Highlights of the Best UFC® Fights of All Time Launches on May 10, 2008
MIAMI, FL, MAY 7, 2008 – Galavisión announced today it has partnered with Ultimate Fighting Championship® (UFC®) to present El Octágono del UFC™ (The UFC®’s Octagon™), a weekly program that features highlights of the best UFC® fights of all time. Hosted by renowned sportscaster, Troy Santiago, the show showcases the UFC’s most compelling fighters, thrilling battles and over-the-top mixed martial arts action. El Octágono del UFC™ will launch Saturday, May 10, 2008 at 8pm ET/PT (7pm central) on Galavisión.
El Octágono del UFC™ will highlight matches from some of the biggest names in the sport and Hispanics' favorite fighters, including, Diego Sánchez (Winner of the original The Ultimate Fighter® season), Kenny Florian (Top lightweight contender), and highly popular Roger Huerta who is 6-0 in the UFC. The show’s first episode features Huerta vs. Leonard García, in one of the most thrilling matches in the organization’s history.
“We are very excited to bring our viewers this one-of-a-kind show which highlights the best of the sport;” said Joanne Lynch, Senior Vice President, General Manager, Galavisión. “Partnering with organizations like UFC® allows us to offer our viewers more of the diverse programming they want to see, making Galavisión the perfect choice in Spanish-language cable.”
Now in its fifteenth year of operation, The Ultimate Fighting Championship® is the world’s premiere professional mixed martial arts (MMA) organization. Watched around the world, the UFC® has the world's best fighters across five different divisions, ranging from lightweight (155 lb) to heavyweight (220 lb). Fights take place in an eight-sided fighting arena which has become known worldwide as the UFC Octagon.
The UFC® offers the premier series of MMA sports events and the organization is regulated and recognized by the world’s most prestigious sports regulatory bodies including the California, Florida, Nevada, New Jersey, Ohio, and Pennsylvania Athletic Commissions.
“I am pleased that Galavisión is bringing UFC® to its millions of viewers with ‘El Octágono del UFC™,’” said Dana White, UFC® President. “We want to give sports fans everywhere the opportunity to watch UFC on a regular basis, so I am excited Galavisión will help make UFC® available to a whole new audience here in the United States.”
Univision Communications Inc. is the premier Spanish-language media company in the United States. Its operations include Univision Network, the most-watched Spanish-language broadcast television network in the U.S. reaching 99% of U.S. Hispanic Households; TeleFutura Network, a general-interest Spanish-language broadcast television network, which was launched in 2002 and now reaches 89% of U.S. Hispanic Households; Galavision, the country’s leading Spanish-language cable network; Univision Television Group, which owns and operates 64 television stations in major U.S. Hispanic markets and Puerto Rico; Univision Radio, the leading Spanish-language radio group which owns and/or operates 70 radio stations in 16 of the top 25 U.S. Hispanic markets and 5 stations in Puerto Rico; and Univision Online, the premier Spanish-language Internet destination in the U.S. located at www.univision.com <http://www.univision.com/> . Univision Communications also has a 50% interest in TuTv, a joint venture formed to broadcast Televisa’s pay television channels in the U.S. Univision Communications has television network operations in Miami and television and radio stations and sales offices in major cities throughout the United States.