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From Primetime Channel official press release:
Strikeforce Challengers To Air Free On Primetime
As the new UK home of Strikeforce we are pleased to announce that the exciting ‘Challengers’ events will now air FREE on Primetime, ch480 on Sky, starting with the Challengers 15 from Stockton Arena, Stockton, California on 1st April 2011.
Strikeforce Challengers is an MMA series produced by Strikeforce and Showtime to showcase and highlights up and coming fighters. It was launched in May 2009 and replaced the earlier ShoXC series.
Challenger events have allowed fighters to gain their first experience of a live televised environment and we have been luckily enough to see such stars as current Light Heavyweight Champion Rafael ‘Feijao’ Cavalcante, Matt Lindland, Ryan Couture(son of Randy) and Sarah Kaufman launch their careers live.
Strikeforce Challengers gives you the chance to watch the stars of the future, only on Primetime!
Stay tuned to Primetime, the new UK home of Strikeforce, for all the latest developments. Primetime Ch 480
Channel 480 on Sky is the UK’s newest destination pay per view sporting and entertainment channel. Primetime brings you exclusive access to the hottest live events from the UK and abroad. Get the top ticket in town zapped straight into your living room through your Sky box for a night of sporting, music, and ‘Golden Ticket’ events. This exciting series can only be seen in the UK on Primetime, channel 480 on Sky or at Primetime Ch 480.
The main Strikeforce events that have been on Showtime are available through Primetime Channel on a PPV basis. Primetime Channel also allows you to watch online via a PPV stream. Strikeforce Challengers 15 will be the first free show on Primetime and features the debut of Judo Olympic Gold Medalist Satoshi Ishii.