Up and coming MMA promotion Shark Fights today announced a new television deal with the Fox Sports affiliated Fuel TV channel.

The deal will see highlights from previous Shark Fights events airing as part of ‘Fuel TV’s Friday Night Fights’ show which will also contain footage from boxing and toughman contests.

The deal begins almost immediately as highlights from Shark Fights 13: Prangley Vs Jardine will be shown on the first hour long program this evening.

In general the agreement is good news for the sport as it helps expand MMA’s reach in the U.S market further, along with the UFC on Spike and Versus, Strikeforce on Showtime, Bellator on MTV2 and a number of others on HDNet.

While Shark Fights new deal covers their archived events, the promotion still remains on HDNet for it’s live events such as Shark Fights 15 which airs later this month.

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