Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Verizon FiOS Presents UFC Pay-Per-View Spanish-Language Event

NEW YORK, June 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Verizon is once again enhancing FiOS TV's Spanish-language programming and offers by presenting the Ultimate Fighting Championship's heavyweight pay-per-view event in Spanish. The event, "UFC: 116 LESNAR VS. CARWIN," will be broadcast on Saturday (July 3) at 10 p.m. ET and includes graphics, commentators and more. The event will also be available on a FiOS TV English-language PPV channel.

"As Verizon continues to grow our customer base, we're seeing more and more Hispanic families sign up for FiOS TV, and we want to make sure they receive the best that FiOS can offer, in Spanish," said Shawn Strickland, vice president of consumer strategy for Verizon. "This UFC heavyweight championship event is just one example of our outstanding Spanish-language programming and packages. We look forward to offering our customers more events like this from the UFC."

In what's being described as the biggest heavyweight title fight ever, UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar will be defending his title against interim title holder Shane Carwin. In addition, the night offers 10 other UFC fights including legendary "Axe Murderer" Wanderlei Silva taking on Yoshihiro Akiyama in the middleweight bout. When aired on FiOS TV's Spanish-language PPV channel, the event will include all graphics in Spanish as well as a live Spanish broadcast with commentators Troy Santiago and Vic Davila calling the fight and presenting on camera.

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