Fight Network to distribute 'Affliction: Banned'

First pay-per-view event for the martial arts outfit

TORONTO -- Canada's Fight Network has secured the exclusive rights to distribute "Affliction: Banned" -- mixed martial arts outfit Affliction's inaugural pay-per-view event -- in the Canadian, Australian, U.S. and British markets.

The Toronto-based combat channel also said Saturday that it will air the one-hour undercard for the July 19 promotion as a free lead-in to the pay-per-view event.

"Affliction: Banned" will go head-to-head with an Ultimate Fighting Championship promotion airing on Spike TV.