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HDNet Makes TV Deal With World Victory Road’s Sengoku Organization

HDNet fights airs live and delayed Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) events throughout the year.  HDNet currently televises various MMA promotions from around the world including DREAM, K-1, Strikeforce, Adrenaline MMA, Ring of Combat, M-1 Global, Maximum Fighting Championships, Ring of Honor, Affliction and SportFight.

Now, Mark Cuban's HDNet fights has added yet another promotion to the list as they recently attained the rights to televise World Victory Road's Sengoku, a Japanese MMA organization. 

WVR Sengoku was first started in 2007, immediately after Zuffa purchased PrideFC.  Since then, they have held a total of 7 events including its latest show called Sengoku "No Ran 2009."  The new partnership has announced that their very first WVR-Sengoku event (WVR 7) broadcast will be aired on March 20th, 2009.  
The show will include a highly anticipated match-up between Muhammed "King Mo" Lawal and Ryo Kawamura as well as the first round of a 16-man featherweight tournament.

Snip from WVR Executive Managing Director, Takahiro Kokuho:

"The high quality of our fighters and our competition have earned rave
reviews from many of our fans and the media, and we are honored to have
created a partnership with a renowned American network such as HDNet…we look
forward to sharing the ultimate martial arts form with the U.S. and MMA
fans around the world, and we are confident that MMA fans will be
excited as well. We look forward to taking unified steps to establish
Sengoku as a top MMA brand in the U.S."
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