- KERR VS SIMS FEATURED ON HDNET

May 1, 2006
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Press Release
DENVER, COLORADO – American Championship Fighting(sm) is proud to announce that HDNet will provide exclusive coverage from ACF(sm) Exodus, Return to the Ocho(sm), featuring mixed martial arts legend Mark Kerr’s first bout on American soil in nearly nine years.

HDNet host Ron Kruck will be there live at the Denver Coliseum on May 6th to preview the fights and interview the world-class competitors including Kerr, ACF(sm) World Welterweight Champion John Cronk, and heavyweight contender Wes Sims, and more. HDNet will produce and air the exclusive coverage provided by Kruck along with other exclusive footage from ACF(sm) Exodus.

Mark Kerr rose to the top of the mixed martial arts world, first by destroying the competition in the Ultimate Fighting Championship® and then doing the same at the Pride Fighting Championships. Kerr won twelve of the first thirteen fights of his career. Then, as documented on HBO in the highly acclaimed documentary “The smashing Machine,” his world came crashing down. In the throws of an addiction to painkillers, Kerr lost four of the last five fights of his career, all in Japan. Now, having conquered his addiction and looking to turn his life around, Kerr returns to fight on U.S. soil for the first time in nearly 9 years at ACF(sm) Exodus.

Looking to disrupt Kerr’s plans is a brash young fighter under the tutelage of UFC® and Pride champion Mark Coleman. Just 26 years of age, Wes Sims is already a veteran of fight promotions all around the world and nearly captured the UFC® heavyweight championship from Frank Mir in 2003. Coming off of a controversial draw with Daniel Gracie after winning three straight fights, Sims intends to continue his rise to the top by stopping Kerr’s comeback before it even gets started and to capture the first-ever ACF(sm) heavyweight title in the process.

Aside from the mammoth main event, ACF(sm) Exodus is stacked with some of the top fighters from around the world. ACF(sm) welterweight champion John Cronk returns to the Ocho(sm) in a non-title bout after defeating Olympic Greco-Roman wrestler Heath Sims. He faces one of the toughest challenges of his career against a rising star out of the Midwest by the name of Joey Clark.

Watch for Ron Kruck’s coverage of the fighters at ACF(sm) Exodus as well as exclusive footage of Mark Kerr’s comeback against Wes Sims only on HDNet.

HDNet is the first national television network broadcasting all of its programming in 1080i HD, the highest-quality format of high-definition television (HDTV) and was launched in September 2001 by co-founders Mark Cuban, owner of Dallas Mavericks, and Philip Garvin of Colorado Studios. HDNet produces and televises more hours of HDTV sports, news and entertainment programming each week than any other network. HDNet and HDNet Movies are available on Adelphia Communications, Charter Communications, DIRECTV, DISH Network, Insight Communications, Mediacom Communications, Time Warner Cable and several National Cable Television Cooperative (NCTC) cable affiliate companies.

American Championship Fighting, LLC (ACFsm) is a premier mixed martial arts promotion. Under the ownership of Rico Vecc Promotions(sm), the ACF(sm) provides a combination of the preeminent mixed martial arts fighters in the world in a highly entertaining atmosphere. For more information, go to www.theACF.net or www.sorealithurts.com.

©American Championship Fighting, LLC 2006 – All rights reserved.

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About American Championship Fighting, LLC
American Championship Fighting, LLC (ACFsm) is a premier mixed martial arts promotion. Under the ownership of Rico Vecc Promotions(sm), the ACF(sm) provides a combination of the preeminent mixed martial arts fighters in the world in a highly entertaining atmosphere. For more information go to www.theACF.net or www.sorealithurts.com.

Rico Vecc Promotions(sm), owner of the ACF(sm), is operated by successful entrepreneur and the CEO of the ACF(sm) Rico Vecc. A self-made millionaire, Vecc built his fortune in real estate investing and has committed to helping others through his National Wealth Institute (www.NationalWealthInstitute.com) and his book “How to Become a Millionaire in Your Jeans and a T-Shirt Through Real Estate.”

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