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AXN turns on the heat with 'Fight Night'

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MUMBAI: The action oriented AXN has launched a block Fight Night, every Wednesday from 9 pm to 11 pm. This will feature reality martial arts and boxing.

The two shows that will air are the boxing based reality show The Contender Season 2 which will air the same day as it does in the US and the first season of The Ultimate Fighter.

AXN country manager Sunder Aaron says, "What Indian viewers will appreciate about these two new shows is that they are as real as the Zidane head butt! These are not trained actors, but real fighters and boxers competing in real combat for the ultimate prize!

"Watching sports with friends is the new lifestyle trend in India, and AXN will be meeting viewers' needs with two great shows on Fight Night. All on one night, starting 19 July, we are proud to bring our viewers the Contender Season 2, followed by the premiere of The Ultimate Fighter, an extreme sport reality series not for the faint-hearted!"

On The Contender, boxing legend Sugar Ray Leonard plays mentor to 16 boxers handpicked from all over America. They will fight for a dream career and a million dollars. The show takes viewers into each of the boxer's personal victories and trials, exposes their ambition and drive while still touching hearts and making the competition about more than just boxing.

The Ultimate Fighter is a reality series-extreme sports genre. In Las Vegas,16 young men from all over America to compete for a highly coveted Ultimate Fighting Championship contract.

The fighters are trained by UFC legends Randy "The Natural" Couture and Chuck "The Iceman" Liddell in a wide array of diverse martial arts, including wrestling, boxing, kickboxing, judo and karate,. The show separates the men from the boys with all the blood, sweat and tears televised for all to see. The Ultimate Fighter represents the true spirit of the sport with all the real fights and real action unlike other shows on Indian television.

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