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Press Release: ProElite Inks Deal With Fox Sports

ProElite, Inc. announced on Friday that its four-part EliteXC “Champions of the Cage” series premiers this Sunday at 9:00 pm on the Fox Sports Network (FSN). The new series of Sunday night mixed martial arts (MMA) telecasts continues through Oct. 19, culminating with an exclusive “King of the Cage” episode.

This Sunday’s special telecast features Frank Shamrock vs. Phil Baroni and Kimbo Slice vs. Tank Abbot. The premiere will also air action from EliteXC welterweight champion Jake Shields and Charles “Krazy Horse” Bennett. The series, which airs at 9:00 pm ET/PT, is hosted by Jay Glazer.

The other feature bouts in the FSN Champions series include:

Sunday Oct. 5: Anderson “The Spider” Silva vs. Jorge Rivera (Replays: Oct. 22)

Sunday Oct. 12: “Ruthless” Robbie Lawler vs. Murilo “Ninja” Rua (Replays: Oct. 24)

Sunday Oct. 19: Quinton “Rampage” Jackson vs. Sean Gray (Replays: Oct. 29)

The four-episode deal between FSN and ProElite that resulted in the specials that debut this weekend are part of an effort to enhance the growing fan base for MMA.

“Being included in the FSN’s Sunday Sports Block gives us an opportunity to develop our audience and add to our TV cache by putting more of our MMA superstars in primetime,” said ProElite VP of Home Entertainment Turi Altavilla. “We think this series has terrific potential and we are really excited about it.”