A brand new documentary series will look to produce the next new crop of international fighting talent, with a contract with Cage Warriors the prize.

“The Fight Academy” is a venture between Mola TV, Cage Warriors president Graham Boylan and long-standing MMA coach Marc Fiore, with the show looking to build a team of MMA fighters to compete in a new MMA competition in Bali.

Taking inspiration from shows like X-Factor, the show will feature open tryouts at locations across the world, in the United States, Europe and South East Asia, from December 17-21.

Fighters will compete at those tryouts in a bid to earn one of up to 20 spots at a 12-week all-expenses-paid development camp in San Diego, California, which will culminate in a competition with a prize pot of $500,000.

Winners at the Asia-based event will be awarded a professional Cage Warriors contract, with each winning fighter also earning a $25,000 endorsement contract with Mola TV.

Cage Warriors president Graham Boylan issued the challenge to up-and-coming fighters, saying, “If you’re a fighter who thinks they have what it takes, this is the opportunity of a lifetime.

“These open trials will form the basis of a team of 20 fighters that will live and train full-time in San Diego – all expenses paid – for three months. They will then compete in events in Asia and Europe.

“Nothing like this has been done before. This is just the first step in what will be the beginning of The Fight Academy, a university to train and develop the stars of the future!”

Fighters looking to register should head to www.mmafightacademy.com. Applicants must have a winning record with a minimum of three MMA bouts.