Fight Biz: Women’s MMA readies for reality TV with “Ultimate Women Challenge”

Television producer Lyle Howry is quick to dismiss attempts to compare his new women’s MMA reality show to “The Ultimate Fighter,” but “TUF”-like success is very much his goal.

“Ultimate Women Challenge” recently began production and will bring together 16 MMA fighters in September to compete for contracts with a yet-to-determined promotion. The show will put the women through three weeks of intense training and, Howry hopes, deliver the same jolt for women’s MMA that “TUF” produced for the sport as a whole.

In our latest installment of Fight Biz, Steve Sievert talks to producer Lyle Howry about the show, which features the likes of Julie Kedzie, Felice Herrig, Jessica Aguilar and Michelle Vera.

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