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Mixed martial arts ‘Match of the Day’ show produced in Preston

Posted on - 10th April, 2018 - 7:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Preston News, Sport, UCLan, University
Adam Robson and Sam Liles
Adam Robson and Sam Liles

Fans of the rapidly-growing mixed martial arts scene are to get their own dedicated TV show – and it’s produced in Preston.

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Branded as Sharefight presents: The UK Fighting Championships, the ‘Match of the Day’ style show is being aired on a sports channel available on Sky and Freesat.

The brainchild of final year TV student Samuel Liles and TV production course leader Adam Robson the show is a 10-part series.

Airing on Front Runner the 30-minute shows include clips, interviews and more and is all shot at the University of Central Lancashire.

Samuel said: “MMA is huge around the world but there’s nothing like it out there for such a rapidly growing sport.

“Thanks to Adam’s massive influence and industry contacts we’ve been able to put into action what we’ve talked about for ages. To have the programmes broadcast on a national platform is incredibly exciting, absolutely fantastic and is a great end to my University life.”

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MMA bouts have taken place at Preston Guild Hall previously.

Adam said: “It’s the first televised TV sports series created by UCLan so it’s a fantastic achievement for everyone involved in the project. I’m immensely proud of this work because it’s industry quality and that is being recognised on a national level.”

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You can watch the show on Fridays at 10pm on Sky channel 468 and Freesat channel 250.

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