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Toronto, Canada- May 1st, 2006 –The Fight Network TM- North America’s first and only all combatant sports and entertainment channel delivers complete news and analysis coverage from K-1’s “Mayhem at the Mirage” in Las Vegas Nevada that saw German fighter Chalid “Die Faust” Arrab defeat Canadian fighter Gary “Big Daddy” Goodridge to capture the 2006 K-1 World GP title.
“This was a very exciting event put on by K-1 once again.” said Brian Sobie VP of Programming and Production for Fight Network. “Fight fans in Canada are becoming more aware of the K-1 brand of combative sports now that it airs regularly on our channel which is why we are also now offering up complete news coverage from these events to only further demonstrate our commitment to the viewers that Fight Network is not only the home for these great shows but is also your up to the minute news source as well,” he added.
The K-1 2006 World GP tournament “Mayhem at The Mirage” news coverage can be seen all this week on Fight Network beginning Sunday April 30th.
K-1 event programming can be seen exclusively in Canada weekly on the Fight Network beginning at 9pm ET every Friday with additional air dates though out the calendar week. Check your local listings for more details and times.
The Fight Network can be seen across Canada on both cable and satellite.
About The Fight Network.:
The Fight Network is a cross-platform media company with brand interest in television, radio and web. All three of these media offerings are seamlessly integrated to offer fans of combatant sports and related entertainment a true convergence experience. The Fight Network Inc. corporate headquarters is located in Toronto, Canada. Additional information on the company can be found at www.thefightnetwork.com.
K-1 is a martial arts fighting sport that derives its name from its inclusion of a wide array of combat disciplines including Karate, Kung-Fu and Kickboxing (“K”) with an intent to determine one champion in one ring (“1″). After being staged for the first time in Japan in 1993 under the direction of founder Master Kazuyoshi Ishii, K-1 has evolved into the country’s most popular sports and has achieved popular culture status as its athletes have turned into larger-than life celebrities. Additional information can be found at
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