MTV will broadcast a new mixed martial arts-themed program beginning early in 2012, the network announced on Thursday.

"Caged," a docu-series which chronicles the lives of four young adults in small-town Louisiana, will premiere beginning on Jan. 9 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on MTV. The show will also air internationally on MTV channels around the world starting in May 2012.

"Caged" will follow four main characters who have recently graduated from high school: Daniel, Wes, Red and Jessica. According to the release, "the series will give an honest and powerful view into the world of passionate MMA fighters and the women in their lives, both inside and outside of the cage." MTV.com will have cast information, full episodes and interviews for the series, which is produced by Joke Fincioen and Biagio Messina of Joke Productions. Dave Sirulnick and Amy Bailey will serve as MTV's executive producers for the series.

Owned by the media conglomerate Viacom, MTV Networks has gradually added to its MMA programming content in recent years. "Bully Beatdown," the reality show hosted by "Ultimate Fighter 14" coach Jason Miller, has aired three seasons on MTV. The Bellator Fighting Championships began showing its events on MTV2 in March, though the promotion is expected to move to Spike beginning in 2013.

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

UFC's Dana White announces Antonio Rodrigo 'Minotauro' Nogueira's retirement

  • 28 days ago
  • 44 views

The UFC president unilaterally announced that he was through promoting fights featuring the Brazilian legend and offered Nogueira a career with the organization. UFC president Dana White announced th read news >>

Invicta FC 14 Gets New Headliner, Full Card Announced

  • 20 days ago
  • 1 views

INVICTA FC announces 10-fight card for FIGHT PASS, September 12. Invicta Fighting Championships today announced the full 10-fight card for Invicta FC 14, which streams live and exclusively via read news >>

Bellator announces new signings, including former King of Pancrase

  • 13 days ago
  • 29 views

Bellator announced a pair of signings Monday, as the company brings a former King of Pancrase and a fighter from a familiar gym into the fold. Japanese standout Isao Kobayashi has been added to the f read news >>

Bellator announces light heavyweight tournament pairings for Dynamite card

  • a day ago
  • 0 views

TEMECULA, Calif. -- The light heavyweight tournament matchups for Bellator MMA's next tentpole event were announced by CEO Scott Coker on Friday night during the main card of the promotion's event. F read news >>

Rousimar Palhares's manager reacts to WSOF's title-strip decision

  • 25 days ago
  • 17 views

"You cannot suspend somebody indefinitely," says Rousimar Palhares' manager. Yesterday, it was announced that reigning World Series of Fighting welterweight champion Rousimar Palhares had been stripp read news >>

Injury scraps UFC 192's targeted Leslie Smith vs. Raquel Pennington bout

  • 25 days ago
  • 1 views

Although not announced, a planned women’s bantamweight bout between Leslie Smith and Raquel Pennington has been scrapped as a possible UFC 192 addition.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

Roger Huerta vs Koji Ando announced as ONE finalizes full fight card for 'Dynasty Of Champions'

  • 27 days ago
  • 0 views

ONE Championship recently announced the full line up for ONE: "Dynasty of Champions" in Beijing on Sept. 1, 2015. The organization's second event in China this year is set for the Mercedez-Benz Arena read news >>

UFC 190 reactions: Winning and losing fighters on social media

  • 28 days ago
  • 23 views

Since the early days when the sport was anything but a mainstream endeavor, the MMA industry has thrived and survived through various websites, forums and, perhaps most importantly, social-media plat read news >>

UFC 190's Reebok pay: Demian Maia earns top non-title sponsorship payout

  • 28 days ago
  • 22 views

With the new UFC-Reebok sponsorship program, the fighters from Saturday’s UFC 190 event took home payouts totaling $202,500.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

UFC 191: Johnson vs. Dodson Early Fight Card Preview and Predictions

  • 28 days ago
  • 16 views

UFC 190 and UFC 191 are polar opposites. UFC 190 was big on names, but short on actual title relevance. Old favorites and struggling vets were fighting for little more than pride. Even the most dieha read news >>