MMA Fight Academy
A new pathway for future champions
Available as: Co-production, distribution and live broadcast
MMA fight academy is an all in one one elite MMA athlete career development and management program, where fighters are paid to live and train at the MMA fight academy facility in San Diego California. They will benefit from coaching by some of the best coaches in the MMA world, including head coach Marc Fiore who has coached UFC champions Matt Hughes and Robbie Lawler.
Once they have made the 20 man roster in the academy, their career development will be managed by Cage Warriors president Graham Boylan who manages a number of UFC fighters including Paddy Pimblett and Molly McCaan.
The athletes journey into and throughout the academy is documented as an unscripted TV series that culminates in a live fight event to determine whether they get to keep their place in the academy roster, and win a professional contract with an international MMA promotion.
Shortly after announcement of the program, over 680 fighters registered to attend the trials in Bali, London and San Diego.
In Bali the coaching team selected 13 prospects including interesting characters such as Ronald Siahaan, an Indonesian special forces soldier with a 6-0 records, Reinaldo Kasibuan a truck driver and debt collector who holds a 4-2 record, and Jovidon Kojaev, a Vietnam based Tajikistani fighter with a 3-1 record who previously held security jobs in Russia before mysteriously moving to Ho Chi Minh city.
In the London trials the coaching team selected 11 fighters including Liverpudlian Francis Breen who cornered Molly McCaan in her US debut at Madison Square Garden, Jimmy Quinn a former dancer from Dagenham and Italian Edoardo Caiazza, one of the best prospects in Italy with an undefeated 3-0 record who got into MMA after being bullied at school and picked up boxing for self-defense.
US trial is scheduled to be held in March.