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PostPosted: Thu May 21, 2009 1:29 pm 
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Ultimate Women’s Combat Press Release
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May 20, 2009 – Los Angeles: Lyle Howry Productions in partnership with Momentum Entertainment & Sports Network is proud to announce the syndication of Ultimate Women’s Combat (working title). Executive Producers are Lyle Howry, Dallas Tanner, and Jeff Rice. This reality based television show will be syndicated by Momentum Entertainment & Sports Network. The show will be broadcast over NBC stations and affiliates throughout the United States. Other network affiliated stations and station groups will also be included in the airing of the show. With an anticipated premiere in late 2009 or early 2010, the show is expected to reach over 60 Million households in top markets throughout the U.S.



Ultimate Women’s Combat is a television show that focuses on 16 female Mixed Martial Arts fighters as they attempt to make a name for themselves in the rough and tumble world of professional cage fighting. Many of these combatants have been connected to male fighters and trainers their entire careers. It’s now time for them to step out of the shadows and into the fire! Throughout the show the audience will get to know these warriors not only as fighters but as women who have lives, responsibilities and experiences that extend beyond the cage. Ultimate Women’s Combat will delve deep into the lives of these women pulling from them the most intriguing details of what makes a female fighter. The weekly challenges will have the girls working closely with nationally recognized organizations to make the public aware of issues that have impacted our communities and the women themselves. Make no mistake, this is a fight show and there will be fights! At the end of the season the winners of the tournament will receive a major contract from a partnered fighting promotion. Ultimate Women’s Combat is not a fighting promotion and the creators do not intend to promote fights under the Ultimate Women’s Combat banner.



Bas Rutten and Maxim 100 model, Joanna Krupa will play hosts to the show. Also featured as coaches are #1 ranked fighter, Tara LaRosa, U.K. fighting sensation Rosi Sexton, StrikeForce contender Cristiane "Cyborg" Santos and Jiu-jitsu legend Cesar Gracie. The 16 female fighters include Felice Herrig, Angela Magana, Angela Hayes, Melissa Steele, Roxy Richardson, Lauren Sugahara, Kerry Vera, Michelle Vera, Moroeles Coenen, Casey Noland, Molly Helsel, Vanessa Mariscal, Jessica Aguilar, Martha Benavides, and Kate McGray (fight roster subject to change).



Lyle Howry of Lyle Howry Productions would like to thank the following sponsors for their continual support throughout Ultimate Women’s Combat tryout’s and preliminary events: Self Defined Fitness, Tussle Fight Gear, Super Body Care, U.K. Cage Warriors, HGH Infusion, Bas Rutten's Elite MMA and Dojo Fight Gear.

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PostPosted: Thu May 21, 2009 2:32 pm 
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I might add that not only are some of these women impressive in action, and quite lovely out of the ring. They are well rounded. For example, Rosi Sexton is a Cambridge graduate with a PhD in computer Science

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Rosie Sexton

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Rosi Sexton vs Debi Purcell

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Cristiane "Cyborg" Santos

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PostPosted: Thu May 21, 2009 3:20 pm 
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'Expected to reach over 60 million households.'

I wonder...who will be watching? My husband, thinking I might be interested, recently had me tune in and watch a female MMA bout. It didn't interest me...there was a mental disconnect between what I do and what they do. I don't care to watch MMA at all for the same reason.

Hubby recently told me about another show, something about vikings matched up with samurai. I asked, quite reasonably to my way of thinking, 'Will I get to see real fighting'? He couldn't stop laughing. It struck him as funny that I wasn't interested in a discussion of the physics, of intelligent 'guessing' about who would win with weapons involved.


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Harlan,
you actually touch on one of the reasons I posted this. On the one hand, I like the fact that female MMA fighters are getting some attention for thier skills and thier back story. I also thought some of the stills from the actual matches were impressive.

On the other hand, I was a bit annoyed that in pulling images for this post, I had to weed through a lot of publicity stills of them made up to be sexy, uber-pretty, etc. ( GRRR)

On the other hand (ok, we're up to three, but you get my point), I'm not training for competition with anyone but myself, and this seems disconnected from my world to a point.

and on the fourth hand...(apologies to Kali) will this help women fighters be taken more seriously or simply be a thrill for the curious

As you can see, I'm a bit torn on whether this is good or not. I am leaning toward the good, because I think, whether I personally want to watch or not, I think it is good for female MAs to be seen as more than just pretty little flowers that fly through the trees. IMHO, Variety is good for science, society, and life in general.

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Interesting post, if not outside of my ken. I hope other women will share their views...as a forum is usually the closest I come to meeting another female MAist.

More power to the women that wish to compete in these various venues. I understand the need to compete, but disagree with most organized sport as I suspect the engine driving it is $$$. Legal and illegal.


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