LOS ANGELES (January 30, 2007) — Shamrock vs. Gracie: Countdown To DESTINY, a new 30-minute show previewing the highly anticipated debut telecast of the newest phenomenon in mixed martial arts—EliteXC, is currently airing on SHOWTIME (next play on SHOWTIME EXTREME 7:50 p.m. ET/PT) and will air regularly through Feb. 10, across the premium network’s multiplexes and On Demand outlets (see air dates and times below).
Countdown To DESTINY details the impending match-up between legendary mixed martial arts (MMA) pioneers Frank Shamrock and Renzo Gracie, which will air live on SHOWTIME on Feb. 10 at 10 p.m. ET/PT (delayed on the West Coast).
Viewers will get one step closer to ‘DESTINY’ with extensive interviews and an in-depth look at the two fighters who are at the center of one of MMA’s fiercest rivalries.
Complete with fight footage and interviews from Shamrock, Gracie, SHOWTIME announcers Bill Goldberg and Mario Lopez as well as other experts, Countdown To DESTINY provides ringside access to the fighters and the amazing history behind this high-stakes duel. Discover what makes the fighters tick and what to expect when the two clash in the main event of an eagerly awaited, five-bout television event.
Shamrock, the first fighter to successfully incorporate wrestling, jiu-jitsu and kickboxing into one fluid art form, looks to cement his legacy as one of the world’s best with a win over Gracie.
Gracie, on the other hand, looks to clear his family name with a definitive win over Shamrock, who last year knocked out Renzo’s cousin, Cesar, in just 21 seconds.