Mixed Martial Arts series solidifies Bodog.com's stature as a leader in mainstream digital entertainment
August 28, 2006 – Hungry to release its highly anticipated Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) reality series, BodogFight, digital entertainment powerhouse Bodog.com has wrapped filming in the jungles of Central America and the debut episode of the action-packed weekly series is scheduled to air September 12 on Men's Network, a Dish Network satellite channel, and online at Bodog.TV.
In an onslaught of head-to-head bouts, Bodog.com's billionaire Founder, Calvin Ayre, has set the stage for the toughest fighters in the world to showcase their talents. In the eight-episode series, seven elite modern-day American warriors will earn the right to represent the United States. As part of "Team America", the seven fighters will square off against members of the Russian Red Devil Sports Club, which is known for its fierce roster that includes world champion heavyweight Fedor Emelianenko. This USA vs. Russia grudge match will be broadcast live on pay-per-view in November and will include 3 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 all through the eyes of BodogFight's special agents – rock phenomenon Bif Naked in the United States and her beautiful Russian counterpart Natalia Vilakova. 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.
"As each episode of BodogFight airs, viewers are going witness firsthand why we are emerging as a dominant force in mainstream digital entertainment," says Calvin Ayre, creator of a number of reality television series and Founder of Bodog.com Entertainment Group. "The footage capturing the lives, personalities and grueling training regimens of each athlete can only be described as raw and riveting. Bodog has captured the essence of Mixed Martial Arts as a sport and lifestyle for the world to see."
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 Bodog.TV 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 No. 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 each year. Bodog.com Entertainment Group also 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 email@example.com. BODOG is a registered trademark of Bodog Entertainment Group S.A.