It is expected as early as today for Elite XC, the fight organization brought to you mostly through Showtime, will be aired on CBS. The details are fuzzy, but suspect at least four times a year for the MMA organization will be on network TV. This is a huge victory for Elite XC who will beat the UFC to Network TV. BodogLife.com has Andre Arlovski as a -350 MMA favorite this Saturday night in UFC 82 Andrei Arlovski vs Jack O'Brien.
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One source says: "The premier event on CBS is also expected to feature Kevin “Kimbo Slice” Ferguson in an event in New Jersey. The events on CBS are expected to be two-hours telecasts in prime time onSaturday nights." That information has yet to be confirmed, but with star power and actual MMA greats under contract, there is no reason not to believe the UFC will be forced to realize they have competition. BodogLife.com has Cheick Kongo as a -175 MMA betting favoritefor UFC 82 Saturday night in Cheick Kongo vs Heath Herring.
Also, a SPORTS-ODDS.com exclusive! FOX Sports Net has a new MMA show in the works. Art of War: GI's vs. Joe's event to be held Saturday, April 19th at the Harrah's Grand Casino & Resort in Tunica Mississippi. The format of the event pits half the card being made up of current military fighters or fighters with previous military service against professional fighters from around the country. BodogLife.com has Anderson Silva as a -145 MMA betting favorite in Anderson Silva vs Dan Henderson for UFC 82.
This fight is scheduled to be filmed by Fox Sports Network with the announce team of Mauro Ranallo & Frank Trigg. The show will be split into two separate 1-hour shows to be aired in two consecutive weeks, 3 times per week, for a total air time of 6 hours on Fox Sports Network nation wide.
Both are great signs for MMA and competition. The fighters will get paid more, more MMA fights to watch. MMA is so main stream a new South Beach MMA Store, SoBe Knockouts, was opened last week to cater to those MMA fans on vacation (or the locals) who want to get their fix while on vacation. They have just signed a deal to get exposure on one of the major MMA cards sometime in the next two months. [935 9th st., South Beach Miami]
More so, Bud Lite has now got a deal with the UFC. Major events, Fight night or PPV will be covered in part and money should fly in and help keep some of those people like Tito Ortiz who may want to be on CBS's Elite XC.
Fightcapper boxing money train that pays out in cold hard cash. Marchetti has a huge GUARANTEED winning boxing bet on the Israel Vazquez vs Rafael Marquez fight Saturday night .