From Showdown Fights:
Tampa, FL – August 22, 2012 – Utah’s leading cage fighting event is back! SHOWDOWN Fights presents "Burkman vs. Yager" on Saturday, August 25 at the UCCU Center in Orem, Utah. Emmy award winning host and MMA personality Jordan "Jay" Adams will round out the commentating team for the upcoming fight event. Adams will join Johnny Ritchie and MMA fighter Tandi Schaeffer to call the action.
"I’m very excited to be commentating for SHOWDOWN Fights - Burkman vs. Yager in Utah. The organization always puts on exciting fight events and this show is no exception! The card has a great main and co-main event, is stacked with compelling match up’s, and also features some very unique eliminator bouts." stated Adams.
The main event of this 12 bout pro/am card features UFC veterans Josh "The Peoples Warrior" Burkman (22-9) and Jamie "The Chosyn 1" Yager (6-2). In the co-main event, Sean O'Connell (12-4) battles James "The Sandman" Irvin (15-10) in a light heavyweight contest that has ‘fight of the night’ potential.
The event will also feature several unique eliminator bouts to determine who will face-off in November for the first ever SHOWDOWN Fights Lightweight Championship. Fighters David Castillo, Gordon Bell, Clay Collard and Justin Buchholz will participate in the eliminator bouts.
SHOWDOWN Fights has quickly become the top fight organization in Utah and throughout the western region. They are known for their impressive fight cards and for having a roster stacked with the region’s top prospects. They are also part of the United Fight Alliance (UFA) Network.
UFA is a one hour MMA television program that features exclusive fight footage, top-ranked fighters, interviews and more. Fans can tune in to watch recent SHOWDOWN Fight action on UFA’s networks including ROOT Sports, Comcast Sports Net – Chicago, Tuff TV and nationally via Satellite reaching over 88 million households.
Footage from ‘SHOWDOWN Uprising’ airs via UFA this month on the networks listed below. Please check your local listings for additional details.
ROOT Sports Pittsburgh – 8/23/2012
ROOT Sports Northwest – 8/30/2012 and 8/31/2012
On August 25, fans can tune in to watch SHOWDOWN Fights ‘Burkman vs. Yager’ LIVE on internet pay-per-view exclusively at www.GFL.tv. Fight start airing at 8:30pn EDT. Click here to view the iPPV fight trailer. For more information on SHOWDOWN Fights, please visit www.showdownfights.com.
For more information on Jay Adams or United Fight Alliance, please visit www.unitedfightalliance.com.
Adams is currently a nominee for "Best MMA Personality" at the 2012 FLORIDA MMA Awards. Please click here to cast your vote!
About Jay Adams:
Adams has over 25 years of hosting and production experience and currently hosts two popular combat sports television shows, United Fight Alliance and "Jay’s Brawl Call." He is a passionate television pro who has received two Emmy Nominations and an Emmy win. Throughout his career Adams has worked with some of the top media companies in the world, including FOX Sports Network, ABC-Miami, Disney, DIRECTV Sports Network and CNBC. Jay Adams can also be seen commentating for leading MMA promotions worldwide. Click here for highlights.
About United Fight Alliance:
United Fight Alliance (UFA), a one hour MMA television program, is an affiliation of MMA promotions working together to bring you the best MMA from around the world and to build awareness for the sport. Watch as some of the biggest names in MMA fight toe to toe in the cage and you’ll see exclusive footage, interviews and fighter profiles. United Fight Alliance features top ranked fighters, women’s fights, intense action and more. Learn more about UFA at www.UnitedFightAlliance.com. UFA is now broadcast to over 88 million homes, airing on ROOT Sports, Comcast Sports Net – Chicago, Tuff TV nationally on DIRECTV, Dish Network and ATT U-Verse. You can also find us at your favorite sports bars throughout the nation.