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HDNet's "Inside MMA" to Feature Exclusive Interviews With Dana White and Rampage Jackson Plus, Guest Host Tito Ortiz and Dan Henderson -TONIGHT at 9:00 p.m. ET

DALLAS, May 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The eyes of the MMA world are on Las Vegas, where UFC 130 will take place this weekend. Tonight at 9:00 p.m. ET on HDNet, "Inside MMA" previews the big event featuring exclusive interviews with UFC President Dana White and Quinton "Rampage" Jackson.

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Ron Kruck talks with White about the card, the recent rash of injuries in the UFC, and the prospects for sanctioning in New York. And Bas Rutten sits down with Rampage to breakdown his fight with Matt Hamill.

In the studio, Kenny Rice is joined by guest host Tito Ortiz.

"The Huntington Beach Bad Boy" made headlines recently for a confrontation with Matt Mitrione at the UFC Fighter Summit. An emotional Ortiz opens up about the incident for the first time as he fires back publicly at Mitrione.

Dan Henderson is the featured guest on this week's show. He talks about the lawsuit between him and Matt Lindland over Team Quest and goes inside the Tapout Cage to breakdown his rumored fight with Fedor Emelianenko.

A preview clip of the program is available at:

http://blip.tv/play/h5R0gr35YwA.html

"Inside MMA" premieres this Friday at 9:00 p.m. ET on HDNet followed immediately by the LIVE broadcast of "HDNet Fights: Titan Fighting Championship 18" at 10:00 p.m. ET.

About HDNet

HDNet (www.hd.net) is the independent network with unique and thought-provoking content that appeals to men of all ages and is delivered in true high definition.

HDNet is the exclusive, high definition home for popular, original programming, including the network's Emmy Award winning HD news feature programs, "HDNet World Report," and "Dan Rather Reports," featuring legendary journalist Dan Rather.  Only HDNet goes beyond the headlines to deliver real news that is redefining the way we look at our world.  HDNet News is provocative, sometimes controversial and always relevant - telling the important stories of our time in-depth, with attitude and with independence. HDNet is also the exclusive high definition home to critically acclaimed and award winning documentaries, airing as part of the "HDNet 'Round The World" series.  "NASA on HDNet" presents all live shuttle launches through 2011. 

HDNet presents championship sports coverage featuring the best of Mixed Martial Arts with its Friday night series, "HDNet Fights" (www.hdnetfights.com).  "HDNet Fights" works with leading MMA promoters including DREAM, Sengoku, XFC, K-1, K-1 Max, MFC and more.  HDNet produces more live Mixed Martial Arts events than any other network and HDNet's "Inside MMA" is the hottest Mixed Martial Arts program on television, giving fans their weekly fix for everything MMA, while "Fighting Words with Mike Straka," goes one-on-one with some of the biggest names in the sport. HDNet also features live coverage of regular season games from the United Football League.

HDNet also delivers the world's largest and most diverse concert line-up through the HDNet Concert Series.  The HDNet Concert Series features leading artists and bands including Paul McCartney, Mariah Carey, John Mayer, Nickelback and more.  HDNet also features revealing lifestyle programming featuring "Art Mann Presents," "Girls Gone Wild®," "Deadline" and "Get Out!"  

Only HDNet Movies (www.hdnetmovies.com) delivers exclusive Sneak Previews of new movies before they hit theaters.  The HDNet Movies Sneak Preview series features top Hollywood stars in critically acclaimed performances including Gwyneth Paltrow, Joaquin Phoenix, Demi Moore, Michael Caine, Tom Hanks, Vera Farmiga, Parker Posey, Brian Cox, Matthew Broderick, Kirsten Dunst, Ryan Gosling, John Malkovich, Emily Blunt, Robin Williams, Charlize Theron and Kim Basinger.

In addition to being the exclusive home of Sneak Previews, HDNet Movies viewers enjoy the best films from the classics of the 1950s-1970s, to favorite films from the 1980s and 1990s, to recently released theatrical films.

HDNet Movies offers subscribers a premium movie viewing experience in true HD, and more original movies shot entirely in HD than any other network.

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