GirlFight Global Plans To Air All Events In 3DIn addition to signing many of the top fighters from all over the world, the all-female GirlFight Global promotion plans to be the first MMA promotion to air all of its events in 3D. This unique plan would apply to all GFG shows, beginning with the debut event now targeted for early in 2011.

More information, including the promotion’s core management team that will handle all signings and day-to-day operations, will be released in the coming weeks. A worldwide television deal and distribution in select theatres in the United States is also targeted for next year, starting with the first event.

As first reported last month, GirlFight Global has formed big plans for the women’s division in MMA and intends to bring in many of the most talented and top-ranked female fighters from all over the world. The promotion is planning to provide female fighters with the largest platform possible to showcase their skills in front of a worldwide audience in 3D television. The company would be the first MMA promotion to air all of its events in 3D; something that not even the UFC has done to date.

Feeling that this will provide viewers with the best possible experience in watching high-level mixed martial arts between the best female fighters available, GFG is considering multiple potential plans for its debut show. The event may be distributed in select U.S. theatres – in 3D – to test how the system works in front of dedicated audiences. If successful, this would lead to more widespread availability including a major television deal that is in the works.

GirlFight Global also intends to feature an all-female commentary team that will include two well-known personalities who have already had a significant involvement in promoting and covering MMA’s women’s division. As with planned fighter signings, specific names and details will be released in the final months of 2010. The debut GFG event was first targeted for November or December of this year, but has now been pushed back to early 2011 to accommodate any potential delays or issues that could arise as all contracts and licences are obtained and finalised.

While some of the company’s plans remain in early stages, airing all events in 3D in front of a worldwide audience would be a big step forward for the women’s division; a division which has frequently been relegated to untelevised events in small shows in North America. A 125-pound women’s tournament, expected to feature eight of the top female fighters in the division, is still targeted for next year and will likely begin at the promotion’s second event.

The second GFG card may still take place in Texas, but other options are being explored as well. GFG is focused on working with states with proven track records for both officiating and judging fights, as mistakes from ineffective referees and cageside judges – as has been seen on numerous occasions in recent weeks – can have an adverse effect on tournaments and fighters’ careers. Expansion outside of the United States is also a possibility, though not yet confirmed.

Additional updates will follow in the coming weeks and months.