"Fight Factory" is scheduled to begin August 15 at 10 pm ET/PT. The two hour pilot features well-known UFC and Strikeforce fighters. Each week, fans will see the behind-the-scenes action and drama of the fighters who train at Javier Mendez's AKA gym.Reality TV from Javier Mendez's famous AKA Gym
A new reality show for MMA fans? That's exciting news--except for the fact that it will be shown on yet another TV channel that is not offered by my cable company. Programming on NuVoTV is designed to appeal to an American-Latino audience. But "Fight Factory", featuring Mexican-American UFC fighter, Cain Velasquez, will appeal to MMA fans worldwide.
Fight Factory on nuvoTV
AKA stands for American Kick-boxing Academy. Javier and his team transform "great wrestlers into great fighters." The two hour pilot features UFC and Strikeforce fighters who train at AKA. Here's a preview: "The Greatest MMA TV show in history" video
This show differs from "The Ultimate Fighter" series by focusing on fighters who are already famous and seasoned. Fans are invited to see what life is really like for professional MMA fighters. The behind the scenes format is certain to appeal to people who already love MMA.
Based on what I've seen in the sneak peak videos, many people who weren't interested in mixed martial arts are going to get interested because of the personal stories being shared.
From the website, "On 'Fight Factory', viewers will witness the fighters' grueling training, personal struggles and victories, immense camaraderie and never-before-seen personal moments, offering insight into what it takes to chase the dream of becoming one of the world's greatest MMA athletes."
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Fighters who train at AKA
Cain Velasquez: former UFC Heavyweight Champion. Cain's most recent fight was a bloody battle ending in a victory over Antonio "Big Foot" Silva at UFC 146.
Jon Fitch: valiant UFC fighter, whose journey towards a UFC championship title fight was featured in a documentary called, "Such Great Heights".
Daniel Cormier: Olympic wrestler and now, Strikeforce heavyweight champion, most recently defeated veteran, Josh Barnett to win the title. Daniel's professional MMA record stands at 10 wins and no losses.
Josh Koscheck: UFC fighter who appeared on the first season of "The Ultimate Fighter". His next fight is scheduled for UFC 151 in Las Vegas on September 1st against Jake Ellenberger, a heavy-handed striker.
Phil Baroni: is currently preparing for his next fight on August 31 against Rodrigo Robeiro at One FC 5 in the Phillipines.
About nuvoTV"Fight Factory" looks interesting. I would definitely watch it...if I had nuvoTV. Do you have nuvoTV?
Here's the description for nuvoTV from their website: "nuvoTV (mynuvoTV.com) is the first and only English language television network created for American bi-cultural Latinos aged 18-49. Vibrant, bold and driven, nuvoTV embodies the spirit and lifestyle of today's bi-cultural Latinos. From lifestyle and comedy to music and movies, our unique line-up showcases compelling, original programming for the under-served bi-cultural Latino audience."
Source: Sherdog.com and mynuvotv.com
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Cheryl Ragsdale started out boxing and has added kicks and BJJ so she can practice MMA. Currently, she trains with Keith Florian and has trained with UFC Fighter Kenny Florian at Florian Martial Arts - follow @thatgirlisfunny