TUF: India official for 2013 debut

source: mmajunkie.com

UFC officials today announced that the promotion has partnered with India's SONY SIX to produce "The Ultimate Fighter: India," which will air on the channel in 2013.

"We are very excited to partner with SIX as the UFC expands into India," UFC CEO Lorenzo Fertitta stated. "We look forward to working with them to not only further expand the UFC's fanbase [in India] but also to find and develop local talent and, ultimately, bring regular live events to India."

SIX, which was launched earlier this year, is already home to UFC programming in India and airs live events and specialty programming such "Countdown,' "Primetime" and "UFC Unleashed."

SIX executives hope the new series will further expand their audience.

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kwnel2178 site profile image  

9/12/12 10:16 PM by kwnel2178

I didn't know Arianny's boyfriend was on a game show.

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9/12/12 9:47 AM by Upperbutt

Hehe, yeah i watched the first 2 eps.Couldn't watch more,the "fighters" on that show are so bad i felt like i was watching paralympics mma. I doubt they went looking for top talent but if they did and that is what they found..Good luck Joe silva.

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9/12/12 9:18 AM by frederic

Can't wait to watch them pissing in each other's curries.

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9/12/12 8:34 AM by UGCTT_THE Kevin Chandler

 No one's gonna mention SFL Challengers?  I'm not saying it because they're competition.  I'm saying it because (IMO) that show pretty much unequivocally proved that India talent is NOT ready for a TUF yet.   They were still teaching these people triangle chokes and "ground and pound" as moves, I'm really surprised that the UFC thinks they're going to be able to pull some top contender fighters out of India right now, I would've guessed maybe 2015, not 2013 (give the sport of mma some time to gain traction).  But hey, what do I know?

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9/12/12 7:12 AM by spliff

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9/12/12 7:02 AM by Bobby Lupo

Can we set up a paypal to get Ashgar a ticket to India and make the dream of Ashgar-Franklin one step closer to reality.I hope that this will not conflict with Dehghai's TUF: Iran like Raw and Nitro

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9/12/12 5:57 AM by Fearless Winker

 The contender

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9/12/12 5:50 AM by junon

holy crap the UFC IS DONE!

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9/12/12 5:28 AM by SlyStallowned

So the UFC is creating a 75lbs weightclass?

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9/12/12 4:41 AM by Fearless Winker

 That place will not produce a UFC caliber fighter in our life time or that of our children unless he is a hybrid. 2nd largest population on earth (Arguably the largest) and they placed 55th at the olympics. That said if this market means more money for the fighters be they brazillian, North American, east asian or other then great!