The concept of “tag team” MMA has been around for quite some time. In fact, the sport is considered somewhat popular over in Russia but has eluded the States… up until now. Cyrus Fees and
Casey Oxendine have teamed up once again to bring you Hip Show: Arena Combat.
Dubbed as a sport that mixes MMA, Wipeout, and American Gladiators into one, Arena Combat held it’s first event this past weekend in Bristol, Virginia. The organization did release a short, but exhilarating highlight video. In the video, you will see some of the action that took place at the Bearcat Den Arena.
Scheduled to air in October and November, Arena Combat #1 and #2 will be available for purchase on pay-per-view for $4.99 according to a press release posted by MMAMadhouse. The event airing in October will feature a 3-on-3 main event bout. “Oh, and this 3- on-3 main event will blow your mind!” said Cyrus Fees.
Fees recently sat down with Jeff Birchfield of Johnson City Press to give more background on Arena Combat. “We’re bringing something to America that America is going to embrace,” Fees said. “They love Ninja Warrior and those type of things. It’s taking combat sports to the next level.”
“Because this is obstacle-driven, there are goals to accomplish outside of beating each other up,” he explained. “In football, your goal isn’t to beat someone up, it’s to win the game. If you beat someone up along the way, it’s acceptable in the sport. It’s the same here. You have obstacles and you have to be able to do certain tasks. In the middle of it, if you land some good shots and knock your opponent out, you can win that way. But really it’s based on other things.” Take a look at the video and judge for yourself.
What did you think? Do you see this picking up any steam here in the States, or even around the world? Tell us what you think in the comments section below.