The Score Fighting Series Secures Broadcast Deal With AXS TV
The Score Fighting Series (SFS) today announced a deal which sees US-based television network AXS TV — formerly HDNET — become a broadcast partner for its live MMA events.
The new deal will see SFS bouts broadcast as part of AXS TV Fights’ programming, beginning October 19th when the series comes to the RBC Centre in Sarnia, Ontario.
"AXS TV Fights is a major MMA torchbearer and we are extremely pleased to be working with them," said SFS promoter Brendan Fyfe in a release. "This partnership is validation for all the hard work we have put into our matchmaking, events and production and will generate greater exposure for our fighters and sponsors. This is a great day for The Score Fighting Series and for Canadian MMA."
Many notable fighters have participated in The Score Fighting Series since its first official event in June 2011, including Canadian standouts Jordan Mein, Antonio Carvalho, Chris Clements, John Alessio, Josh Hill and John Fraser and non-Canadian talent such as Marius Zaromskis, Rich Clementi, Forrest Petz, Thierry Sokoudjou, Ryan Healy, Luigi Fioravanti, Brett Cooper and Daron Cruikshank.
The Score Fighting Series adds to AXS TV’s stacked schedule of MMA broadcasts, which includes events from Legacy Fighting Championship, Titan Fighting Championship, XFC, Maximum Fighting Championship, BAMMA and kickboxing powerhouse It's Showtime.
“This a big win for AXS TV Fights fans, The Score Fighting Series and MMA fighters,” said AXS TV Fights CEO Andrew Simon. “The addition of The Score Fight Series bolsters AXS TV’s reputation for broadcasting more LIVE MMA than any other network while also bringing more attention to SFS.”
The Score Fighting Series plans to run six or more shows over the next 12 months on AXS TV. Starting with the October 19th event, the main cards of all future SFS events will be seen live on theScore and AXS TV.
The Sarnia event will be headlined by Canadian MMA standout Chris Horodecki, who trains out of the Adrenaline Training Centre in nearby London, Ontario. His opponent and other match-ups will be confirmed shortly. Meanwhile, The Score Fighting Series’ next event, which takes place in Hamilton, Ontario on Saturday, August 25th, will be streamed globally on thescore.com, with the main card televised live on theScore in Canada, starting at 9:00pm EST.