The Fighter

The Fighter starts on SABC3 Saturday at 21:00

An MMA revolution on the African continent is about to take place. TF1 – The Fighter, EFC’s new reality TV show, premieres globally on October 14th.  

Shot on location in a villa in Johannesburg, South Africa, 10 of the best undefeated middleweight prospects from around the world live together, train together, and fight against each other in a quest to win the ultimate prize - a six-figure contract plus a guaranteed shot at EFC gold.

Notorious EFC superstars Demarte Pena and Irshaad Sayed take the role of rival coaches, feeding the fire of their own feud as their teams’ battle each other week by week.

Debuting this Saturday, 14 October 2017, the series presents a new hour long episode each week for nine weeks, building to the grand finale on 16 December, live from the prestigious Time Square Sun Arena, Menlyn Maine, Pretoria.

Where to watch:

Africa – Kwesé Prime

South Africa – SABC 3

Global – TBA

Saturday 14 October, 21:00 (CAT)


About TF1 – The Fighter

‘The Fighter’ is a ten-part reality TV series, presented by Constantia Insurance, featuring undefeated MMA middleweight 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 the massive prize, but the opportunity to be coached and mentored by two of EFC’s best athletes.

Coached by undefeated reigning bantamweight champion, Demarte ‘The Wolf’ Pena, and interim bantamweight champion Irshaad ‘White Tiger’ Sayed, the ten athletes are split into two teams, Team Pena and Team Sayed. The two coaches will face each other at the grand finale on 16 December to be aired live, globally.

Following the massive success of MMA reality programmes globally, The Fighter will be 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 Pena claiming the orange kit and Team Sayed the blue.

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