or


[05/06/13 - 10:01 AM]
Spike TV Announces Cast of "Fight Master: Bellator MMA"
The 10-episode series launches Wednesday, June 19 at 10:00/9:00c on the cable channel.

[via press release from Spike TV]

SPIKE TV ANNOUNCES CAST OF "FIGHT MASTER: BELLATOR MMA"

32 Welterweights Battle for a Spot in the Bellator MMA Tournament and $100,000 Prize Under the Tutelage of Fight Legends Randy Couture, Greg Jackson, Frank Shamrock, and Joe Warren

Series Premieres Wednesday, June 19 at 10:00 PM, ET/PT

New York, NY, May 6, 2013 - The inaugural season of Spike TV's "Fight Master: Bellator MMA" brings together 32 of the best welterweight (170 lbs) fighters on the planet to compete for a spot in the Bellator MMA Tournament, the toughest tournament in sports, and a $100,000 prize. The series premieres on Wednesday, June 19 at 10:00 PM, ET/PT, featuring legends of the sport, Randy Couture, Greg Jackson, Frank Shamrock, and Joe Warren, as coaches.

From Salvador, Brazil to Newcastle, United Kingdom to Great Falls, MT, the 32 fighters have traveled from all corners of the globe to the bayou of New Orleans, and will live and train together in four camps led by the aforementioned legendary coaches. This series is much more than just a tournament, as it will capture the reality of the competitors and the grueling training regimen it takes to become a world-class MMA fighter.

The concept of "Fight Master: Bellator MMA" is unprecedented in that the fighters control their own destiny. They will choose which camp to train with and which opponent they want to fight next. The 32 fighters will partake in qualifying bouts over the first three episodes of the series. The finale will be telecast live on Spike with the winner moving on to an upcoming tournament. Bellator announcer Jimmy Smith will serve as host.

The inaugural "Fight Master: Bellator MMA" cast is comprised of the following:

Marcus Aurelio Age: 26 Record: 6-2-0 Vancouver, British Columbia Twitter: @barraozinho

Nick Barnes Age: 22 Record: 5-0-0 San Diego, CA Twitter: @Nick_phoenix170

Eric Bradley Age: 31 Record: 5-1-0 Las Vegas, NV Twitter: @ericbradleymma

Mike Bronzoulis Age: 34 Record: 15-5-1 Houston, TX Twitter: @thegreekmikeb

Frank Carrillo Age: 29 Record: 6-3-0 Miami, FL Twitter: @CarrilloMMA

Darryl Cobb Age: 32 Record: 6-6-0 East St. Louis, IL Twitter: @devistatdarryl

Christopher Curtis Age: 25 Record: 7-2-0 Cincinnati, OH Twitter: @TheActionman513

Evan Cutts Age: 22 Record: 5-1-0 Dallas, TX Twitter: @TheButcherCutts

Mike Dubois Age: 30 Record: 3-0-0 Thomasville, GA Twitter: @zombiemikemma

Tom Gallicchio Age: 26 Record: 16-8-0 Howell, NJ Twitter: @TomDaTank5

Ismael Gonzalez Age: 32 Record: 11-10-0 Los Angeles, CA Twitter: @Ismael_mma

Gareth Joseph Age: 28 Record: 9-5-0 San Diego, CA Twitter: @garethjoseph

Chris Lozano Age: 30 Record: 9-3-0 Cleveland, OH Twitter: @CLE_assassin

AJ Matthews Age: 24 Record: 5-2-0 Carlsbad, CA Twitter: @AJ_MMA

Rob Mills Age: 35 Record: 8-2-0 Newcastle, United Kingdom Twitter: @robmillsmma

Steve Montgomery Age: 22 Record: 3-1-0 Florence, SC Twitter: @WeaselSteve

Chip Moraza-Pollard Age: 24 Record: 7-4-0 Plymouth, MA Twitter: @chipthesurgeon

Brett Nakamura Age: 30 Record: 6-1-0 Maui, HI

Jason Norwood Age: 28 Record: 12-3-0 Fort Hood, TX Twitter: @rightfight170

Dom O'Grady Age: 31 Record: 15-5-1 Detroit, MI Twitter: @Dom_OGrady

Jacob Ortiz Age: 31 Record: 8-4-0 San Manuel, AZ Twitter: @KobeTheStunna

Josh Quayhagen Age: 26 Record: 6-1-0 Lake Charles, LA Twitter: @JoshQuayhagen

Joe Riggs Age: 30 Record: 39-14-0 Phoenix, AZ Twitter: @DIESELRIGGSMMA

Eric Scallan Age: 27 Record: 11-4-0 Lafayette, LA Twitter: @EricScallan

Cristiano Souza Age: 30 Record: 5-0-0 Salvador, Bahia, Brazil Twitter: @SouzaSoldierBoy

Brendan Tierney Age: 37 Record: 10-5-0 Queens, NY Twitter: @Tiny_Shorts

Bryan Travers Age: 29 Record: 13-3-0 Bakersfield, CA Twitter: @BryanTravers

Andy Uhrich Age: 27 Record: 8-3-0 Gering, NE Twitter: @stunneruhrich

Tim Welch Age: 22 Record: 8-4-0 Great Falls, MT Twitter: @TimWelchMT

Cole Williams Age: 30 Record: 5-1-0 Darian, WI Twitter: @havocole

Joe Williams Age: 27 Record: 7-1-0 Tustin, CA Twitter: @jawmma

Artenas Young Age: 32 Record: 9-5-0 Houston, TX Twitter: @MachineGunYoung

The series will delve into the fighters' personal stories for a glimpse into the often arduous journey that led them to "Fight Master." Viewers will get to know the man behind the fighter, and follow them on their quest for victory. Despite their wide variety of ethnic and economic backgrounds, these fighters all share the same goal - to learn from the sport's finest trainers and earn a spot in the Bellator tournament.

Spike TV will telecast 10 one-hour episodes of "Fight Master: Bellator MMA." Production begins in early February in Louisiana. Two of television's most acclaimed producers, eight-time Emmy(R) Award-winner Bertram van Munster and Elise Doganieri of Profiles Television Productions, the visionaries behind "The Amazing Race," serve as Executive Producers. Andrea Richter serves as Executive Producer as well and Sharon Levy, Executive Vice President, Original Programming, Spike TV, and Tim Duffy, Senior Vice President, Original Programming, Spike TV, and Christopher Martello, Vice President, Sports and Specials, Spike TV, will oversee the project for the network.

About Spike:

Spike is available in 98.7 million homes and is a division of Viacom Media Networks. A unit of Viacom (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB), Viacom Media Networks is one of the world's leading creators of programming and content across all media platforms. Spike's Internet address is www.spike.com.





  [may 2013]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
   


· FIGHT MASTER: BELLATOR MMA (SPIKE TV)





[05/27/16 - 10:31 AM]
AMC Is Now Home to Five of the Top 10 Shows on Cable TV and Two of the Top Three Cable Premieres This Television Season
AMC spins the numbers for the season to date.

[05/27/16 - 10:07 AM]
Pittsburgh Penguins Host San Jose Sharks in Game 1 of Stanley Cup Final Monday, May 30 - Memorial Day - at 8 P.M. ET on NBC
The Sharks advanced to their first Stanley Cup Final in franchise history with a 5-2 win in Game 6 of the Western Conference Final vs. St. Louis, while Pittsburgh advanced with a 2-1 win in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Final against the Tampa Bay Lightning.

[05/27/16 - 08:28 AM]
Night 1 of "500 Questions" Dominates Its Thursday Unscripted Competition
ABC spins the numbers for Thursday, May 26.

[05/27/16 - 08:23 AM]
NBC's "The Red Nose Day Special" Draws a 0.6/2 and 2.155 Million Viewers Overall
NBC spins the numbers for Thursday, May 26.

[05/27/16 - 07:11 AM]
Destination America Steps Into the Darkest Town in America in the All-New Series "Ghosts of Shepherdstown"
The six-part series launches Sunday, June 12 at 10:00/9:00c on the cable channel.

[05/27/16 - 06:00 AM]
2nd Annual Red Nose Day Raises Over $31.5 Million for Kids in Need, Over 70 Stars Join NBC for Live Charity Event "The Red Nose Day Special"
Elton John, Julia Roberts, Jack Black, Ellen DeGeneres, Tracy Morgan, Blake Shelton, Will Ferrell and Zac Efron were among the many celebrities who appeared in the live, two-hour charity television event.

[05/26/16 - 03:11 PM]
ITV and Hulu Commission Exciting Eight-Part Drama Series "Harlots"
Acclaimed actresses Samantha Morton, Lesley Manville and Jessica Brown Findlay are set to star in the series, which will be produced by Monumental Pictures.

[05/26/16 - 02:37 PM]
"Comedy Bang! Bang!" Gets "Weird" with a One-Week Free Preview of This Season's Premiere Episode
IFC is previewing the first episode of this upcoming season free on IFC.com, through the IFC mobile app, On Demand and wherever the internet lives one week before it premieres on IFC on Friday, June 3.

[05/26/16 - 02:32 PM]
"Brett Gelman's Dinner in America" Special Premieres Friday, July 1st at Midnight (ET/PT) on Adult Swim
The premise is simple: A roundtable discussion in which Brett attempts to engage four distinguished actors - Loretta Devine, Shareeka Epps, Joe Morton and Mack Wilds - in an open forum on racism.

[05/26/16 - 01:43 PM]
AMC.com Releases the Director's Commentary on the "Preacher" Pilot
Series executive producers and directors Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg give viewers an exclusive inside look at the premiere episode.

[05/26/16 - 12:52 PM]
CBS to Finish "Angel from Hell," "Rush Hour" Runs on Saturday Nights
Look for the former to return on Saturday, July 2 while the latter will resume on Saturday, July 23.

[05/26/16 - 12:41 PM]
Video: Showtime(R) Drops the New Trailer for Its Music Series "Roadies," The First Original Series from Oscar(R) Winner Cameron Crowe
The series gives an insider's look at the reckless, romantic, funny and often poignant lives of a committed group of roadies who live for music and the de facto family they've formed along the way.

[05/26/16 - 12:07 PM]
Michael Bloom Joins TBS & TNT as Senior Vice President of Unscripted Series and Specials
Most recently, Bloom was instrumental in forging the architecture for ELeague, the new eSports co-venture between Turner and WME | IMG.

[05/26/16 - 12:03 PM]
Kobe Bryant Named "Athlete of the Decade" by Spike TV
Spike TV proudly honors the Lakers' iconic superstar with its first ever "Athlete of the Decade" award to be presented at the network's 10th Annual "Guys Choice" event.

[05/26/16 - 12:02 PM]
WGN America's "Outsiders" Star David Morse Throws Out First Pitch at the Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Arizona Diamondbacks Game, In Celebration of the Start of Production on the Hit Series' Season Two
Morse's first pitch comes on the heels of Pittsburgh Mayor William Peduto declaring Wednesday, May 18 "Outsiders Day," with a proclamation ceremony at City Hall.