October 20th, 2009

UltimateBet.net Goes Another Round as Premium Sponsor of Weekly MMA Magazine Program on Rogers Sportsnet

October 20, 2009 (PAP PR Wire) -- UltimateBet.net continues to indulge an appetite  for the massively popular world of Mixed Martial Arts (“MMA”), as the leading free play online poker site consolidates its title sponsorship of Rogers Sportsnet’s weekly sports show, MMA Connected for another season.

To celebrate the continued success of the MMA Connected partnership, UltimateBet.net’s latest online Ultimate Fighting Championship ® (“UFC”) promotion  is giving one lucky poker player the chance to be in the audience and experience all the action of the UFC ®106 event in Las Vegas, Nevada on November 21st.

Players can qualify to win by registering and playing online poker for free at UltimateBet.net.* Free to enter qualifiers will run daily on UltimateBet.net between October 19th and November 7th. The top 27 players from each daily qualifier will earn automatic entry into the November 8th UFC®106 Main Event, where the top prize is a pair of tickets to UFC®106, plus $2,000 towards travel and accommodation.

The competition’s Main Event winner and their chosen guest will be on a plane bound for Las Vegas and the UFC®106 to watch Brock Lesnar defend his title against the undefeated challenger Shane Carwin. Sharing the UFC ® 106 co-main event spotlight is Tito Ortiz, set to make a much-anticipated comeback bid against Forrest Griffin, who has stepped up as replacement for the injured Mark Coleman.

The first episode of the weekly MMA Connected Presented by UltimateBet.net aired in April this year. The weekly magazine style program features and previews upcoming UFC Pay-Per-Views,  with host “Showdown” Joe Ferraro serving up all the latest fight-fest news, previews and reviews from around the Octagon, including fighter profiles and analysis.

The MMA Connected title sponsorship will see UltimateBet.net receive exclusive exposure via ‘in-program’ promotional spots during the telecast of the show, on air mentions by the program hosts, plus high visibility for the brand with the company logo incorporated into the program set design.

Tune into MMA Connected Presented by UltimateBet.net every Monday night and log on to sportsnet.ca for all the highlights, breaking news and inside stories from the MMA.

Further information about the leading free play online poker site and the UFC ®106 promotion can be found at UltimateBet.net.

*Open to Canadian residents only (excluding Quebec).

About UltimateBet.net
Designed with the assistance of the best poker players in the world – Phil Hellmuth and Annie Duke – UltimateBet.net provides the best free poker games available on the net. Players can upload the free poker software, play in free ring games and tournaments and get tips from these pros to learn the sport or to enhance their playing strategy. UltimateBet.net currently has over 2 million regular players.

For further media information, please contact:
Kathryn Farrell – PR Manager
Email: kathryn@tbtagency.com
Cell: +506 8323 5991

Details on UltimateBet's poker affiliate program can be found here.

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