Not much better than MMA on Saturday night...OK, maybe FREE MMA:
O'FALLON, MO - The recently-formed Fight Me MMA (Mixed Martial Arts) league announced that its debut show, "Fight Me 1 - The Battle Begins! Finney vs. Neer," will be broadcast in its entirety for free to fight fans on its website, www.FightMeMMA.com.
Fight Me 1 will take place on Saturday at the Family Arena in St. Charles, MO in front of a sold-out crowd of more than 10,000 people. The explosive main event will feature Strikeforce veteran Jesse Finney and UFC veteran Josh Neer in what will surely be an action-packed fight.
The free, all-access online video broadcast will feature every intense bout, from the opening round of the first fight to the final decision of the highly-anticipated Finney vs. Neer main event.
The live broadcast will also feature a high quality picture with multiple camera angles and incredible behind-the-scenes action in between each fight.
The full access includes pre- and post-fight interviews from all of the night's winners and losers and exclusive training and locker room footage before each fight. The evening will feature entertainment from the Fight Me MMA Knockout Girls and live music, along with a variety of celebrity guests as well.
There will also be added incentive for the fighters to keep the fight entertaining, as fight of the night bonuses will be awarded during the night to ensure a night of memorable fights. In addition, head-kick knockout and knockout of the night will also be awarded.
"The best part for fight fans is they won't have to pay at all to watch this incredible action. Instead of paying $40 for a pay-per-view, MMA fans can watch the entire Fight Me card free of charge thanks to our generous sponsors," Fight Me President and CEO Kenny Nowling said.
Fight Me is the latest venture from the founders of the American Drag Racing League (ADRL), which has exploded in popularity. Its most recent event, the ADRL Hardee's Gateway Drags III, drew more than 100,000 fans, and its free online video broadcasts have been a smash hit.
More than 200,000 live viewers tuned in at some point during the two-day Gateway Drags.
FIGHT ME 1 FIGHT CARD
Main Event: Jesse Finney vs. Josh Neer
Co-Main Event: Fransisco "Kiko" France vs. Cale Yarbrough
Lucas Lopes vs. Brendan Seguin
Rocky Vercher vs. Chuck Parmelee
Darryl Cobb vs. Sean Huffman
Booker DeRousse vs. Brian Green
Jimmy Donahue vs. Luke Gwaltney
Abel Trujillo vs. Dave Cochran
Josh Sampo vs. Eric Acuna
Mania posted the press release. I'll definitely be checking this out. Doesn't hurt that there's some name talent and former UFC guys on the card.