Bellator announces open tryouts for upcoming reality show

Bellator Fighting Championships announced today that an open tryout will be held in November to identify participants for a new reality series.

Although no details have been released about the show’s content or format, what we do know is that Bellator will be accepting video applications and observing open workouts for lightweight and welterweight fighters for a program that will air in 2013.

The tryout date is currently set for November 10th from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at American Top Team Gym in Coconut Creek, Florida and will be open to professional fighters, over age 21, with winning records of three wins or more.

The news comes fresh on the heels of Dana White’s post-UFC on FX media appearance, in which the UFC boss took aim at both Spike TV and rival promotion Bellator. White made numerous references to Spike TV’s lack of “hit” original programming and went as far as to offer media members in attendance up to $2,000 to name a high profile series on the network, aside from Zuffa’s own The Ultimate Fighter.

Today’s announcement may possibly signal the inception of a similarly formatted reality series, designed to supplant The Ultimate Fighter, which moved to FX as part of the UFC’s recent dealings with FOX Broadcasting.

Stay tuned to as we keep an eye on these, and all, Bellator developments.

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