(Tampa, FL) The largest MMA promotion in the southeast United States, Xtreme Fighting Championships (XFC), is excited to announce that they have officially signed a new deal with HDNet beginning in 2012.
According to the new agreement, HDNet will broadcast eight to ten live XFC events for two years beginning in 2012 with an option for 2014.
The popular Florida-based promotion has been a fixture on “HDNet Fights” since 2009 when they debuted on the network with ‘XFC 8′ that featured two unknown prospects, Rafaello Oliveira and Ovince St. Preux. Since then, the XFC has given many exciting, up-and-coming fighters the opportunity to display their talents to millions of viewers on HDNet.
According to XFC President John Prisco, “We are very excited to continue our partnership with HDNet and look forward to putting on many more exciting fight cards for ‘HDNet Fights’. In addition to the Saint Pete Times Forum in Tampa, we are looking to add the Mohegan Sun to our schedule in 2012. We are also looking at coming back to the great State of Tennessee where we have had a lot of success in the past.”
In addition to a new television deal, Prisco has brought in some new partners that will bring a lot of experience in promoting MMA and will help the XFC become the #2 MMA promotion in the world.
“This is an exciting time for the XFC,” explained Prisco. “We have added some very prominent partners to the promotion that we will announce at a later date. I really feel that they will help take us to the next level. We are also in negotiations with some of the top free agents in MMA and are looking to sign many of them to multi-fight deals. We will be making some big announcements about the fighters and a schedule for the remainder of 2011 and 2012 in the upcoming weeks.”
About Xtreme Fighting Championships
XFC was founded in 2006 by John Prisco, and the organization’s popularity has grown exponentially ever since. In 2007, the organization set a Florida statewide record for attendance of an MMA event for drawing over 13,000 fans to the St. Pete Times Forum. Every event held at the Forum since then has brought over 10,000 fans each. XFC has produced nine fighting events in the past two years, held at stadiums and venues in Florida, Tennessee and Kentucky. The XFC is committed to putting on the best fights by featuring some of the most exciting mixed martial artists in the world. In addition to established stars, the XFC prides itself with discovering dynamic fighters and giving them the opportunity to prove themselves in the cage in front of a televised audience. To learn more about the XFC, please visit www.officialxfc.com and follow the promotion on Twitter,www.twitter.com/officialxfc.