Spike TV will debut its Bellator reality show on Wednesday night, after the fight card headlined by "King Mo" Lawal's bout with Seth Petruzelli. In "Fight Master," fighters are competing for $100,000 and a spot in Bellator's next tourney. If you think that sounds like "The Ultimate Fighter," the UFC's reality show that launched on Spike before heading to FX, the similarities end there.
This show has a feel to it more like NBC's hit singing show, "The Voice." Bellator champ Joe Warren, UFC Hall of Famer Randy Couture, UFC pioneer Frank Shamrock and trainer extraordinaire Greg Jackson will all serve as coaches. After fighting in preliminary fights, the fighters and coaches go through a process that reminds me of sorority rush. Fighters and coaches pick each other, and the camp process starts after the camps are picked.