Fox Sports Españosl "FSE" TO PRESENT THE FIRST FULLY PRODUCED SPANISH TV SHOW
FOX SPORTS EN ESPAÑOL AND ULTIMATE FIGHTING CHAMPIONSHIP®
BREAK NEW GROUND IN SPANISH-LANGUAGE TELEVISION
FSE TO PRESENT THE FIRST FULLY PRODUCED SPANISH TV SHOW
GUERREROS DEL UFC
Los Angeles, CA (USA) – Breaking new ground in U.S. Hispanic programming, Fox Sports en Español, the leading Spanish-language sports cable network and the second most-watched Spanish-language cable network overall, and the Ultimate Fighting Championship® (UFC®) organization, today announced a historic television distribution deal with Fox Sports Español (FSE) to run the first fully produced Spanish TV show entitled Guerreros del UFC.
"We are pleased to work with Fox Sports en Español to bring the Ultimate Fighting Championship to its millions of Spanish-language viewers around the country," said Dana White, UFC President. "We are looking forward to launching 'Guerreros del UFC' and to introducing the world's most exciting brand of professional mixed martial arts – the UFC – to sport fans watching Fox Sports en Español."
FSE will launch the show by running five episodes starting Tuesday, Dec. 18 and running through Saturday, Dec. 22 at 11pm ET/8pm PT.
The first five episodes will deliver thrilling fight action featuring some of the hottest UFC fighters in the world today. The initial episodes will include:
• Matt "The Terror" Serra who tests his skills against the newly crowned Champion Georges St-Pierre in his first defense
• Anderson "The Spider" Silva, considered by many the best pound-for-pound fighter in the UFC, takes on Chris Leben
• Winner of the first The Ultimate Fighter® Diego "The Nightmare" Sanchez faces off against Karo Parisyan in an epic MMA battle
• The dangerous Frankie Edgar meets a possible lightweight contender in Tyson Griffin
• Latino sensation Roger "El Matador" Huerta vs. Leonard Garcia in a historic battle that resulted in Huerta's Sports Illustrated cover story.
The series will then debut in its regularly scheduled time slot on Friday, Jan. 4 at 11pm ET/ 8pm PT and will run weekly for 52 weeks in the Friday 11pm ET/ 8pm PT time slot. FSE plans to debut two episodes of Guerreros del UFC each month starting in January.
Guerreros del UFC will be hosted by one of Mexico's mixed martial arts experts Victor Davila, and Troy Santiago will join him as the play-by-play narrator.
About Fox Sports en Español
Fox Sports en Español features more than 1,500 hours of live, exclusive sports programming in Spanish and, with few exceptions, English SAP each year, including the Copa Toyota Libertadores, Copa Nissan Sudamericana, CONCACAF Copa de Campeones, InterLigaTM and the FIFA Club World Cup soccer tournaments; the Major League Baseball playoffs, All-Star Game and World Series; and Championship boxing from Mexico and the U.S. The channel reaches more than 9 million U.S cable and satellite households, of which 4.4 million are Hispanic households.
Fox Sports en Español is distributed by Fox Cable Networks Group and operated by Fox Pan American Sports LLC, an international sports programming and production entity jointly owned by Hicks, Muse, Tate & Furst and News Corporation's (NYSE: NWS) Fox Sports International. For more information, visit Fox Sports en Español online at fse.tv.
About The Ultimate Fighting Championship
The Ultimate Fighting Championship® brand is the world's leading professional mixed martial arts organization and offers the premier series of MMA sports events. Owned and operated by Zuffa, LLC, and headquartered in Las Vegas, Nev., the UFC® organization produces approximately twelve to fourteen live pay-per-view events annually that are distributed through cable and satellite providers. In addition to its U.S. distribution, UFC fight programs are distributed throughout the world including broadcast on MAIN EVENT in Australia, Globosat in Brazil and Bravo and Setanta PPV in the United Kingdom. For more information, or current UFC fight news, visit www.ufc.com or uk.ufc.com or www.ufcespanol.com.