Amarillo, TX. – (Date) –Texas-based mixed martial arts fight promotion company, Shark Fight Promotions, announces the premiere of Shark Fights 15 on FUEL TV as part of FUEL TV’s Friday Fight Night on Friday, June 17 and Friday, June 24, at 10:00PM ET/PT. In addition, Shark Fight Promotions names former WWE and WCW wrestling star and prominent MMA and reality TV host Bill Goldberg as color commentator, providing insight to Shark Fights’ lead announcer Erik Apple.
Goldberg joins Apple for the call of Shark Fights 15 from the Santa Ana Star Center in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Shark Fights 15 is the first Shark Fights held outside of Texas. UFC veteran Chris Camozzi and Strikeforce veteran Joey Villasenor headline the event, with the co-main event featuring a compelling middleweight match-up between UFC veteran Dave Branch and TUF 7 alum Jeremy May. The high octane fight card features 12 action-packed bouts.
Throughout his illustrious wrestling career, Goldberg has multiple world championship titles and boasts the longest undefeated winning streak in pro wrestling history. After retiring from wrestling, Goldberg began work as a commentator for MMA promotion EliteXC. He has hosted numerous TV series including Bullrun on Speed and Garage Mahal on DIY. Goldberg also does numerous appearances throughout the year, and is extremely active in U.S. Military support work. But his true love continues to be the fight game.
According to Shark Fights executive Wes Nolen, “Having Bill Goldberg on our broadcast team is a dream come true. He is a true legend in the sport, and brings with him not only massive popularity but a real genius when it comes to calling the action on television. There is no doubt he will elevate the value of our broadcasts.”
Bud Brutsman, CEO of BCII and executive producer of the FUEL TV’s Shark Fights telecasts, was the point person in bringing Goldberg to the promotion. “I’ve worked with Bill Goldberg for years. He hosted two seasons of our show Garage Mahal, and just recently co-hosted a special we produced for Optima Batteries. We’ve always wanted to work together on a fight event, and now we have our chance. Bill is the consummate professional, and I know his work on the Shark Fights broadcast team will be not only entertaining, but also insightful. FUEL TV viewers are in for a real treat.”
MMA is currently the fastest growing sport in the world and continues to explode exponentially in popularity. Every year Shark Fight Promotions continues to grow and evolve along with the sport. As a result of the organizations out-of-the box tactics and strategic alliances with companies such as BCII, they are on the fast track to becoming one of the top MMA promotions in the country. With 14 successfully produced live events already completed, and nine events scheduled for 2011, Shark Fights is poised to become the third largest MMA promoter in America.