Kamloops, BC (February 14, 2014) – In 2013, Unified Combat League (UCL) became the first fight promotion to successfully obtain approval to host professional MMA events in Kamloops, BC. In early 2014, UCL released details on ‘UCL 20 Ascension’, the very first MMA event to ever be held in the city. Today UCL is proud to announce that they have inked not one, but two, television broadcast deals and will be broadcasting ‘UCL 20 Ascension’ via tape delay on United Fight Alliance (UFA) and The Fight Network.
UCL 20 Ascension’ will take place on February 22, 2014 at the Tournament Capitol Centre in Kamloops, BC and is expected to sell out. Through the newly inked television broadcast deals, the highly anticipated event will reach millions of homes in the United States and abroad. Emmy award winning host and MMA personality Jordan “Jay” Adams will join A.K.A. fighter Zack Lari cage side to call the action for the broadcast. Air dates and times will be announced shortly after the event.
According to UCL President Jesse Eller, “Words cannot express how excited we are about the signing of the broadcast deals. We want to share this exciting UCL event with fans everywhere and that is exactly what this allows us to do. Between UFA and The Fight Network we will reach millions of fans in the U.S. and Internationally.” Eller Stated.
UFA is a one hour MMA and Entertainment program that broadcasts to over 100 million homes and sports establishments, airing nationally on DIRECTV, Dish Network, Punch TV and ATT U-Verse and locally on ROOT SPORTS, Comcast Sports Net Chicago, Comcast Sports Net New York and Tuff TV.
The Fight Network is Canada’s only TV channel dedicated to complete coverage of combat sports, including fights, fighters, fight news and fight lifestyle. The channel is carried nationally on all major cable, satellite and telco systems in Canada and also airs in over 30 countries in Europe, North Africa and the Middle East.
Eller went on to say, “We are always looking for ways to generate exposure for the elite fighters that compete under our banner. What better way to do that than to provide them with international television exposure! This is going to be a stellar year for our organization. Stay tuned, because we are just getting started!”
‘UCL 20 Ascension’ will feature two professional bouts and seven high level amateur bouts. The pro card is set up ‘battle of the border’ style, pitting BC fighters against American challengers. See the full line-up below.
*Full ‘UCL 20 Ascension’ Fight Card:
Sabah Fadai vs. Andrew Bard
Jamie Siraj vs. Jordan Mackin
Mikel Dupont vs. Michael Heppner
Derek Apps vs. Herb Moon
Walter Barrios vs. Patrick Ward
Laine Keyes vs. Devon Brown
Mathew Blaire vs. Delton Mosley
Jaxson Stead vs. Bryan Janzen
Mitch Burke vs. Kenny Pope
*Card Subject to Change
Join UCL on February 22, 2014 at the Tournament Capitol Centre in Kamloops, BC for a night of non-stop MMA action! Fans can purchase tickets for this historic event at the Tournament Capital Center box office or online at www.unifiedcombatleague.com. General admission tickets are $40, premium floor seats are $70 and premium cage side seats are $100. Cage side tickets are sold out!
About Unified Combat League (UCL):
Unified Combat League (UCL) is a fast-rising Northwest based MMA promotion that hosts high quality MMA events in both the U.S. and Canada. UCL delivers a multifaceted approach to the sport of MMA by offering distinct national platforms for elite amateur and pro fighters in both the U.S and Canada. UCL’s amateur shows act as a springboard for the best amateur MMA talent in North America, giving them an arena to showcase their skills and opportunities to build solid fight records. UCL’s high-profile
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