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MMA Live leaps to ESPN2 - premieres Thurs!

ESPN2 will televise ESPN.com’s produced and distributed MMA Live series dedicated to news, highlights and analysis from the sport of mixed martial arts, including four episodes of the weekly news and information program plus the on-site pre- and post-event studio specials surrounding UFC 113 and post-event show for UFC 114. ESPN.com has produced and distributed the popular MMA Live series since June 2008.

This month, ESPN2 will televise ESPN.com’s produced and distributed MMA Live series dedicated to news, highlights and analysis from the sport of mixed martial arts, including four episodes of the weekly news and information program plus the on-site pre- and post-event studio specials surrounding UFC 113 and post-event show for UFC 114. ESPN.com has produced and distributed the popular MMA Live series since June 2008.

ESPN2 will simulcast ESPN.com’s pre- and post-event coverage of MMA Live at UFC 113 from Montreal on Saturday, May 8, at 9 p.m. ET and later that night, Sunday, May 9, at 1 a.m. (at 10 p.m. PT), respectively. In addition, ESPN2 will simulcast the MMA Live at UFC 114 post-event special from Las Vegas on Sunday, May 30, at 1 a.m. ESPN2 will also provide the first airing of four episodes of the weekly MMA Live series Fridays at 1 a.m. in May beginning May 7. ESPN.com’s version will feature additional content and be available shortly after ESPN2’s telecast.

MMA Live host Jon Anik, analysts Kenny Florian and Rashad Evans, ESPN.com MMA Insider Franklin McNeil, and correspondent Molly Qerim will work the telecasts. Evans will not be an analyst on MMA Live at UFC 114 due to his participation as a competitor in the event.

In addition to ESPN.com, ESPN has offered mixed martial arts news, interviews, highlights, stories, discussion and weigh-ins across multiple platforms, including ESPN The Magazine, ESPN Radio, ESPNEWS, ESPN Deportes, ESPN International, SportsCenter, E:60, SportsNation, First Take and more.

MMA Live will air at the following times, simulcast on ESPN2 and ESPN.com.              
Thurs, May 6     1 am ET/10 pm PT
Sat, May 8     9 pm ET/6 pm PT     MMA Live at UFC 113 (pre-event)
Sat, May 8     1 am ET/10 pm PT   MMA Live at UFC 113 (post-event)          
Thurs, May 13    1 am ET/10 pm PT    
Thurs, May 20     1 am ET/10 pm PT       
Thurs, May 27     1 am ET/10 pm PT     
Sat, May 29     1 am ET/10 pm PT    MMA Live at UFC 114 (post-event)      

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