The hype has been building since the first announcement of Season 2 of the hit reality show, The Fighter, was made. Now the world awaits the premiere of TF2 debuting on television on 26 April. The show pits 10 of the best female MMA flyweight prospects from around the world put up against each other.
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Sequestered in a penthouse at The Capital in Rosebank, Johannesburg, they lived together, trained together and competed against each other at the EFC Performance Institute for the ultimate prize: a six-figure contract and a guaranteed shot at the EFC women’s flyweight title.
A rivalry was sparked as EFC superstars Garreth McLellan and Brendan Lesar clashed, taking the reins as opposing coaches in the series. Over the 10 episodes, they prepared their hand-picked teams to compete against each other in a series of elimination fights, and ultimately face each other in the grand finale where the interim EFC middleweight title will be on the line.
While a new hour-long episode will be released each week, the grand finale will take place on 29 June where the two finalists and the two coaches will face each other in two epic fights which will be broadcast live on TV around the world.
Keep up to date with the action and drama by following the official hashtag: #TF2
SuperSport – SS 11 – Sub-Saharan Africa – Every Friday at 21:00
SABC SPORT – SABC 3 – South Africa – Every Saturday at 20:00
STV – Cameroon – Every Tuesday at 23:00
UBC – Uganda – Every Friday at 19:00
TV Zimbo – Angola Every Tuesday at 23:00
O2 – Czech Republic – see website for broadcasting schedule
Fightsports.tv – Where available – See website for broadcasting schedule
Iconic Sports TV – Where available – See website for broadcasting schedule.
About TF2 – The Fighter
‘The Fighter’ is a ten-part reality TV series, presented by Constantia Insurance, featuring top female flyweight prospects from around the world in a quest that ends with a six-figure prize contract and a guaranteed shot at EFC gold. Not only does the winner receive a massive prize, but the opportunity to be coached and mentored by two of EFC’s best athletes.
Coached by former EFC champ and former UFC middleweight, Garreth ‘Soldierboy’ McLellan, and undefeated TF1 winner, Brendan ‘Descendent’ Lesar, the ten athletes are split into two teams, Team Soldierboy and Team Lesar. The two finalists and the two coaches will face each other at the grand finale on 29 June to be broadcast live on TV around the world.
Following the massive success of MMA reality programmes globally, The Fighter is the first show of its kind produced in Africa, as well as the first to be broadcast to African audiences on free-to-air TV networks.
The Constantia Insurance colours of orange and blue have been chosen as the official team colours for the series, with Team Soldierboy claiming the orange kit and Team Lesar the blue.