‘Do more’ with Gretchen Ho and Mia Cabalfin on “Gameday Weekend” on Balls Channel!

Balls Channel is bringing a whole new philosophy for athletes, enthusiasts and fans alike.

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With the new show “Gameday Weekend” on the way, hosts Gretchen Ho and Mia Cabalfin are about to let viewers in on how to “DO: MORE” beginning Saturday, June 29.

Gretchen, a former womens’ volleyball Ateneo Lady Eagle, is one of the most popular Filipina volleyball players on social media, with over 150,000 followers on her Twitter account alone.

Mia is no stranger to the world of sports either. A veteran host and producer of several shows on Balls Channel and Studio 23, she has also made appearances on News Central, The UFL Show, Touchline, Sports TV and Gameday with Boom Gonzales.

“Gameday Weekend” is a spin off from Boom Gonzales’ “Gameday” aired weekdays on Balls which mostly delivers sports news. “Gameday Weekend” on the other hand is a lifestyle-oriented sports show held in partnership with Rexona that is built for the weekend warriors, with segments ranging all the way from prominent athletes’ achievements, interviews with fitness experts, features on the latest sports gear—all serving as examples of doing more with the right amount of confidence.

Get a glimpse into how people in the world of sports choose to do more than what their own sports entail. To add to that, the show gives you more with surprise co-hosts from the Philippine Azkals every week.

Don’t miss out on the first episode of “Gameday Weekend”, airing at 5;30 p.m. on Saturday (June 29) and on Balls Channel (SkyCable channel 34) and on Studio 23 at 9:30 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday.

UFC Fighter Mark Muñoz Returns to Manila

Balls channel brings UFC middleweight star and top contender Mark “The Filipino Wrecking Machine” Muñoz to the Philippines for a weekend of wresting clinics, public training sessions, and guestings on ABS-CBN shows beginning March 8 (Friday).

Munoz will visit his native roots for the second time in a year and bond with his Filipino fans in a series of wrestling clinics at select universities and fitness venues. Also get to know the “Filipino Wrecking Machine” more as he talks about his craft on ABS-CBN programs “Bandila” and “It’s Showtime”.

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Munoz has been featured on a three-part special shown on ABS-CBN Channel 2 titled “UFC sa ABS-CBN: Mark Muñoz, The Ultimate Pinoy Fighter” which delved into the life of the Filipino-American mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter and his journey to become the number 1 contender for the UFC Middleweight belt.

Meanwhile, fans can watch “The Filipino Wrecking Machine” offer a sneak-peek at his training regimen at the SM Mall of Asia Music Hall on March 10 (Sunday) beginning 3:00 p.m. Fans will also get the chance to meet Mark, have their photos taken, and win premium Team Munoz merchandise signed by the renowned Pinoy UFC fighter.

Limited-Edition Team Munoz Gear such as hoodies, shirts, and caps will be sold at the event and can also be bought at the ABS-CBN Store, G/F ELJ Building, ABS-CBN Compound and online at the abscbnstore.multiply.com.

The UFC Mark Munoz Media Tour is brought to you by Balls (SkyCable Ch. 34 & Destiny Cable ch. 36). Balls has previously brought to the Philippines other premier UFC fighters such as future UFC Hall of Famer BJ “The Prodigy” Penn, former Light Heavyweight champion and UFC Hall of Famer Chuck “The Iceman” Liddell, Brandon “The Truth” Vera, and current UFC Welterweight champion Georges “Rush” St-Pierre.

Balls channel is available on SkyCable Platinum, SkyCable Gold, SkyCable Silver and over 200 quality cable operators nationwide. For more updates, visit www.ballschannel.tv, like their official fan page on Facebook, www.facebook.com/BallsChannel and follow them on Twitter, @ballschannel.

Balls airs UFC MACAO: Rich Franklin Vs Cung Le

The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) marks another first this weekend as it forays into Chinese territory for UFC MACAO headlined by the middleweight clash between Rich Franklin and Cung Le.
 

After staging fights all over the globe from Sweden to Japan in 2012, the UFC lands on Chinese shores for the very first time. Balls will broadcast the event on Saturday (November 10) at 10:30 p.m.

Franklin has never been shy to put on fight-of-the-night caliber performances while Le’s crowd-pleasing style is going to make this one of the more entertaining fights UFC aficionados will see in the closing months of the year.

Other notable fighters such as Thiago Silva, Takanori Gomi and Mac Danzig are included in the main fight card. Don’t miss UFC MACAO this Saturday (November 10) at 10:30 p.m. on Balls Channel (SkyCable Ch. 34).

Always tune in to Balls and be updated with the biggest happenings in the world of sports. Balls channel is available on SkyCable Platinum, SkyCable Gold, SkyCable Silver and over 200 quality cable operators nationwide. For more updates, visit www.ballschannel.tv, like our official fan page on Facebook, wweriorw.facebook.com/BallsChannel and follow us and @ballschannel on Twitter.

Filipino UFC Fighter Mark Muñoz Arrives in Manila for the UFC Media Tour 2012!

Ultimate Fighting Championship’s Mark Muñoz is set to meet his Filipino fans for an afternoon of training and a meet and greet session at the SM Mall of Asia Music Hall on August 12, Sunday, starting 4:00 p.m.

Fans will be given the chance to meet and chat with Mark as well as have their photos taken and items signed by the “Filipino Wrecking Machine”. To be one of the lucky fans selected to meet the UFC middleweight star, log on to www.ballschannel.tv for details on how to join the fan promo that ends on August 8.

The renowned Filipino fighter will arrive in Manila on August 10 for a weekend of exclusive interviews, guestings on ABS-CBN shows and wrestling clinics at select universities.

Meanwhile, Balls will broadcast UFC 150, a rematch from UFC 144 between UFC lightweight champion Ben “Smooth” Henderson and Frankie “The Answer” Edgar. Edgar will try to get his lightweight title back and give Henderson his first UFC loss but the current champ won’t give his hard-earned title easily. The fight will air on Balls on August 12, Sunday, 10:30 a.m.

Always tune in to Balls and be updated on the biggest events in sports from all over the world. Balls channel is available on SkyCable Platinum, SkyCable Gold, SkyCable Silver and over 200 quality cable operators nationwide. For more updates, visit www.ballschannel.tv, like our official fan page on Facebook,www.facebook.com/BallsChannel and follow us and @ballschannel on Twitter.

Balls Channel brings UFC 148: Silva vs. Sonnen live via satellite!

Not long after the booming fistfight of Wanderlei Silva and Rich Franklin, UFC 148: Silva vs. Sonnen will be staged by the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). The fight will take place on July 7, 2012 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada.

The bout was originally scheduled for UFC 147 but due to a scheduling conflict, it was moved to UFC 148. Chael Sonnen, who is currently holds the number two rank middleweight in the MMA website Sherdog, challenged the number one pound-per-pound fighter and current middleweight champion,Anderson Silva.

In UFC 148, Silva and Sonnen will face for the second time. They first fought each other in UFC 117 in 2010. Silva seemed to lose during the first four rounds of the previous fight until he used a “triangle choke/armbar” on the 5th round, making Sonnen submit to his powerful foe.

This time, Sonnen is determined to finally snatch the title and outrank his opponent. But the powerfulSilva will give everything he’s got to retain his belt.

UFC 148 : Silva vs. Sonnen will be aired live via satellite on July 8, 2012 (Sunday) at 10:30 a.m. only on Balls.

Always tune in to Balls and be updated with the biggest happenings in the world of sports. Balls channel is available on SkyCable Platinum, SkyCable Gold, SkyCable Silver and over 200 quality cable operators nationwide.

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