via press release:
LIVEOF FIGHTING RETURNS TO NBC SPORTS NETWORK THIS SATURDAY, MARCH 23, AT 9:30 P.M. ET
First Show of New Multi-Year Partnership Between NBC Sports Network andof Fighting
Main Event Features Heavyweights Andrei “The Pitbull” Arlovski vs. Anthony “Rumble” Johnson
Co-Feature Bout Includes Bantamweights Two-Time National Muay Thai Champion Marlon Moraes and Tyson Nam
NEW YORK – March 21, 2013 –of Fighting (WSOF) returns to NBC Sports Network this Saturday, March 23, at 9:30 p.m. ET, the first show of a new multi-year partnership to deliver live, World Championship Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) programming.
The main event features heavyweights Andrei “The Pitbull” Arlovski (19-9) of Minsk, Belarus, and Anthony “Rumble” Johnson (15-3) of Boca Raton, Fla., at the Ovation Hall at Revel in Atlantic City, N.J. Arlovski, a two-time UFC heavyweight champion, comes off a five-fight winning streak as he faces Johnson in a heavyweight showdown.
In the co-feature bout, Tyson Nam (12-4) of Portland, Ore., takes on two-time national Muay Thai champion and Jiu-Jitsu brown belt Marlon Moraes (9-4) of Jupiter, Fla., via Friburgo, Brazil.
NBC Sports Network’sof Fighting broadcast team of Todd Harris (play-by-play) and mixed martial artist Bas Rutten (analyst) will call the action. Tina Dixon will report from the cage.
Aboutof Fighting: NBC Sports Network and World Series of Fighting agreed to a three-year partnership in January 2013. The agreement includes at least six events per year on NBC Sports Network beginning this year.