HOBOKEN, New Jersey (August 19, 2011) — FIGHT NOW TV TM — America’s only 24-hour combat sports and entertainment channel – announced today that it has acquired the exclusive library and new event rights to Ring of Fire MMA (“ROF”).
Founded in March, 2000 by promoter Sven Bean, ROF has produced more than 40 events under the ROF brand with ROF 41 set to take place tomorrow night (Saturday, Aug. 20) at the First Bank Center in Denver, which will also air on a tape-delay bases on FIGHT NOW TV.
Based in Denver, ROF has become a premier regional promotion in the United States, helping to establish the careers of such MMA fighters as Duane” Bang” Ludwig, Shane Carwin, Brendan Schaub, and Donald “the Cowboy” Cerrone. The promotion continues to provide a well-run outlet for new and rising stars such as Brandon Thatch and Chid Njokuani, who are headlining the ROF 41 event.
“Sven Bean and his entire team at ROF was a very solid choice for us to add to our MMA programming line-up,” FIGHT NOW TV General Manager Mike Garrow said. “ROF does a excellent job putting-on compelling cards and we look forward to not only showcasing their new events as they happen, but to also tap into the rich library history it has developed over the years. ROF is a welcome addition to our channel’s commitment to feature the top regional MMA promotions from across the country.”
“We are very excited to be working with FIGHT NOW TV,” Bean commented. “This programming deal gives us a chance to showcase our ROF brand and fighters to viewers across the country. FIGHT NOW TV is a great 24/7 combat sports channel, in addition to being a natural fit for us.”