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  • Premiered: 
    October 12, 2018
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  • Network: Netflix
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Reality
  • Type: Live Action
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  • Tags: travel, mixed martial arts

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    Season 1

Plot Synopsis

FIGHTWORLD is a 40-minute docuseries that follows actor and martial artist Frank Grillo, as he explores and experiences the diverse fighting techniques found in cultures around the world. Each episode focuses on a different country, including:

Mexico: Actor Frank Grillo visits Mexico City, where he meets Julio Cesar Chavez, speaks with aspiring boxers and learns the one rule of Mexican boxing.

Thailand: Grillo sees firsthand why muay thai is known as "the art of eight limbs." Later, he visits a true titan of the sport.

Myanmar: Fighters from around the world travel to Myanmar for the World Lethwei Championship. Also, Grillo trains with an elite fighter.

Senegal: Grillo -- along with countless passionate fans -- gets caught up in the pageantry as two highly respected Senegalese wrestlers prepare to battle.

Israel: Grillo receives a lesson on Krav Maga, a unique style of hand-to-hand combat used by citizens and military forces alike.

Netflix released the five-episode first season of FIGHTWORLD on Friday, October 12, 2018 at 3:01am ET/12:01am PT.

Production & Distribution

  • Produced by Matador