Full Metal Dojo to start airing on True Sport 6 starting June 9th!
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So if you didn't know by now, Full Metal Dojo will be broadcasting on True Sport starting next Thursday, 9th June! Huge news for fans of Thailand's #1 MMA promotion!
Founded by Jon Nutt, the Full Metal Dojo team aims to follow in the footsteps of other pro organizations by providing a professional platform on which upcoming MMA fighters based in Thailand can put their skills to the test.
It’s no secret that Muay Thai is the most effective striking discipline in Mixed Martial Arts and for years, many pro MMA athletes have visited the country to hone their striking skills. Now with world class MMA gyms opening up all over the country, there’s even more opportunity for fighters to train in all aspects of the game, be it Wrestling, Brazilian Jujitsu, or Muay Thai. Since a large majority of Thai fighters have been training for many years, and many have fights into the 100’s, it’s clear that once they can add some effective ground skills, the most talented Thai fighters can dominate MMA in their respective weightlcass. And that’s one thing FMD hopes to build; Thai MMA fighters who progress to the international stage.
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Here’s the official Press Release Announcing FMD TV Show on True Sport 6:
Full Metal Dojo is pleased to announce that all of its past and future FMD Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) events will soon be broadcast on TrueVisions; True Sport Channel 6 (TVS 685), to over 10 million True Digital HD subscribing households in Thailand.
As well as putting Full Metal Dojo on the same broadcast platform as the Champions League and NBA, FMD will be the first Thai MMA promotion ever to be aired on TV, as the sport booms in popularity across the Kingdom.
FMD’s old events (FMD1-10) will be broadcast in 3 seasons of 12 weekly 30-minute episodes, showing the full fights from every old FMD event. FMD’s upcoming events this year (from FMD11) will then appear in season 4 onwards.
That comes to 48 weeks of original Thai MMA content for the first 4 seasons of the show, which will keep old and new fans of MMA busy well into next year.
Season 1 premieres on Thursday, June 9th at the primetime slot of 7pm on True Sport Channel 6. Every episode will then be repeated twice a day, 14 times per week, before the next episode premieres every Thursday at 7pm.
The series will feature dual-language commentary options in Thai and English, featuring expert analysis from:
Thai Commentators: Shannon Wiratchai (ONE Championship MMA fighter) & Niti Techottiasnee (Thai BJJ [Brazilian jiu-jitsu] pioneer).
English Commentators: Jon Nutt (FMD founder) & Brandon Kesler (MMA fighter).
Nattida Ruongpongdit, from True Visions Sports Programming division announced: “The international platform of MMA has come to Thailand. Let’s enjoy the new exciting new experience of MMA with Full Metal Dojo’s TV series.”
Once the series premieres in Thailand, demand for the international TV rights for the series is expected to boom, with FMD’s unique branding and aesthetic style, alongside being the first MMA TV series from Thailand, one of the world’s leading combat sports nations.
One of Full Metal Dojo’s founding goals was to help the development of Thai fighters and the combat sports industry in Thailand, in turn fuelling the growth of sports tourism to the nation. By giving FMD’s fighters and their gyms greater national, and soon international, exposure from the series, the whole combat sports industry in Thailand has a larger platform from which to expand.
Full Metal Dojo (FMD) is Thailand’s top MMA Promotion, featuring the best up-and-coming Thai and international MMA fighters in the region. FMD is receiving global media coverage as MMA grows in Thailand.
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