Al Batal Press Conference Invitation
Season 2 of Al Batal
- Introduces a completely revamped format.
- Promises to be 'Tougher than ever before.'
- Shares raw insight into the stories & emotions of Arab fighters & their coaches.
- Panel to include representatives from Ford Middle East, Fox International Channels & iSee Entertainment and Events.
- Head Coaches Ray Elbe & Mehdi Baghdad will be available for video conference Q&A sessions.
- Refreshments will be served.
About Al Batal
Al Batal is a reality show based on the sport of Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) that provides fighters of Arabic origin with an opportunity to realize their dreams.
Arab MMA Show Al Batal on PauseOver the past two seasons Al Batal has shifted towards becoming a more serious MMA reality show. It launched the careers of top fighters in the region, including Thabet Agha (Season 1 champion) and Walid Seghir (Season 2 champion). Both fighters are now in demand from regional & international MMA promotions. To keep on the promise of delivering the best MMA program in the region, Al Batal is announcing it is placing the project on hold in 2015 while it develops the format and network of the...
Al Batal Season 2 Champions Crowned & Next Season's Category AnnouncedWe were a family. I made sure everything was ok for my brothers so they could focus on winning. (Mehdi Baghdad, Walid & Walid's Coach) Season 2 of Al Batal ended on an appropriately dramatic note for both the 84KG and 70KG finalists. Walid Akrouh was the youngest fighter on the show and took out his opponent Sofiane Seghir in the eliminations with a brilliantly executed Armbar. On reaching the 84KG finals he suddenly found himself with no opponent when his challenger Youness Mikiss broke h...
Al Batal is Back With Better Fights and More RealityAfter studying viewer feedback from the first season we learnt a few things. Viewers wanted more MMA in the show, they felt the amateur fights were not explosive enough and that the fighters spent too much time sightseeing. The most important feedback was to improve the quality of the fights and the fighters. We listened and worked our hardest to deliver. Once Season 2 contestants realized they would be spending 80% of their time at the custom-built Al Batal Boot Camp training and f...