HIP SHOW: ARENA COMBAT BRINGS TEAM MMA TO PAY-PER-VIEW CABLE
TELEVSION IN OCTOBER AND NOVEMBER
THROUGH A DEAL WITH iN DEMAND
First-Ever Live U.S. Event is August 9 in Bristol, Virginia
Miami, Florida - July 21, 2014 – Twenty years after MMA was conceived, the next evolution of combat sports is team-based mixed martial arts (MMA) competition. This exciting new MMA format is officially coming to the U.S. in both a live arena show and two cable Pay-Per-View (PPV) events this fall. HIP SHOW ARENA COMBAT has announced a broadcasting deal with pay-per-view juggernaut iN DEMAND to distribute the events to cable systems nationally, starting in October 2014.
This announcement comes only months after the American acquisition of ARENA COMBAT INTERNATIONAL by HIP SHOW PRODUCTION, LLC, Miami, FL, known for the viral sensation HIP SHOW: ARENA COMBAT.
LIVE EVENT: The first event in the United States, ARENA COMBAT 1: SOUTHEAST TRIALS is slated for Saturday, August 9th in Bristol, Virginia featuring a fully loaded double main event pitting American fighters versus Russian teams. This event will launch a nationwide tour of exciting, HIP SHOW ARENA COMBAT events.
PAY-PER-VIEW CABLE (PPV): ARENA COMBAT is preparing two PPV shows, entitled MMA:Team Arena Combat #1 and #2, set to air in October and November, 2014 respectively*. MMA:TEAM ARENA COMBAT will feature a full set of 2-on-2 MMA competitions, and for the first time on U.S. television, a 3-on-3 MMA main event will headline the October PPV. The fights will be presented in their raw, uncut form, and brought to fans from an uber-exciting obstacle-based arena. Each will be available for $4.99 on the iN DEMAND-delivered Pay-Per-View and Events On Demand channels on most major U.S. cable systems.
”iN DEMAND has a track record unmatched in the combat sports industry. When you can put yourself on the same platform with the powerhouses of boxing, MMA and wrestling… you have
to pull that trigger. We’re excited about our new relationship with iN DEMAND, and can’t wait to debut our product to the American audience!” said Casey Oxendine, CEO of ARENA COMBAT INTERNATIONAL.
“We are able to bring the absolute best action from HIP SHOW ARENA COMBAT, and cram it into one hour of pure excitement. It’s extreme action at an affordable price tag. Oh, and this 3- on-3 main event will blow your mind!” said Cyrus Fees, President of ARENA COMBAT INTERNATIONAL.
The two one-hour Pay-Per-View specials are brought to iN DEMAND by Bruder Releasing Incorporated.
*Air dates to be announced later. ABOUT ARENA COMBAT INTERNATIONAL – Arena Combat International is America’s next evolution of combat sports, presenting 2-on-2 team MMA in a state-of-the-art Arena. Arena Combat International was featured in a two-hour “Best Of Season 1” special on AXStv on March 14th, 2014, trending #3 worldwide on Twitter during the event. The thrilling new show was also covered by over 40 websites leading up to the event, garnering front page coverage on CNN.com. A news feature on MSNBC also profiled the event on April 27th, 2014. Hip Show Arena Combat will present its first American event on August 9th, 2014 in Bristol, Virginia. Arena Combat International can be found online, on Facebook and on Twitter.