Megan Magana of HDNet Fights sent along the following:
HDNET ANNOUNCES AIR TIME AND FIGHT CARD FOR THE UPCOMING “HDNET FIGHTS: FEDOR RETURNS” – MONDAY, DECEMBER 31
DALLAS (December 20)
WHAT: HDNet's presentation of “HDNet Fights: Fedor Returns” has been set for 6:00 a.m. ET. The broadcast, which will be coming to viewers LIVE from Tokyo, Japan will include the entire Yarennoka event, including the return of Fedor Emelianenko – considered by many to be the best fighter in any weight class.
Fedor's opponent for this upcoming match is Korea's Hong-Man Choi. At 7-feet, 2-inches tall and 360 pounds, Choi is known as “Techno Goliath.”
Also on this eight-fight Yarennoka card are six of the top ten lightweights in the world as ranked by HDNet's “Inside MMA.” They include Hayato Sakurai (#2), Gilbert Melendez (#3), Tatsuya Kawajiri (#6), Shinya Aoki (#9) and Gesias “JZ” Calvancante (#8).
WHEN: Monday, December 31 LIVE at 6:00 a.m. ET. With additional re-broadcasts on Monday, December 31 at 3:00 p.m. ET, Friday, January 4 at 10:30 p.m. ET, Saturday, January 5 at 3:00 a.m. ET (late night Friday), and Saturday, January 5 at 3:00 p.m. ET.
HDNet (www.hd.net) provides viewers with the best in original comedy, drama, news, sports and music programming.
HDNet is your exclusive, high definition home for popular, critically acclaimed original programming, including television's only HD news feature programs “HDNet World Report”, “Dan Rather Reports” featuring legendary journalist Dan Rather and “NASA on HDNet” (presenting live shuttle launches through 2010). HDNet presents championship sports coverage featuring the National Hockey League, Major League Soccer, NASCAR Grand National Division, NASCAR NEXTEL Cup re-broadcasts, boxing and premiere Mixed Martial Arts from “HDNet Fights”; behind-the-scenes sports news with “Inside the NHL” and “Inside MMA;” groundbreaking music programming with the HDNet Concert Series featuring leading artists and bands including U2, Coldplay, Gwen Stefani and more; entertaining and irreverent lifestyle programming including “Deadline!”, “Art Mann Presents”, and “Get Out!” HDNet is also the exclusive high definition home to the critically acclaimed and award winning programs such as the Emmy Award winning “Arrested Development”, “The Black Donnellys”, “Blade: The Series”, “Star Trek: Enterprise”, “Smallville”, “Joan of Arcadia”, “Boomtown” and “Andy Richter Controls the Universe”.
HDNet Movies also features a wide selection of major studio theatrical releases – all uncut, unedited, and appearing in their original aspect ratio so that HDNet Movies viewers get the best possible home theater experience.
Only HDNet Movies exclusive “Sneak Previews” bring feature films to viewers before they premiere in theaters! Some of the HDNet Movies “Sneak Previews” have included the Academy Award nominated “Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room”, Toronto Film Festival nominee “The War Within”, and “Bubble”, the first of six movies by acclaimed director Steven Soderbergh and produced exclusively for HDNet Films “Cashback”, written and produced by Sean Ellis, “Broken English”, from Zoe Cassavetes, starring Gena Rowlands, Parker Posey, Drea de Matteo and Griffin Dunne and, most recently the critically acclaimed “Redacted” directed by Brian De Palma. Upcoming “Sneak Previews” include “Quid Pro Quo”, starring Nick Stahl and Vera Farmiga, “Hunter”, the story of the life and death of infamous gonzo journalist Hunter S. Thompson from director Alex Gibney and producer Graydon Carter, and “Flawless”, starring Michael Caine and Demi Moore.
Launched in 2001 by Mark Cuban and General Manager Philip Garvin, the HDNet networks are available on AT&T, Bright House Networks, Charter Communications, DIRECTV, DISH Network, Insight, Mediacom, Time Warner Cable, Verizon and more than 40 NCTC cable affiliate companies. For more information visit www.hd.net.