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HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE RECENTLY CONCLUDED FACE-OFF FIGHT NIGHT 2 

The second edition of the Face-Off Fight Night™ series powered by UFC Welterweight Champion, Kamaru Usman, and produced by 54 Limited, was held at The Eko Hotels and Suites, Convention Center on March 18, 2022, creating a new trend of international standard fight and entertainment events in Nigeria, catering to a fast-increasing fight fan-base and top celebrities and influencers.

Besides Kamaru Usman, the A-list dignitaries and celebrities included 2Face, Phyno, Bovi, Falz, Larry Gaga, Wofai, Banky W and others, along with top executives of private and public organizations and sponsoring brands, the Face-Off Fight Night 2™ showcased spectacular MMA fights and great interaction from over 800 fans in attendance. Fighters – Damilare Abdulrahim, Ikenna Michael, Chi Attoh, Ugochukwu Melvin, Emmanuel Eweh, Richard Onem, Cornell Thompson, Segun Ogunoike, and Daniel Emeka – emerged winners in their respective fights of the night. 

The Face-Off Fight Night 2™ was broadcasted live on cable, and terrestrial channels across Nigeria and 45 other African countries on Dstv and Gotv SuperSport channels, Silverbird Tv with a remarkable list of sponsors including Nigerian Breweries, Mikano, AIICO Insurance, Bet9ja, and Tolaram. 

“This is going to be bigger than football. We will be having people from various countries come to watch this event. It is already changing lives. These fighters will be paid for their efforts. This is an opportunity for them to showcase their talents” Usman said in his closing remarks.

Face-Off Fight Night 3™ is set to hold in July 2022.

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HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE AFRICAN KNOCKOUT SHOW PREMIERE.

HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE AFRICAN KNOCKOUT SHOW PREMIERE
The first episode of the well-anticipated AFRICAN KNOCKOUT SHOW premiered on Sunday, November 1, 2020, at 8 PM WAT on SuperSport Action.
 
The show was unveiled by the Show host Okey Bakassi he started by introducing all 18 fighters, as well as their coaches – Jack Menia and Onoja Emmanuel. Upon introducing them, all the fighters had to engage in a series of competitions to determine the final 14 to make it into the AKO camp, after the final 14 emerged; the fighters were given a full tour of the AKO camp.





Speaking on the launch of the first episode, a statement from one of the organizers, Natalia Belousova (Executive Producer) reads – “We are thrilled by the tremendous response we’ve received and hugely encouraged that viewers liked the quality and engaged with the first episode”.
 
We can’t wait for our viewers to see what we have in store for them. In addition to the fights, we have so many entertaining activities lined up and many prizes to be won as the show progresses.
 
The MMA community in Nigeria is amazing and we look forward to making history by updating the face of MMA to make it more reflective of Nigeria and Africa as a whole.”

The AKO team also expressed their utmost gratitude to all sponsors and partners that have contributed immensely to the success of the AFRICAN KNOCKOUT show.

The new episode shows every Sunday at 8 PM on Supersport Action on DStv Channel 210. Live streaming is also available on Streamcent.tv

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IT’S KNOCKOUT TIME!

IT’S KNOCKOUT TIME! THE AFRICAN KNOCKOUT SHOW officially airs today, Sunday, November 1st, 2020 at 8 PM on Supersport Action on DSTV. Live online streaming is also available on Streamcent.

With two teams of fighters going head to head for grand prizes of a whopping 6 million Naira cash, brand new car courtesy Mikano and a 6 figure international professional contract from Brave Combat Federation, get ready to be entertained, intrigued and thrilled. 

You are set to discover the first MMA Champion in Nigeria! It’s takeover time. Are you ready to pick your fighter?

Let’s knock ‘em out!

ABOUT THE SHOW 
THE AFRICAN KNOCKOUT’ (The AKO Show), a reality show set to hit your TV screens from November. The AKO Show is a platform launched to discover the next Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) Champion in Nigeria.
The AKO Show is a combination of sports and entertainment, with 2 teams of fighters, living and interacting with each other for 9 weeks trained by top professional MMA Coaches with a final event in December 2020, at Landmark Center the Official Fighting Venue.

The AKO Show will be broadcast on both DStv and GOtv across 46 African countries on SuperSport Action, SuperSport Variety and SuperSport Blitz.

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M.I ABAGA TO DROP SOUNDTRACK FOR AFRICAN KNOCKOUT SHOW, ‘AFRICAN KNOCKOUT’.

M.I ABAGA DROPS SOUNDTRACK FOR AFRICAN KNOCKOUT SHOW, ‘AFRICAN KNOCKOUT’AFRICAN KNOCKOUT Show is thrilled to announce the release of its official soundtrack by multiple award-winning and renowned rapper M.I Abaga. The song titled “AFRICAN KNOCKOUT” is produced by Chopstix. AFRICAN KNOCKOUT Show soundtrack centres on winning, being a champion and overcoming challenges.
The song is highly inspiring and seeks to motivate one to be a better version of themselves.

The AKO Show will premiere on Sunday, November 1st, 2020 on SuperSport Action, at 8pm on DSTV and GOTV. M.I is an amazing rapper whose music and style resonates with The AKO Show”, reads the statement from organizers of The AFRICAN KNOCKOUT Show.

AFRICAN KNOCKOUT is available for download across all music platforms from Friday, October 30, 2020.

Available for Download HereABOUT THE AFRICAN KNOCKOUT SHOWTHE AFRICAN KNOCKOUT’ (The AKO Show), a reality show set to hit your TV screens from November. The AKO Show is a platform launched to discover the next Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) Champion in Nigeria.

The AKO Show is a combination of sports and entertainment, with 2 teams of fighters, living and interacting with each other for 9 weeks trained by top professional MMA Coaches with a final live event in December 2020, at Landmark Center the Official Fighting Venue. The AKO Show will be broadcast on both DStv and GOtv platforms across 46 African countries on SuperSport Action, SuperSport Variety and SuperSport Blitz.

It will also be available for streaming on Streamcent.

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AFRICAN KNOCKOUT REALITY TV SHOW SET TO CHANGE SPORTS ENTERTAINMENT IN NIGERIA.


AFRICAN KNOCKOUT REALITY TV SHOW SET TO CHANGE SPORTS ENTERTAINMENT IN NIGERIA
Introducing ‘AFRICAN KNOCKOUT’ (The AKO Show), a reality show set to hit your TV screens this November!
The AKO Show is a platform launched to discover the next Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) Champion in Nigeria.

Mixed Martial Arts is one of the fastest-growing sport in the world, with the biggest sports promotions like the UFC, Bellator, Rizin Fighting Federation, ONE Championship and more, it is a full combat sport that involves techniques from a variety of different martial arts styles which includes boxing, kickboxing, jiu-jitsu, judo, Thai boxing etc.
 
The AKO Show is a combination of sports and entertainment, with 2 teams of fighters, living and interacting with each other for 9 weeks trained by top professional MMA Coaches with a final live event in December 2020, at Landmark Center the Official Fighting Venue.
It will also feature rigorous training sessions, fun challenges, drama and visits from celebrities.
 
The show’s soundtrack AFRICAN KNOCKOUT featured by M.I Abaga and produced by Chopstix will be released on iTunes. Okey Bakassi will be the show host for this season.
 
The AKO Show will be broadcast on both DStv and GOtv platforms across 46 African countries on SuperSport Action, SuperSport Variety and SuperSport Blitz and will premiere across all TV stations on Sunday, November 1st, 2020.
 
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