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Girls, Guts and Glory Take to the Ring in Oxygen's Reality Series Fight Girls
The eight one hour episodes place the women in Sin City where two girls battle in elimination fights in front of a live Las Vegas crowd each week determining who earns the right to fight in Thailand.

[via press release from Oxygen]



Oxygen Follows Ten American Female Fighters Battling for the World Muay Thai Championships; Series Premieres Tuesday, June 12th at 10:30 PM*


NEW YORK, May 18, 2007 � Take ten beautiful girls, five grueling fights, one master Muay Thai trainer and unlimited perseverance and what do you get? -- Oxygen's newest reality series Fight Girls. Premiering Tuesday, June 12th at 10:30 pm*, 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 Muay Thai guru Master Toddy, a champion and Thai native, ten women fight for the opportunity to travel to Thailand and compete in the country's historic sport also known as Thai Boxing.

The eight one hour episodes place the women in Sin City where two girls battle in elimination fights in front of a live Las Vegas crowd each week determining who earns the right to fight in Thailand. Living together in a Vegas mansion, the fighters are put through extreme physical training but also the emotional challenges they deal with day to day. Within the seven week challenge, the girls experience everything from relationship break-ups, morale-busting injuries, roommate confrontations to wedding planning.

The series is based on the Fight Girls reality movie that aired on Oxygen last year in which Master Toddy hand-picked three women to compete in Thailand. The fighters, facing more than they anticipated, returned to the U.S. bloodied, battered and defeated. Two of the experienced fighters from the movie impart their wisdom to this season's fighters each week as they prepare for their elimination fights.

"The Fight Girls are ultimate Oxygen women -- they kick butt and strive for their very best. We saw with the movie that courage, strength and resilience is what Fight Girls is all about," says Debby Beece, President of Programming & Marketing, Oxygen. "Now we have the chance to get a more in-depth look at these women and see that it's not just about the competition, but also about the turbulent journey it takes to get there."

Fight Girls gives an inside look into the rise of women who practice martial arts in the United States � with the numbers of frequent participants increasing 115% from 2002 to 2004 for women 18-24 years old.**

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 series 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.

About Oxygen Media

Oxygen, the only cable network owned and operated by women, is currently available in over 71 million homes. The network was launched in 2000 to fill a void in the television landscape -- creating a network targeted to younger women. Oxygen is rewriting the rulebook for women's television, with a vast array of unconventional and original programming including The Janice Dickinson Modeling Agency, The Bad Girls Club and Campus Ladies. Geraldine Laybourne, the network's founder, Chairman and CEO, has led the company to be a strong advocate for women. Through programs like The Mentor's Walk, Oxygen's national program for bringing along the next generation, and "Who Cares About Girls," Oxygen's new documentary series -- Oxygen is creating The New Girls Network.

*All Times ET/PT

** National Sporting Goods Association

  [may 2007]  


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