HDNet Fights announced Friday that it is partnering with FEG USA, Inc. to bring the K-1 World Grand Prix and K-1 World MAX tournaments to HDNet. K-1 is a form of kickboxing that combines techniques from various martial arts disciplines. HDNet will be the exclusive home of K-1 in North America.
"K-1 is one of the most popular and exciting combat sports in the world and we're proud to present it on HDNet," said
"K-1 features the best stand-up fighters in the world and draws enormous crowds everywhere," said
HDNet's coverage kicks off Dec. 6 at 3 a.m. ET with live coverage of the biggest K-1 show of the year, the 2008 K-1 World Grand Prix Final. The event will be repeated later that evening at 9 p.m. ET. K-1 stages regional qualifiers throughout the year, which culminate in the K-1 Grand Prix, an annual one-night, eight-man tournament.
--Three--time Grand Prix Champion and K-1 Legend
--Two-time Grand Prix Champion
The deal encompasses six events from the 2009 K-1 tournament and six events from the 2009 K-1 MAX tournament.