The AFRICAN KNOCKOUT team is super stoked to welcome GAMMA on board as the official sport partner for the reality TV show. The AKO Show is a reality TV show with a total of 8 episodes and 24 highlights with a final event in December, 2020, at Landmark Centre, Lagos.
GAMMA Worldwide is a Mixed Martial Arts’ International governing body with a mission to develop, promote and lead mixed martial arts to global recognition. Their vision is to obtain international recognition for MMA as an Olympic sport, giving all amateur mixed martial artists the platform and opportunity to fulfill their dreams of competing on the Olympic stage.
Speaking on why GAMMA is partnering with The AFRICAN KNOCKOUT show, they said “We are more than pleased to come on board for the show. It is like a dream come true. In a country like Nigeria where there is an abundance of talents, we are glad that MMA is an industry being looked into. We believe our vision, mission and values align with the AKO Show team and this is why we are coming together to promote this amazing platform. We are confident in its success and how far it will go.”
The AKO Show will be 50% sports and 50% entertainment-based content. There will be 2 teams of 7 fighters each; the fighters will be trained by professional MMA coaches. They will also live and interact with each other. The show will feature visits from celebrities, rigorous training sessions, fun challenges, and personal drama.
The first episode of The AKO Show aired on Sunday, November 1, 2020 on Super Sport Action. The show can also be streamed on Streamcent.tv.