A big thank you for all those who took part today in the try-outs at SBG, you all showed that there is a far greater pool of talent in the UK and we hope this is the start of bigger things to come.
We will be posting pictures of the event on the frontpage in the next few days plus linking to video from cagefilm.com and also looking forward to seeing the BBC News report online and on TV.
US try-outs begin next week and so after deliberations we will begin to select the contenders for the show.
Thanks also to cagefilm.com for filming, mmmapics.com for the photography, Caged Steel for the fightwear & SBG for the venue - great supporters for MMA in the UK.
Thanks once again to all those who travelled from as afield as Cornwall, London & Glasgow to attend and I think we are all looking forward to the McVeigh vs Sexton fight at the next Cagewarriors event in 2009.
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What a good day! Enjoyed the training, the socialising & the freebies.
UK Women wanted for new MMA/Reality TV Show
Following the call to UK Women Fighters to be a contender on a new Reality TV Show in January, the response has been so impressive that we will be holding an open try-out on Wednesday 10 December for all. This is an opportunity for those who have applied or want to apply to take part in this unique programme, scheduled to start filming in January 2009.
The show will feature eight women who will train and fight it out to become the World’s #1 Woman MMA Fighter. Filming will take place over a number of weeks in a 5 Star Exotic Resort and is expected to start in January 2009. Auditions in Hollywood have already begun and now it’s the UK’s turn to step up to the challenge. Interested women fighters without a professional record should contact Warrior Promotions here in the UK to apply. Casting ends 15 December.
0.o big time delay on your msg?
Did anything ever come of this?
i would imagine rosi would have said something if they had picked people - by the looks of it the money probably fell through with all the recession worries
They have already picked the usa team maybe they are just sticking with them 4 now??
UK Women wanted for new MMA/Reality TV Show
When Elite XC folded back in October, many believed it to be the end of mainstream exposure for women’s MMA. No other mixed martial arts organization boasted a roster that full of female talent, nor gave them the platform on which to shine. There has been much speculation as of late over which organization, if any, would take over where Elite left off. Where would all the fighters go? Where and whom would they now fight? How will they be seen on television? For years I have heard talk about all women MMA reality shows happening, but they never did…until now. And as they say in life, timing is everything
A spectacular all women’s MMA reality show is currently in development for 2009, with plans to begin shooting at an undisclosed, exotic location by early February. “Ultimate Women Combat” will feature #1 ranked Tara LaRosa and U.K. fighting sensation Rosi Sexton as coaches, alongside jiu-jitsu legend Cesar Gracie. Model/actress Joanna Krupa and “Outside The Ring” presenter Marika Taylor will be the show’s hosts. Up to sixteen contestants will live and train together, fighting their way to become the UWC champion, with the final fight taking place back on U.S. soil. Although the format may sound familiar to other MMA reality shows, UWC has no intention of being a carbon copy of shows past. The level of female fighters showing interest in the show range from those with no professional experience, to established well-known fighters. With LaRosa, Gracie, and Sexton signed on, and the possibility of some big names being cast as contestants, this show could easily help propel women’s MMA to new heights.
On December 19th, I attended the U.S. auditions at Bas Rutten’s “Elite MMA Gym” in Thousand Oaks, CA. Eight Los Angeles area based fighters came to vie for a spot on the show. U.K. auditions had already taken place earlier in the month, with approximately twenty hopefuls trying out. There will be either one or two weight classes employed on the show, depending on the number of competitors cast. They will also be split into two teams, most likely based on professional experience. And for the very first time, five-minute rounds will replace the formerly used three-minute rounds found in women’s MMA matches, something the show’s producers are adamant about