Thursday, March 8, 2007

Fight Girls - Press Release



Oxygen Follows Ten American Female Fighters Battling for the World Muay Thai Championships; Filming begins March 17th at the Las Vegas Sports Arena**

Las Vegas, Nevada (March 8, 2007) – They strive for guts, grit and glory – they are "Fight Girls", Oxygen’s new 8 week reality series which begins filming in Las Vegas on March 17th.

The series kicks off at the Las Vegas Sport Center in which the original "Fight Girls" (Ariana Ramirez, Kourtney McCarty and Las Vegas native; Lisa King) from the Oxygen Networks original movie "Fight Girls" (August 2006) will rematch their Thai opponents for the ten new "Fight Girls" to see.**. Tickets for these fights are on sale now $25.00 for General, $50.00 for Ringside, and $100.00 for VIP. You can call 866-273-7469 or 702-433-7000 to reserve your tickets today.

"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. Trained by and hand-picked by Muay Thai guru Master Toddy, a Muay Thai champion and Thai native, five women are chosen to travel to Thailand to compete in the country’s historic sport also known as Thai Boxing.

The eight-week series (set to air summer 2007) reveals the un-expected faces of those who compete in the deadliest form of martial arts. Behind the gloves and bruises are attractive mothers, brides-to-be and high-level executives. As the training intensifies, so does the toll on their personal lives exposing the emotional battles of these powerhouse fighters.

Once the five best fighters reach Thailand, they are confronted with the reality of their pursuit by witnessing just how protective their Thai competitors are of their national sport and the disdain they hold for American women – believing they hold the exclusive right to victory. “American women are beautiful,” they say, “but not strong.” Master Toddy rallies each woman to believe in herself and to prove to him they have the “lion heart” – the determination to train hard and conquer their fear in the ring.

“Courage, strength and resilience is what "Fight Girls" is all about,” says Debby Beece, President of Programming & Marketing, for Oxygen. “These fighters are the ultimate Oxygen woman -- they kick butt and strive for their very best. It’s not just about the competition, it’s the emotional story about women who confront their inner-most demons.”

"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 special 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.

Contact: Lisa King

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