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WMMAA Pan-American Division president Tomas Yu
NEW YORK, NY (August 26, 2016) -- FITE TV, in conjunction with the World MMA Association (WMMAA), announced today that it will be broadcasting the inaugural WMMAA Pan-American Division Championships live on FITE TV starting with the preliminary matches Saturday, October 8, and the final Sunday October 9, 2016.
FITE is a television network, via a downloadable app, that specializes in all things fighting, including boxing, wrestling, MMA and Martial Arts. FITE is a free app that is available for download at the Google Play or iTunes app stores.
On Oct. 8-9, the WMMAA is bringing the top amateur MMA competitors from around the world to Santiago, Chile for a two-day competition. More than 12 countries will be represented in eight different weight classes (6 men, 2 women classes). Michelle Bachelet, the President of Chile, is slated to participate in the opening ceremonies and preside over the closing of the event. In addition to the in-ring MMA competition, the weekend will feature a fitness expo and Ring Girl Latina 2016 pageant. As of today, 12 countries have committed to participating in the event, including the United States, Mexico, Cuba, Aruba, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Colombia, Chile, Paraguay, Argentina, Bolivia, and Brazil.
"We are thrilled to be able to offer free viewing of one of the most anticipated MMA events in the Pan-American region each year on the innovative FITE TV app," WMMAA Pan-American Division President Tomas Yu commented. "Now, if you are not able to be at the event to watch the action live, you can now see it anywhere in the world."
"With the addition of such a prestigious event to FITE TV, we continue to increase the diversity of the combat fighting programming, now offered live and on a VOD basis on the app," said Michael Weber, Senior Vice President of Marketing for FITE. "It is a honor to work with MMA professionals such as Tomas Yu and his team who continue to increase the visibility of their organization worldwide."
The television programming schedule and additional participating countries will be announced in the immediate future.