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'CNN Presents: Fighter Girls' documentary debuts Sunday on CNN

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Women's MMA goes under the spotlight this weekend with the debut of "CNN Presents: Fighter Girls."

The latest installment of the CNN documentary series focuses on MMA and the growing segment devoted to female fighting.

The episode debuts this Sunday, Oct. 23, at 8 p.m. ET (5 p.m. PT), and replays air at 11 p.m. ET and early Monday at 2 a.m. ET.

CNN correspondent Amber Lyon hosts the one-hour special.

The special focuses on various competitors, including notable Michelle Gutierrez, a former pro boxer who turned to MMA in 2009. The Las Vegas-based Wand Team Fight Team member recently snapped her three-fight win streak with a loss to Amanda LaVoy.

This isn't the first time a major TV news outlet has focused on MMA. CBS' "60 Minutes" aired a landmark segment in 2006, and CNBC's 2007 documentary "Ultimate Fighting: From Blood Sport to Big Time" was so successful that it prompted a follow-up program, "Ultimate Fighting: Fistful of Dollars," in 2009.

This time, the focus is on the women, both the fighters and the fans. UFC officials recently said 40 percent of their fan base is comprised of females, and thanks to organizations such as Strikeforce and Bellator, female fighters are getting unprecedented exposure, at least in the U.S...

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Post #1   10/21/11 9:43:55AM   

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What kind of name is that? Fighter Girls? Jesus.

Post #2   10/21/11 12:18:05PM   

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Posted by jay98107

What kind of name is that? Fighter Girls? Jesus.



A name that will draw way more casual viewers than something along the lines of "MMA girls" or "Martial Arts Girls".

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Posted by jay98107

What kind of name is that? Fighter Girls? Jesus.



A name that will draw way more casual viewers than something along the lines of "MMA girls" or "Martial Arts Girls".

the could have called it "Cockfighting Girls" but that would have brought in the wrong crowd

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Post #4   10/21/11 5:12:13PM   

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Posted by prophecy033


Posted by emfleek


Posted by jay98107

What kind of name is that? Fighter Girls? Jesus.



A name that will draw way more casual viewers than something along the lines of "MMA girls" or "Martial Arts Girls".

the could have called it "Cockfighting Girls" but that would have brought in the wrong crowd



more viewers = more money

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They should have called it 'Fighter Women'.... Would have been better than 'Fighter Girls'.

I hope they do a piece on male MMA and call it 'Fighter Boys'.









Post #6   10/24/11 8:44:44AM