The first episode of a new Mixed Martial Arts talent search launched by MMA TV’s Founder and CEO Siju Roseje is being broadcast next week.
Find A Star, premiering on MMA TV on Monday 24th January at 8pm, will follow the progress of 20 contestants who were shortlisted after a nationwide appeal for promising fighters who haven’t entered the ring before. The candidates will complete a set training programme before competing in a series of Bootcamps under the watchful eye of the judges joining Roseje; UAE Warriors Heavyweight Champion Chi Lewis-Parry, KSW fighter Jason “the assassin” Radcliffe, Oktagon MMA’s Alex Lahore and Prim3’s Matt Carroll.
The winners of MMA TV’s Find A Star contest will receive a lucrative multi-fight contract with promoters Prim3, star in a Prime3 fly-on-the-wall documentary series building up to their bouts, a long-term contract with Mogul Management, and a one year sponsorship deal with RDX Sports.
Britain’s UAE Warriors Heavyweight Champion Chi Lewis-Parry commented: “Mixed Martial Arts is really on the map now so we’re launching Find A Star to enable someone new to break onto the fight scene and follow in my footsteps to the top. These fighters don’t have any pro experience but they’re really hungry for the prize and the contest is very tough, the five episodes will make exciting viewing.”
The 20 shortlisted contenders include a care worker from Walsall, a horse groom from Huntingdon and an electrician from Plymouth. Throughout the contest they will need to demonstrate their skills in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Boxing, Muay Thai, Kick Boxing, Cardio and Strength & Conditioning.
MMA TV founder and Find A Star judge Siju Roseje commented: “It will be a hard process for these talented fighters to make it to the final so they’d better impress and grab this rare opportunity with both hands. We’re looking for well-rounded fighters with big personalities who can deliver in the cage and, judging by what we’ve seen so far, the fight to the top will be fierce!”
Viewers in 100 million homes can now access MMA TV from their televisions, as well as their smart phones and tablets. The channel has recently signed multi-year partnerships with Samsung TV Plus and new channels from LG, Philips, Sharp, Huawei, Rakuten and Plex. More than 30 million people have been streaming world class fights across MMA TV’s pay per view, subscription and social channels. The channel has exclusive rights to stream ONE Championship and PFL in the UK.
Siju Roseje launched MMA TV to provide a platform for the top MMA talent to showcase their skills and attract investment and promotional partners to themselves and the industry. For more information please visit www.mmatv.com