With a frenzied audience awaiting the inaugural episode of the Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) reality series, BodogFight, digital entertainment powerhouse Bodog.com has announced a new launch date to allow for additional footage in its action-packed weekly series. Episode 1 will air September 19 on Men’s Outdoor and Recreation, which is carried in over 23 million homes and on DISH Network, and online at BodogFight.com.
While traversing the globe in search of the world’s greatest MMA fighters, Bodog.com’s billionaire founder, Calvin Ayre, has not only set the stage for the toughest fighters to showcase their talents, but also raised the standard for reality TV and digital entertainment. In the eight-episode series, seven elite modern-day American warriors will earn the right to represent the United States. As part of “Team USA”, the seven fighters will square off against members of the Russian Red Devils Team, a group known for its fierce roster that includes world heavyweight champion Fedor Emelianenko. This USA vs. Russia grudge match will be broadcast live on a future pay-per-view event that will also include three Superfights.
Viewers will get a behind-the-scenes look at the secret training regimen of the elite Russian squad as well as the individual training programs and lifestyles of the American fighters. Those intimate scenes will all be presented through the eyes of BodogFight’s special agents – rock phenomenon Bif Naked in the United States and her beautiful Russian counterpart Natalya Vilkova. The sexy duo will be on a quest to find the toughest, most ruthless Mixed Martial Arts athletes the two countries have to offer. Plus, audiences are going to be treated to up-close and personal experiences with fighters as they prepare to enter the ring, and spectacular training and interview footage shot in the lush Central American jungle and rustic Costa Rican cities – visuals that will leave no doubt BodogFight has set the new standard for reality TV.
“When BodogFight’s inaugural episode launches, viewers are going to witness a new standard in mainstream digital entertainment,” says Calvin Ayre, Founder of Bodog.com Entertainment Group and creator of a number of reality television series, including Bodog Salutes the Troops which aired on Spike TV. “The additional footage capturing the essence of Mixed Martial Arts as a sport and lifestyle will add a new degree of rawness never seen before.”
Elimination battles, behind-the-scenes training, interviews with fighters, and lifestyle segments will compose seven of the weekly one-hour “BodogFight” episodes, with the recap finale leading into the PPV main event. The three massive super fights and the spectacular USA vs. Russia event will be produced by the Mixed Fight Championship (MFC) and sponsored by BodogFight.
For biographies of all the fighters, exclusive footage, and unedited interviews and confrontations, go to http://www.bodogfight.com. Each of the eight episodes will air simultaneously on the Men’s Network and on BodogFight.com broadband network.
Bodog.com, located in San Jose, Costa Rica, is federally licensed by the Costa Rican and UK governments. Bodog.com Founder Calvin Ayre, recognized as a world authority on branding in digital entertainment, was featured on the cover of Forbes magazine’s recent best-selling “Billionaires” issue. In March 2006, Bodog.com was ranked #1 for most visited North American style wagering site according to Hitwise. The international Bodog.com Marketing Conference ( www.bodogconference.com), held in Las Vegas for the past two years, attracts the leaders of the online gaming industry for educational and networking opportunities. Bodog also has a thriving online community, which includes history-making World Series of Poker Main Event champion Jamie Gold ( www.bodog.com/poker). Bodog.com Entertainment Group includes a music label, Bodog Music, an online magazine, Bodog Nation , a television production unit and further properties coming soon. For more information, contact Media Relations at 1-866-892-3371, or firstname.lastname@example.org. BODOG is a registered trademark of Bodog Entertainment Group S.A.
About Mixed Fighting Championship
Debuting in 2004 and recognized for showcasing quality events with the world’s top-ranked fighters, the Mixed Fighting Championship (MFC) has built a solid reputation and earned the title of the East Coast’s fastest growing and most exciting mixed martial arts (MMA) promotion. Setting new standards within the sport of MMA, the MFC is known for pioneering a bold new country versus country fight format inside the ring and drawing on the patriotic themes that arise when one nation challenges another to a confrontation. Understanding MMA’s potential to become a leading world-wide sporting culture, the MFC has strategically assembled a stable of fighters from countries around the world. For more information, visit www.mfcsport.com or contact email@example.com.