According to an email sent out by the Duke Roufus Gym, Gladiators Fighting Series 50: Knockout Kings will be broadcast on channel 14 on Time Warner Cable for the Milwaukee area. The television production will be done by MATA Community Media. MCM is a non-profit community channel based in Milwaukee that televises a large number of diverse programs.
The program will be begin broadcasting on Thursday, May 8th at 9:30pm and will be broadcast on the following dates and times this month:
Knockout Kings was primarily a kickboxing event featuring Milwaukee’s Duke Roufus taking on Lawson “Meet Your Maker” Baker of World Combat League fame. The card did feature two MMA matchups in Anthony “Showtime” Pettis vs. Mike Lambrecht at 155lbs, as well as “Savage” Dan LaSavage taking on Stanton “The Viper” Gavia at 135lbs. In addition, Kyle “Wicked” Wieckhardt fought Tim “Arch Angel” Nixon for the Gladiators Kickboxing Middleweight Championship. Not all bouts will be broadcast and those shown are at the discretion of MCM 14 according to the e-mail.
It is unknown if Gladiators will broadcast more shows in the future or break open the vault and show older Gladiator matches as previews to upcoming events. Either way it’s a win-win situation for the fighters and the fans. The shows will give more attention and visibility to local fighters and the fans get free fights on local television.
For more information on Gladiators 50 check out Tyler Welch’s preview article below or check out his quick results or post-show write-up. Beware of spoilers included in last two links.
Gladiators 50 Preview by Tyler Welch
Gladiators Fighting 50 Quick Results by Tyler Welch
Gladiators Fighting 50 Post-Show by Tyler Welch
Gladiators next show will take place on Saturday, May 17th in Milwaukee and will feature local fighters Adrian Serrano and Eric Schafer.