Fox Sports launched a new show dedicated to mixed martial arts today called ‘MMAthletics’.

Hosted by former UFC octagon girl and ‘UFC All-Access’ presenter Rachelle Leah, the show provides an insight into the sport, with an emphasis on the training methods and fighting techniques used.

The debut episode features an interview with BJ Penn, a tour of the Team Quest gym, a report on NFL players using MMA training to improve their fitness, and a submission technique demonstrated by Karo Parisyan on co-host Jay Glazer.

Overall it’s a nice little show that has a similar ‘behind the scenes’ feel to Leah’s previous ‘All Access’ show for the UFC.   It’s also good to see Fox Sports supporting MMA in this way, and hopefully if it becomes popular then it will encourage them to expand their coverage in the future.

Watch the full 15 minute episode on Fox Sports website HERE

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