Fight Network Presents Hard Knocks Fighting 43 LIVE this Friday, May 22 at 11 p.m. ET


Fight Network Presents Hard Knocks Fighting 43
LIVE this Friday, May 22 at 11 p.m. ET

TORONTO | NEW YORK (May 20, 2015) – Fight Network, the world’s premier 24/7 television channel dedicated to complete coverage of combat sports, presents a live broadcast of Hard Knocks Fighting 43 this Friday, May 22 at 11 p.m. ET from Markin MacPhail Centre in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

Fight Network’s broadcast will air on Cablevision’s Optimum TV, Grande Communications, Shentel Cable and Armstrong Cable in the U.S., nationwide in Canada, Roku devices across North America, and globally in over 30 countries across Europe, Africa and the Middle East.

In the main event, Calgary-based Brazilian jiu-jitsu and Muay Thai black belt Nick Ring (13-3) makes his first post-UFC appearance against MFC and King of the Cage veteran Jason Zentgraf (8-2).

Hard Knocks light heavyweight champion Misha Cirkunov (8-2) makes his first defense of the championship in his co-main event clash with Shaun Asher (10-1-1), who makes his promotional debut riding a five-fight winning streak.

The Hard Knocks welterweight championship is also on the line as titlist Sergej Jusekic (14-7-2) looks for his fourth straight win opposite Grudge Training Center product LT Nelson (6-2).

In other pro matchups, Joel Powell (8-5) battles Jordan McKay (7-2) in the welterweight division, lightweights Aaron Gallant (6-6) and Mike O’Neill (4-4) will square off, Owen Carr (5-3-1) takes on Ryan Connor (5-2) in a bantamweight bout, light heavyweights Devon Smith (1-1) and Trent Rowell (2-3) throw down, plus flyweight Keegan Oliver (2-3) meets the debuting Derek Folk (0-0).

Fight Network’s live broadcast airs following IMPACT Wrestling from 9 to 11 p.m. ET in Canada, and live globally at 11 p.m. ET.

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