Cagefighting Celebrity Big Brother winner Alex Reid.
Wow, it’s all happening for the national man of the moment Alex Reid. Straight after winning over the nation and being voted by the public to win Celebrity Big Brother 7, Alex jetted off to Las Vegas with Katie Price to marry his glamour girlfriend. Next stop is appearing on the ITV2 programme What Katie Did Next, starting this Thursday at 9pm.
That’s not all, despite the cage fighter’s new found celebrity status, Alex is working hard in training, towards a title showdown against Tom ‘Kong’ Watson on 15th May. Building up to the bout in May, you can follow Alex in his very own programme – Alex Reid: Fight For His Life. The 6 part series airing on Bravo, following Alex in training towards his title clash in May.
You’ll be able to see Alex go to extraordinary lengths in preparation for the fight of his life- against the UK’s current Middleweight Ultimate Challenge World Champion, Tom ‘Kong’ Watson:
This is a unique never-seen-before opportunity to see what the real Alex Reid is made of- will he be crowned King of the BAMMA Middleweights?
With a professional fighting career that spans nearly 12 years, Alex will train around the world, including India, Spain & America, with some of the world’s premier fighters. He will be mentored by an expert Fightmaster, using some of the most brutal fighting methods in order to train for the toughest fighter he has ever faced. Personal video diaries, weekly combats, martial arts traditions, tournaments, Kushti Wrestling, military martial arts, and pre-match dressing room drama all make this series one of the most eagerly
anticipated domestic fights of 2010!
- As you can see the title cage fight is being hyped up in a big way. What would be really huge is for Alex to challenge an international fighter and to have the British fans behind him, this would be massive for Brit MMA crossing over in national mainstream. In the mean time we can look forward to Dan ‘Outlaw’ Hardy challenging Georges St Pierre for the UFC welterweight crown in March at UFC 111.
In related news, BAMMA the promotion banner The Reidernater will be fighting under is back with brand new programme on Bravo. BAMMA 2 kicks off Sunday 21st February.
Right now it’s never been a better time to be a Brit MMA fan.
Visit Bravo.co.uk and BAMMA.net for further information.
UFC & MMA blog by Duane Farr