FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, June 13th, 2013
FIVE HOURS OF LIVE FIGHTING FRIDAY ON NBC SPORTS NETWORK
Coverage Begins Tomorrow at 8 p.m. ET with Fight Night and Continues with World Series of Fighting at 11 p.m. ET
NEW YORK – June 13, 2013 – NBC Sports Group continues its boxing and mixed martial arts (MMA) coverage tomorrow with five hours of live fighting on NBC Sports Network. Coverage is highlighted by Fight Night at 8 p.m. ET followed by World Series of Fighting (WSOF) at 11 pm. ET.
Fight Night continues tomorrow at 8 p.m. ET on NBC Sports Network with a main event featuring undefeated heavyweight Bryant “By By” Jennings (16-0, 8 KOs) of Philadelphia, Pa., against Andrey Fedosov (24-2, 19 KOs) of Shuya, Russia.
Jennings currently ranks No. 3 in the International Boxing Federation rankings, and looks to continue his winning streak on Fight Night with a third victory as he takes on Fedosov, who makes his NBC Sports Network debut.
In the co-feature bout, Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev (20-0-1, 18 KOs) of Chelyabinsk, Russia returns to Fight Night to take on Cornelius “Da Beast” White (21-1, 16 KOs) of Houston, Texas. The winner will be the mandatory challenger for the International Boxing Federation light heavyweight world title, which is currently held by Bernard Hopkins. In the welterweight battle, Ronald Cruz (17-1, 12 KOs) of Bethlehem, Pa., takes on Ray Narh (25-2, 21 KOs) of Ghana.
Friday’s telecast will be the tenth edition of Fight Night since the series debut in January 2012.
Fight Night Matches on Friday on NBC Sports Network at 8 p.m. ET:
|Bryant Jennings||Andrey Fedosov|
|Sergey Kovalev||Cornelius White|
|Ronald Cruz||Ray Narh|
NBC Sports Group’s Fight Night broadcast team of Kenny Rice (play-by-play), Hall-of-Fame boxing trainer Freddie Roach (analyst), cruiserweight contender B.J. Flores (analyst) and Chris Mannix (reporter) will call the action from the Sands Casino Resort in Bethlehem, Pa.
WORLD SERIES OF FIGHTING
World Series of Fighting returns to NBC Sports Network tomorrow at 11 p.m. ET in the second show of a multi-year partnership to deliver live, World Championship mixed martial arts (MMA) programming.
The main event features welterweights John Fitch (24-5) of Fort Wayne, Ind., and Josh “The People’s Warrior” Burkman (25-9) of Salt Lake City, Utah, at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nev. The first meeting between Jon Fitch and Burkman concluded when Jon Fitch submitted Burkman with a rear-naked choke in the second round of the fight. Burkman is coming off his second consecutive win under the World Series of Fighting banner.
In the co-feature welterweight bout, Tyson “Man of” Steele (10-1) of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada, takes on Steve Carl (19-3) of Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Also slated, is Brian Cobb (20-7) of Bakersfield, Calif, vs. Justin Gaethje (8-0) of Denver, Colo., and Lyle “Fancy Pants” Beerbohm (21-2) of Spokane, Wash., vs. Jacob Volkmann (15-4) of White Bear Lake, Minn.
World Series of Fighting Matches on Friday on NBC Sports Network at 11 p.m. ET:
|Jon Fitch||Josh Burkman|
|Tyson Steele||Steve Carl|
|Brian Cobb||Justin Gaethje|
|Lyle Beerbohm||Jacob Volkmann|
NBC Sports Network’s World Series of Fighting broadcast team of Todd Harris (play-by-play) and mixed martial artist Bas Rutten (analyst) will call the action. Joey Varner will report from the cage.
LIVE FIGHTING ON NBC SPORTS LIVE EXTRA
NBC Sports Live Extra — NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices, and tablets — will live stream Fight Night and World Series of Fighting on Friday at 8 p.m. and 11 p.m. ET, respectively.
Coverage will be streamed via “TV Everywhere,” the media industry’s effort to make quality content available to MVPD customers both in and out of the home and on multiple platforms.
For desktops, NBC Sports Live Extra can be accessed at NBCSports.com/liveextra. The NBC Sports Live Extra app for mobile devices and tablets is available at the App Store for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, and on select Android handset and tablet devices within Google Play.
All NBC Sports Network live events live stream to PCs, mobile devices and tablets through NBC Sports Live Extra, and to the digital platforms of participating cable, satellite, and telco services, via “TV Everywhere,” which is available on an authenticated basis to subscribers of participating MVPDs.
Click here for the participating cable/satellite/telco companies offering NBC Sports Live Extra: http://nbcsportsgrouppressbox.com/2013/06/06/nbc-sports-live-extra-providers/
About Fight Night: NBC Sports Network’s Fight Night series is collaboration between NBC Sports Group, Main Events and Hall of Fame matchmaker J Russell Peltz. The series premiered on January 21, 2012 and featured six original telecasts on NBC Sports Network and one broadcast on NBC. In 2013, a total of seven original telecasts will air on NBC Sports Network and NBC.
About World Series of Fighting: NBC Sports Network and World Series of Fighting agreed to a three-year partnership in February 2013. The agreement includes at least six events per year on NBC Sports Network beginning this year. www.wsof.com
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World Series of Fighting Contact:
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