC history at 10:00 PM ET during UFC ON FUEL TV: VELASQUEZ VS. DOS SANTOS POST-FIGHT SPECIAL LIVE (10:00-11:00 PM ET).  The hour-long special features live interviews with the fighters, plus coverage of the post-fight press conference.

FOX Deportes, the nation’s No. 1 Spanish-language sports network, is no stranger to UFC programming.  In the run up to Velasquez-Dos Santos, FOX Deportes airs the third and final installment of CAIN VELASQUEZ: BROWN PRIDE on Friday, Nov. 11 (7:00-8:00 PM ET).  On Nov. 12, the network re-airs all three episodes of CAIN VELASQUEZ: BROWN PRIDE from 3:00-6:00 PM ET, followed by UFC LO MEJOR (Cain Velasquez vs. Brock Lesnar) from 6:00-7:00 PM ET.  FOX Deportes carries several preliminary fights, including Clay Guida vs. Benson Henderson and Dustin Poirier vs. Pablo Garza, live from 7:00-9:00 PM ET, followed by the main event, Velasquez vs. Dos Santos live from 9:00-10:00 PM ET. Rodrigo Arana, Mario Delgado and Troy Santiago call the action.

In addition to television coverage provided by FOX Sports, FUEL TV and FOX Deportes, FOXSports.com plans to live stream the press conference on Wednesday, Thursday’s open workout, Friday’s weigh-in and the nine undercard bouts that precede the Velasquez-Dos Santos showdown on Nov. 12.  Editorially, in the days leading up to the bout the site plans: a profile on UFC maestro Dana White by Bill Reiter; a story on the role of religion in fighting; how UFC training has helped several NFL players; profiles on Velasquez and Dos Santos; and more.

FOX Sports Radio airs five hours of live coverage on fight night, Nov. 12, starting with prefight analysis and interviews from the red carpet at 8:00 PM ET and highlighted by a simulcast of the fight from 9:00-10:00 PM ET.  The fight is followed by a three-hour post-fight interviews and call-in show with host Larry Pepe from 10:00-1:00 AM ET.  During fight week, FOX Sports Radio also covers Wednesday’s press conference and Friday’s weigh-in, as well as interviews from top UFC fighters.

 

** FULL TELEVISION SCHEDULE ON NEXT PAGE

DATE

TIME

EVENT

NET

Friday, Nov. 11

7:00 PM ET

UFC VELASQUEZ VS. DOS SANTOS WEIGH-IN LIVE

FUEL TV

Friday, Nov. 11

7:00 PM ET

CAIN VELASQUEZ: BROWN PRIDE – 3

FOX Deportes

Saturday, Nov. 12

3:00 PM ET

CAIN VELASQUEZ: BROWN PRIDE – 1

FOX Deportes

Saturday, Nov. 12

4:00 PM ET

CAIN VELASQUEZ: BROWN PRIDE – 2

FOX Deportes

Saturday, Nov. 12

5:00 PM ET

CAIN VELASQUEZ: BROWN PRIDE – 3

FOX Deportes

Saturday, Nov. 12

5:30 PM ET

UFC VELASQUEZ VS. DOS SANTOS WEIGH-IN (re-air)

FUEL TV

Saturday, Nov. 12

6:00 PM ET

UFC Primetime (re-air)

FUEL TV

Saturday, Nov. 12

6:00 PM ET

UFC LO MEJOR (Cain Velasquez vs. Brock Lesnar)

FOX Deportes

Saturday, Nov. 12

7:00 PM ET

Preliminary Fights

FOX Deportes

Saturday, Nov. 12

7:00 PM ET

VELASQUEZ VS. DOS SANTOS PREFIGHT SPECIAL LIVE

FUEL TV

Saturday, Nov. 12

9:00 PM ET

UFC ON FOX HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP FIGHT – VELASQUEZ VS. DOS SANTOS

FOX

Saturday, Nov. 12

10:00 PM ET

UFC ON FUEL TV: VELASQUEZ VS. DOS SANTOS POSTFIGHT SPECIAL LIVE

FUEL TV

- FOX SPORTS MEDIA GROUP -

 

FOX Sports Media Group

FOX Sports Media Group (FSMG) is the umbrella entity representing News Corporation’s wide array of multi-platform US-based sports assets under Chairman & CEO David Hill.  Built with brands that are capable of reaching more than 100 million viewers in a single weekend, FSMG includes ownership and interests in linear television networks, digital and mobile programming, broadband platforms, multiple web sites, joint-venture businesses and several licensing partnerships.  FSMG now includes FOX Sports, the sports television arm of the FOX Broadcasting Company; Fox’s 19 regional sports networks, their affiliated regional web sites and FSN national programming; SPEED and SPEED2; Fox Soccer Channel and Fox Soccer Plus; FUEL TV; and Fox College Sports.  In addition, FSMG also includes FOX Sports Interactive Media, which comprises FOXSports.com on MSN, whatifsports.com, Yardbarker.com and scout.com, reaching almost 30 million unique visitors monthly.  Also included are Fox’s interests in joint-venture businesses FOX Deportes, Big Ten Network and STATS, LLC, as well as licensing agreements that establish the FOX Sports Radio Network.


2009 Supergirl Jam Premieres On FUEL TV November 30

Top Female Action Sports Pros in Surf, Skate and Snow featured in
All-Girls Competition and Lifestyle Show

LOS ANGELES (November 25, 2009) – On Monday, November 30, at 8:00 p.m. EST, the 3rd Annual Supergirl Jam, the top, all-female action sports event series, will air as an hour-long special on FUEL TV.  Produced by ASA Entertainment, the show highlights the best moments from the 2009 Supergirl Jam series of events, including:  the Supergirl Pro Junior ASP surfing contest and Supergirl Pro-Am Jam skateboard street competition, as well as the Supergirl Jam snowboard rail jam, skateboard street and inline best trick contests.  The program will also feature behind-the-scenes action, athlete profiles and interviews with top female pros in skate, surf and snow.

The Supergirl Jam is the action sports industry’s only large-scale, all-female competition and lifestyle festival.  This unique concept showcases the skill, talent and personality of more than 100 of the top female action sports athletes in a competition series designed to promote and celebrate female strength, independence and empowerment.

The Supergirl Jam series was held in three locations throughout California, Oceanside Pier in Oceanside, CA; Woodward West in Tehachapi, CA; and at the world-famous Venice Beach in
Venice, CA.

FUEL TV’s 2009 Supergirl Jam broadcast will include athletes such as surfing stars Courtney Conlogue (Santa Ana, CA), Stephanie Gilmore (New South Wales, AUS) and Malia Manuel (Kauai, HI); skateboarding’s Lyn-z Adams Hawkins (Cardiff by the Sea, CA), Leticia Bufoni (Sao Paulo, BRA) and Amy Caron (Huntington Beach, CA), snowboarding’s Chanelle Sladics (Newport Beach, CA), Leanne Pelosi (Calgary, CAN) and Laurie Currier (Wrightwood, CA), and inline skating’s Fabiola da Silva (Sao Paulo, BRA), Coco Sanchez (San Francisco, CA) and Fallon Heffernan (Jacksonville, FL).
The 2009 Supergirl Jam will air on FUEL TV twice on November 30, first at 8:00 p.m. EST and again at 11:00 p.m.  Repeat airings will follow on later dates. For more details, please visit www.supergirljam.com.

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About ASA Entertainment:
Founded in 1994, ASA Entertainment, LLC (an Omnicom Company) is an action sports event, television and content production agency focused on creating and executing customized, turn-key marketing programs that range in scale from grassroots to global. ASA’s events, featuring skateboarding, freestyle BMX, inline skating, free-skiing, freestyle motocross, surfing, snowboarding and music, are broadcast domestically on CBS, Spike, VERSUS, FUEL TV, WGN, CBS College Sports and Fox Sports Net, and distributed during 937 hours of programming to more than 1 billion HH globally via 32 international broadcast partners. ASA’s productions span the spectrum from large, international competitions such as the LG Action Sports World Championships to amateur contests, lifestyle and branded entertainment events, demonstrations, exhibitions and mobile tours. As one of the most established organizations in action sports, ASA Entertainment develops premium content around the fastest growing sector of American sports. For more information, visit ASAentertainment.com or ActionSportsTour.com.

About ASP:
The Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) is the governing body of professional surfing. Crowning surfing’s undisputed world champions since 1976, the ASP sanctions the following tours: the Foster’s ASP World Tour, the ASP Women’s World Tour, the World Qualifying Series (WQS) and the World Longboarding, Junior and Masters Championships. The ASP is dedicated to showcasing the world’s best surfing talent in a variety of progressive formats and has revolutionized the way the world watches surfing via their webcasts. The organization is divided into seven different regions: Africa, Asia, Australasia, Europe, Hawaii, North America, and South America.

About Warner Bros. Consumer Products:
Warner Bros. Consumer Products, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, is one of the leading licensing and retail merchandising organizations in the world.

About DC Comics:
DC Comics, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, is the largest English-language publisher of comics in the world and home to such iconic characters as Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman and the Sandman. These DC Super Heroes and others have starred in comic books, movies, television series (both animated and live-action) and cyberspace, thrilling audiences of all ages for generations. DC Comics’ Web site is located at www.dccomics.com.