It seems that parts of the alliance announced at the K-1 and Pro Elite press conference on March 27th are already bearing fruit. BodogFight has announced that, in partnership with Cage Rage, they have struck a deal to air Cage Rage 21: Judgment Day on the broadcast TV network ION Television, which was previously known as PAX Network.
BodogFight and Cage Rage were both announced as part of the alliance of promotions that have partnered with K-1, Pro Elite, and Showtime.
Although Judgment Day already took place on April 21st and was streamed live throughout the world on ProElite.com, a two-hour telecast of the event will air on Saturday, April 28th starting at 9:00 PM (ET/PT) on the ION network, followed by a replay of the latest episode of BodogFight Season 3: Costa Rica Combat.
Following the K-1 / Pro Elite press conference, Cage Rage’s Dave O’Donnell did indicate that the Judgment Day event would be on American television. At the time, it seemed that they were hopeful for a same day telecast, but the deal had not yet been solidified. The telecast on ION isn’t live, but it is a big step into the American market for the venerable U.K. promotion.
Judgment Day features a main event of Gary Turner vs. David “Tank” Abbott, plus Vitor Belfort vs. Ivan Serati, Murilo “Ninja” Rua vs. Alex Reid, Evangelista “Cyborg” Santos vs. James Zikic, and more.