Partnering with reality producers, SIC Entertainment (producers of SA Idols), EFC is spreading the net across the world to find the perfect 16 middleweight contestants to compete in the first season of the reality show, known as TF1 (The Fighter season 1).
Joined by EFC stars, and under the coaching mentorship of two famous EFC rivals, the athletes will be divided into two teams of eight. Over nine weeks, one by one, team members will cut weight and step into the Hexagon to face each other, until only two remain.
The last two men will battle it out in the ultimate showdown in the live season finale. In the 3-hour live culmination of TF1, the rival coaches will also face each other in the Hexagon in front of thousands of fans to finally put the animosity to rest.
“Creating an MMA reality series showcasing the lives of these incredible athletes was always a definite,” said EFC president Cairo Howarth.
“Africa as a whole has made the sport of MMA its own. The time is right to show the world what it takes for these athletes to become champions.”