During last night’s edition of its Showtime Championship Boxing series in Montreal, Canada, premium-based cable provider Showtime officially announced the launch of its brand new MMA series entitled ShoMMA: Strikeforce Challengers.
According to the broadcast, the debut of the new series is scheduled for Friday, May 15 and is expected to take place at a local casino in Fresno, Calif.
Much like its MMA forefather, ShioMMA will feature up-and-coming prospects being developed with an eye towards possible future appearances on the primary Showtime Championship MMA series.
Bouts for the event are currently being negotiated with announcements regarding the show’s lineup expected to be revealed within the next several weeks.
A welterweight bout between Phil Baroni and Joe Riggs set for a June 6 edition of Showtime Championship MMA in St. Louis, MO was also confirmed.