With the rise of K1 and UFC capturing the hearts and imagination of millions of viewers around the world, The Challenger Muay Thai is set to bring the sporting experience to a whole new level!
The Challenger begins with 2 teams of 8 contestants,who will be selected from amongst the worlds most talented and fearsome fighters to battle each other in a series of elimination fights. The competition will be fierce, with not only The Challenger title belt up for grabs, but also $100,000 cash prize and a WMC officially sanctioned World Championship title. The winner of the series will come back to defend his title in the next season of the show.
In addition, the contestants will have the privilege of working under
the supervision of our celebrity mentor Stephan Fox, Vice President of The world Muay Thai Council, and his team of celebrity trainers Nugget and Clifton Brown.
Viewers will get to experience the sport of Muay Thai like never before – from the fighters perspective in the ring with a referee cam that brings them close to the action! The technical analysis of each fight by Stephan Fox and the trainers will give our viewers new insights into what it takes to be a world champion!
The Challenger combines the elements of reality, grueling training, drama and spectacular elimination fights in 12 one hour episodes, ending in a two hour spectacular season finale fight, where one fighter with go home with the ultimate prize and the title belt Guest fighters include the likes of world champion Yodsanklai and rival John Wayne Parr.SERIES STRUCTURE
12 x 1 hour episodes
1 x 2 hour live season finale
Asia Broadcast Platform:
AXN (22 countries, prime time with 2 repeats each week)
shooting on 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 21, 23, 26, 29 June and dan 2nd and 5th July