Spike TV is partnering with Bellator Fighting Championships
for a reality show based on the mixed martial arts league from The Amazing Race creator Bertram van
The one-hour series will premiere on the network in 2013,
the same year that Bellator Fighting Championships moves to Spike TV from MTV2
"The concept of this ground-breaking new series will broadly
appeal to not only mixed martial arts fans, but to reality show enthusiasts as
well," said Sharon Levy, Spike TV's executive VP of original programming.
Spike previously aired 14 seasons of the MMA reality series The Ultimate Fighter when it held the TV
rights to the Ultimate Fighting Championship. Both UFC and the series moved to
FX in 2012.