The Maximum Fighting Championship And

HDNet Announce New Five-Year Pact

Agreement Makes HDNet the Exclusive LIVE Television Destination for the MFC




DALLAS (July 1, 2011) The Maximum Fighting Championship and HDNet are proud to announce a new five-

year broadcast agreement. The deal cements the MFC’s status as HDNet’s premiere mixed martial arts

promotional partner.


“The Maximum Fighting Championship is thrilled to continue its terrific partnership with HDNet and to be

working alongside such an amazingly talented cast and crew,” said Mark Pavelich, Owner/President of the

MFC. “Working with Michael Schiavello, Frank Trigg and Ron Kruck has been amazing. I have seen such

growth on both sides of this partnership and it’s amazing to think about where we can go over the course of

another five years.“


Pavelich formally announced the deal tonight on HDNet’s “Inside MMA.” The partnership retains the MFC’s

status as the only Canadian-based promotion with a live television package for its fans. www.MFC.TV


Mark Pavelich has been HDNet’s most solid and prolific promoter – giving us great match-ups with every

event,” said Mark Cuban, Chairman and CEO of HDNet. “Mark sets high goals for the promotion and makes

them happen. We are excited to be part of the growth story that is the MFC.”


The MFC/HDNet broadcast relationship began in February of 2008 and is expected to continue under the

announced deal through the year 2016. Since its debut on HDNet, MFC has produced the first live television

broadcast of MMA in the Province of Ontario and crowned six MFC world champions in three different weight



About HDNet

HDNet ( is the independent network with unique and thought-provoking content that appeals to

men of all ages and is delivered in true high definition.


HDNet is the exclusive, high definition home for innovative, original programming, including the network’s

Emmy Award winning HD news feature programs, "HDNet World Report," and "Dan Rather Reports,"

featuring legendary journalist Dan Rather. Only HDNet goes beyond the headlines to deliver real news that

is redefining the way we look at our world. HDNet News is provocative, sometimes controversial and always

relevant - telling the important stories of our time in-depth, with attitude and with independence. HDNet is

also the exclusive high definition home to critically acclaimed and award winning documentaries.


HDNet is your home for MMA, featuring the best of Mixed Martial Arts with its Friday night series, "HDNet

Fights" ( and HDNet's "Inside MMA" is the hottest Mixed Martial Arts program on

television, giving fans their weekly fix for everything MMA, while "The Voice Vs…," features Michael

Schiavello going one-on-one with some of the biggest names in the sport.


HDNet also delivers the world's largest and most diverse concert line-up through the HDNet Concert Series.

The HDNet Concert Series features leading artists and bands including Paul McCartney, Mariah Carey, John

Mayer, Nickelback and more. HDNet also features revealing lifestyle programming featuring "Art Mann

Presents”," "Deadline" and "Get Out!"


Only HDNet Movies ( delivers exclusive Sneak Previews of new movies before they

hit theaters. The HDNet Movies Sneak Preview series features top Hollywood stars in critically acclaimed

performances including Gwyneth Paltrow, Joaquin Phoenix, Demi Moore, Michael Caine, Tom Hanks, Vera

Farmiga, Parker Posey, Brian Cox, Matthew Broderick, Kirsten Dunst, Ryan Gosling, John Malkovich, Emily

Blunt, Robin Williams, Charlize Theron and Kim Basinger.


In addition to being the exclusive home of Sneak Previews, HDNet Movies viewers enjoy the best films from

the classics of the 1950s-1970s, to favorite films from the 1980s and 1990s, to recently released theatrical



Launched in 2001 by Mark Cuban and General Manager Philip Garvin, the HDNet networks are available in

the U.S. via AT&T U-verse, Charter, Comcast, DIRECTV, DISH Network, Insight, Suddenlink and Verizon

FiOS and in Canada via Access Communications, Cogeco, Rogers, Shaw Cable and Shaw Direct.


The HDNet networks can be followed via Facebook at,

and and via Twitter at, and


- Press Release from the MFC

- Photo courtesy of the MFC



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