www.411mania.com
|  News |  Columns |  Reports |  Video Reviews |  Title History |  News Report |
SPOTLIGHTS  SPOTLIGHTS
MOVIES/TV
// SueLyn Medeiros Instagrams Her Big Booty in a Little Swimsuit
MUSIC
// Coco Lays Out In Thong Bikini On Instagram
WRESTLING
// Full WWE Smackdown Taping Results (SPOILERS)
MMA
// 411 Fact or Fiction MMA: Will Nick Diaz' DUI arrest mean the end of his UFC career if he loses to Anderson Silva?
GAMES
// Four Player Co-op: What does Microsoft's purchase of Mojang mean for Minecraft?


SYNDICATE  SYNDICATE



411mania RSS Feeds





Follow 411mania on Twitter!




Add 411 On Facebook
 


 
 411mania » MMA » News

Advertisement
There Will Be No Exhibition Fights For Bellator's Reality Show Contestants
Posted by Joseph Lee on 02.05.2013



MMA Junkie reports that fighters on Bellator's new reality show will not have exhibition fights.

Louisiana Boxing and Wrestling Commission Chairman Alvin Topham said that all fights on the program will be classified as two-round professional bouts. Official results from the show won't be released until after each episode airs. Spike TV and Bellator executives confirmed the reality show today, which will be overseen by the LBWC when it begins filming at the end of the week.

A venue in the New Orleans area will host eight elimination fights, which will form the four teams led by Randy Couture, Frank Shamrock, Greg Jackson and Joe Warren. Bellator will seed elimination-round winners based on performance. The top seed gets to choose who he'll fight in the next round. Sixteen welterweight contestants will be housed at the venue for a shot at a $100,000 tournament payout for winners.

Professional elimination bouts are very different from UFC's approach with The Ultimate Fighter, which airs on FX after starting on Spike Tv. It was filmed in Las Vegas and featured exhibition bouts overseen by the Nevada State Athletic Commission. The fights did not count on a participant's pro record.

Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney said fans can expect veterans and newcomers on the show. Some of the veterans wanted to go directly into a Bellator tournament but others saw the benefit of TV exposure.

Rebney added: "A lot of them look at it and say it's an incredible branding opportunity."





MUST-READ 411 STORIES:

Top 5 Comics That Need to Be Shows

Did Marvel's Original Sin Story Deliver?

Curvy Babe Instagrams Hot New Pics


comments powered by Disqus











www.41mania.com
Copyright (c) 2011 411mania.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
Click here for our privacy policy. Please help us serve you better, fill out our survey.
Use of this site signifies your agreement to our terms of use.