Nobody’s really sure how Bellator’s new reality show Fight Master will play out to a national TV audience, but that answer should be known shortly. The show debuts today, June 19, following Bellator 96.
On the show, multi-time UFC champion Randy Couture plays the coaching role. The UFC hall of famer seems impressed by the 32 welterweights who took part in the show.
“I was very excited about the level of competition and the level of talent that we had involved in the show,” said Couture to MMA Weekly. “I was also very pleased with the direction of the show.”
The show starts with 32 fighters and is quickly cut in half via an elimination fight. The remaining 16 fighters then have the chance to select their own destiny as they pick their coach.
The other coaches include former UFC light heavyweight champion Frank Shamrock, trainer Greg Jackson and former Bellator featherweight champion Joe Warren.
The show debuts at 10 p.m. ET and runs for one hour. A replay will immediately follow at 11 p.m. ET.