Troy Santiago and Victor Davila Hosts of New UFC® Program on Galavision
Las Vegas, NV (USA) – In the upcoming premiere of “El Octágono del UFC” (The UFC’s Octagon), renowned sportscasters and UFC commentators Troy Santiago and Victor Davila will take viewers through some of the most thrilling battles and over-the-top mixed martial arts action ever seen in the Ultimate Fighting Championship. “El Octágono del UFC”, featuring Santiago and Davila as hosts, launches tomorrow night, Saturday, May 10, 2008 at 8pm ET/PT (7pm CT) on Galavisión.
"I am so proud to be part of this first UFC program for Galavision," said Santiago. "This is a sport that seems to have been created for us, the Latinos. It has action, adventure, extreme passion and an always unpredictable ending."
Troy Santiago is one of the most passionate and enthusiastic sportscasters in the United States and Mexico. With a trademark style that conveys emotions of the sports, Santiago, has specializes in chronicling martial arts, boxing, soccer and American football. He is the official voice in Spanish of the UFC, and also provides the play- by-play for the Major League Soccer (MLS), and serves as host of Copa Sudamericana and the play by play for the Italian League and Mexican Soccer League.
"Every fighter dreams to one day being part of the UFC, and today, here I am, in 'El Octagono del UFC' explaining to viewers, in every detail, the different disciplines that form part of the MMA," said Davila.
"As the host of a UFC show created specifically for the Latin audience, I can not ask for more!"
Victor Davila has more than seven years of practicing and teaching mixed martial arts in Mexico. He is the voice and image of the play-by-play narrations for the Spanish audience for UFC live events. He has hosted and brought to Mexico top UFC and PRIDE® fighters such as Rampage Jackson, Tito Ortiz and Matt Hughes. D'Avila is the founder member of the Federacion Mexicana de Combate Libre y Artes Marciales Mixtas, the first federation in charge of overseeing MMA events in Mexico.
“El Octágono del UFC” will highlight matches from some of the biggest names in the sport and Hispanics' favorite fighters, including, Diego Sánchez (Winner of the original The Ultimate Fighter® season), Kenny Florian (Top lightweight contender), and highly popular Roger Huerta who is 6-0 in the UFC. The show’s first episode features Huerta vs. Leonard García, in one of the most thrilling matches in the organization’s history.
Now in its fifteenth year of operation, The Ultimate Fighting Championship is the world’s premiere professional mixed martial arts (MMA) organization. Watched around the world, the UFC has the world's best fighters across five different divisions, ranging from lightweight (155 lb) to heavyweight (220 lb). Fights take place in an eight-sided fighting arena which has become known worldwide as the UFC Octagon.
Univision Communications Inc. is the premier Spanish-language media company in the United States. Its operations include Univision Network, the most-watched Spanish-language broadcast television network in the U.S. reaching 99% of U.S. Hispanic Households; TeleFutura Network, a general-interest Spanish-language broadcast television network, which was launched in 2002 and now reaches 89% of U.S. Hispanic Households; Galavision, the country’s leading Spanish-language cable network; Univision Television Group, which owns and operates 64 television stations in major U.S. Hispanic markets and Puerto Rico; Univision Radio, the leading Spanish-language radio group which owns and/or operates 70 radio stations in 16 of the top 25 U.S. Hispanic markets and 5 stations in Puerto Rico; and Univision Online, the premier Spanish-language Internet destination in the U.S. located at www.univision.com <http://www.univision.com/> . Univision Communications also has a 50% interest in TuTv, a joint venture formed to broadcast Televisa’s pay television channels in the U.S. Univision Communications has television network operations in Miami and television and radio stations and sales offices in major cities throughout the United States.
For more information, please visit www.univision.net.