UFC owners WME-IMG have announced the launch of their first reality television concept with the help of longtime The Ultimate Fighter production company Pilgrim Studios. And, the UFC's newest television property will have nothing to do with fighting.
Or at least very little.
As per the Pilgrim Studios casting call, the UFC is scouting talent "for a chance to become UFC Octagon Girls and appear in their own series."
The producers of The Ultimate Fighter are seeking models from Southern California for an opportunity to become the UFC’s newest ring girls (aka “Octagon Girls”) and appear in a presentation for their own unscripted series on the POP TV Network.
On this brand new show, each of our selected models will join the ranks of the prestigious Octagon Girls and travel to UFC events throughout the world. The series will document their work with the UFC, as well as their lives on the road and back home in Southern California.
The UFC and Pilgrim are looking to add new, original reality programming following the success of flagship show #TheUltimateFighter, which is currently in its 24th season.
The first season of TUF, and the corresponding live finale fight between Forrest Griffin and Stephan Bonnar, is credited by many (Dana White included), as the fight that launched the new era of the sport.
No premiere date or further information has been revealed regarding the #OctagonGirls casting call. The show is set to air on the POP network.