Randy Couture, Greg Jackson, Frank Shamrock and Joe Warren to Train Up-and-Coming Mixed Martial Arts Fighters in "Fight Master:

     Randy Couture, Greg Jackson, Frank Shamrock and Joe Warren to Train
  Up-and-Coming Mixed Martial Arts Fighters in "Fight Master: Bellator MMA"

New Spike Series Showcases the Quest of 32 Fighters in Pursuit of a Slot In a
Bellator MMA Tournament

PR Newswire

NEW YORK, Feb. 5, 2013

NEW YORK, Feb. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Spike TV and Bellator MMA have gathered
together some of the biggest names in the sport of mixed martial arts to serve
as coaches and trainers for the new reality series, "Fight Master: Bellator
MMA," premiering this summer. Randy Couture, Greg Jackson, Frank Shamrock,
and Joe Warren will helm four separate fight camps for 32 up-and-coming
fighters looking to fight their way into the Bellator tournament and a
$100,000 cash prize.

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The announcement was made today at a press conference in Los Angeles by Spike
President Kevin Kay and Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney.

The 32 fighters, competing for a spot in the welterweight (170lb) tournament
in the Fall of 2013, 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 premiere will feature 8
qualifying fights with each subsequent episode showcasing at least one fight.
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.

"As the fighters' control their own destiny, they will need to utilize
strategy in and out of the cage if they want to succeed and advance each
week," said Sharon Levy, Executive Vice President, Original Series, Spike TV.
"The stakes are high and the wrong decision, whether it is picking an opponent
you don't match up well against or a coach and fight camp that you don't work
well with, can mean all the difference."

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. These determined contestants come from all parts of the country with
a wide variety of ethnic and economic backgrounds. However, they 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® 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 Levy and Tim Duffy, Senior Vice President,
Original Programming, Spike TV, will oversee the project for the network.

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