MMA H.E.A.T. Premieres on MAVTV in September

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Fight fans, get ready: because Wednesday, September 22, MMA H.E.A.T. will be making the jump from online syndication to the up-and-coming national cable network MAVTV.

Celebrating Heart, Endurance, Aggression and Technique both in the cage and in entertainment, MMA H.E.A.T. is a half-hour show for fans of mixed martial arts, combat sports and pop culture. With her unique blend of journalism, hotness and humor, host Karyn Bryant brings you closer to the established stars and rising prospects in MMA, as well as the Hollywood celebs who love the sport.

To date, MMA H.E.A.T. has featured UFC superstars including Randy Couture, Chuck Liddell, Anderson Silva, Lyoto Machida and Rashad Evans. The Strikeforce roster has also been well represented, with appearances from Frank Shamrock, Fabricio Werdum, Dan Henderson, Jake Shields, Renato "Babalu" Sobral and Cung Le just to name a few.

Familiar Hollywood faces have already joined Karyn on the show: Mickey Rourke, Ice-T, F. Gary Gray, Tyrese Gibson and Garret Dillahunt are some of the stars who took the opportunity to share their love of the fastest-growing sport in the country, if not the world.

Their new venture on MAVTV puts the Telly Award-winning MMA H.E.A.T. in front of over 35 million homes, thanks to the network's carriage of 7 out of the top 10 national distributors: Comcast, Time Warner, DISH Network, Charter, Cablevision, Brighthouse, and Verizon's FiOS. MAVTV is programmed with content aimed at a male audience, with a focus on motorsports, fighting, comedy, and, of course, beautiful women. Wednesday nights on MAVTV are themed around MMA fighting and billed as "Beatdown Night" on the network.

MAVTV's Senior Vice President of Programming, Rob Stevens, says, "Through her depth of experience, Karyn Bryant is one of the most established names in the MMA world and we're excited about the way MMA H.E.A.T. will be able to cover the top stories in the sport."

Episodes of MMA H.E.A.T. will premiere on Wednesday nights in primetime, and encore in multiple dayparts throughout the week, providing maximum exposure.

MMA H.E.A.T. is headquartered in Los Angeles, California and operates worldwide through partnerships and affiliates. It was co-founded by Wade Eck and Karyn Bryant.

To see what MMA H.E.A.T. is all about, check out and look for them on IMDB. You can join the Facebook fan page

About Karyn Bryant and MMA H.E.A.T.
With years of on-air experience covering both entertainment and sports, Karyn has a unique perspective on the world of MMA and is unmatched in her ability to understand how it intersects with Hollywood. With a resume that includes CNN's Showbiz Tonight, Showtime Championship Boxing, CBS' Saturday Night Fights, NBC, MTV, and VH1, she has created an interview style that's both informative and a hell of a lot of fun. Follow Karyn on Twitter:

MAVTV broadcasts in both SD and HD. The network features programming themes targeting men 18 to 54 including sports, gaming, comedy, health and fitness, gadgets and more in a destination channel dedicated to reaching men in an irreverent, humorous and opinionated manner. The network is now available in over 35 million homes and carried on most major cable, telco, and satellite providers, as well as mobile television platforms. MAVTV currently carries popular series Speed Freaks, The RAD Girls, AMA Motorcycle Racing, American Tailgater, Bikini AllStars, Ultimate Combat Experience, I Love this Bartender and Lucas Oil Motorsports, just to name a few. For more information, please visit

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