Showtime Announces “Fight Camp 360º: Fedor vs. Rogers”

Written by Tom Ngo
October 22nd, 2009

Today, Showtime Sports announced that “Fight Camp 360º: Fedor vs. Rogers” will premiere on November 3rd at 9:30 PM ET/PT, just four days before CBS kicks off the biggest primetime mixed martial arts fight card in their brief stint in MMA, “Strikeforce: Fedor vs. Rogers.”

The show will feature unrestricted access to heavyweight sensation Fedor Emelianenko and his next opponent, the undefeated Brett Rogers, as they prepare for their November 7th showdown inside the Sears Centre Arena in Hoffman Estates, Illinois.

“The response to our inaugural episode of ‘Fight Camp 360°: Inside The Super Six World Boxing Classic’ chronicling the boxing tournament has been overwhelming,” said Showtime Sports General Manager Ken Hershman. “Because of the subjects involved – the mysterious world champion set to fight a man living the American dream – we had to turn our lens in this direction.”

The special will feature both Fedor and Rogers, however the show’s director, Ron Yassen, tailed Emelianenko to make sure Strikeforce’s most prized possession will be portrayed in the brightest of lights.

“Fedor is beyond captivating as a fighter, and more so, as a man. It’s a pure joy to film him so intimately as he strives for perfection in life and sport with grace and charm,” Yassen said. “While training for this most important match, he kindly opened up his life to us in and out of the ring, without the ego that often comes with being the very best at one’s craft.”

CBS will also make the show available to its 203 affiliated stations for broadcast in advance of the fight.

Below are the air dates and times for “Fight Camp 360°: Fedor vs. Rogers” on Showtime and Showtime 2:

Tuesday, Nov. 3 at 9:30PM ET/PT (premiere) on Showtime
Tuesday, Nov. 3 at 10:00PM ET/PT on Showtime 2
Wednesday, Nov. 4 at 11PM ET/PT on Showtime 2
Thursday, Nov. 5 at 10:00PM ET/PT on Showtime 2
Friday, Nov. 6 at 10:00PM ET/PT on Showtime 2
Saturday, Nov. 7 at 4:30PM ET/PT on Showtime

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