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Fight Girls T.V. Show
« on: June 04, 2007, 03:38:05 PM »
GIRLS, GUTS AND GLORY TAKE TO THE RING IN OXYGEN'S
REALITY SERIES FIGHT GIRLS

Oxygen Follows Ten American Female Fighters Battling for the
World Muay Thai Championships; Series Premieres Tuesday, June 12th at 10:30 PM

     NEW YORK, NY-Take ten beautiful girls, five grueling fights, one master Muay Thai trainer and unlimited perseverance and what do you get? The Oxygen cable-TV channel's newest reality series, Fight Girls. Premiering Tuesday, June 12th at 10:30 pm (Eastern and Pacific time), Fight Girls chronicles ten tough female fighters who are out for the fight of their lives and attempt the impossible-to beat the best female fighters in the world in a battle for the World Muay Thai Championship in Thailand. Trained by Muay Thai guru Master Toddy, a champion and Thai native, ten women fight for the opportunity to travel to Thailand and compete in the country's historic sport also known as "Thai Boxing."
The eight one-hour episodes place the women in Las Vegas, where two girls battle in elimination fights in front of a live Las Vegas crowd each week determining who earns the right to fight in Thailand. Living together in a Vegas mansion, the fighters are put through extreme physical training, but also the emotional challenges they deal with day to day. Within the seven-week challenge, the girls experience everything from relationship break-ups, morale-busting injuries, roommate confrontations to wedding planning.
The series is based on the Fight Girls reality-movie pilot that aired on Oxygen last August in which Master Toddy hand-picked three women to compete in Thailand. The fighters, facing more than they anticipated, returned to the U.S. bloodied, battered and defeated. Two of the experienced fighters from the pilot impart their wisdom to this season's fighters each week as they prepare for their elimination fights.
?¢‚Ǩ?ìThe Fight Girls are ultimate Oxygen women -- they kick butt and strive for their very best. We saw with the movie that courage, strength and resilience is what Fight Girls is all about,?¢‚Ǩ¬ù says Debby Beece, President of Programming & Marketing, Oxygen. ?¢‚Ǩ?ìNow we have the chance to get a more in-depth look at these women and see that it's not just about the competition, but also about the turbulent journey it takes to get there.?¢‚Ǩ¬ù
Fight Girls gives an inside look into the rise of women who practice martial arts in the United States-with the numbers of frequent participants increasing 115% from 2002 to 2004 for women 18-24 years old, according to the National Sporting Goods Association.
     Fight Girls is executive produced by Scott Messick and Tom Weber of Mess Media. Their credits include Survivor, NASCAR Drivers: 360 and Pros vs. Joes. The series is managed by Senior Vice President Aaron Meyerson, Oxygen's SVP of Development and Production. Kristen Connolly Vadas, Oxygen's Vice President of Development West Coast, serves as the Executive in Charge.
About Oxygen Media
Oxygen, the only cable network owned and operated by women, is currently available in over 71-million homes. The network was launched in 2000 to fill a void in the television landscape- creating a network targeted to younger women. Oxygen is rewriting the rulebook for women's television, with a vast array of unconventional and original programming including Fight Girls.
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Re: Fight Girls T.V. Show
« Reply #1 on: July 11, 2007, 12:54:28 PM »
Awww.  I missed this show.  A YouTube search brings up a promo and a few excerpts. 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kIt2fzBqDGg

Has anyone found a full show posted ?
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Re: Fight Girls T.V. Show
« Reply #2 on: July 12, 2007, 11:53:15 AM »
I've been TIVOing it, pretty good stuff, they flash over the fights as usual .......the first time the had it last year was good, so I'm watching again.......it's 3 or 4 shows in
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Re: Fight Girls T.V. Show
« Reply #3 on: July 12, 2007, 12:33:22 PM »
I've been watching it. Great! My only complaint is that you don't get to see all 6 minutes of the fight. Of course, being a guy, I can do without the melodrama cat fights. I just want to see the training, philosophies and fights.
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Re: Fight Girls T.V. Show
« Reply #4 on: July 12, 2007, 03:23:29 PM »
Same feelings Rob
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Re: Fight Girls T.V. Show
« Reply #5 on: July 12, 2007, 05:13:46 PM »
I found the episodes 1-4 of the Fight Girls.   It's a decent show with the training and fights.  It's obvious why they don't show an entire fight.  Pretty much any stylized fighting looks the same after a a round or two, and the fights are better represented by pivotal moments.  They do show some training, and from a martial arts training perspective, I'm a bit bummed that the training is always zooming in to a body part.  The girls are putting in good training time, and so they should be shown respectfully.  The occasional flash to the Thai girls training is good touch, and I'm always curious to see the way the Thais train.   Overall, I'm glad the show exists.
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Re: Fight Girls T.V. Show
« Reply #6 on: July 12, 2007, 10:06:54 PM »
Awww.  I missed this show.  A YouTube search brings up a promo and a few excerpts. 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kIt2fzBqDGg

Has anyone found a full show posted ?


You can go to the show's website to view past episodes at http://www.oxygen.com/fightgirls/
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