Felice Herrig and her upcoming reality show, “Ultimate Women’s Combat,” will air on a major network. You can watch it on NBC, which is WMAQ-TV channel 5 locally here in Chicago. According to the press release the show will air later this year or early 2010. Click in to read the entire announcement, and check back with Chicago’s MMA for more of the L’il Bulldog’s video blogs.
Ultimate Women’s Combat Press Release
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, Strike Force
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 Clothing, Tussle Fight Gear, Super Body Care, U.K. Cage Warriors, HGH Infusion, Bas
Rutten’s Elite MMA and Dojo Fight Gear.