Fox Acquires MMA Documentary “El Pantera” starring Yair Rodriguez

(Photo courtesy of the New York Latino Film Festival – Director The Mash-Up King, UFC’s Yair Rodriguez, Executive Producers Nancy Murphy Bowles and Jason Bowles)

The Fox Networks Group Latin America has acquired Latin American rights to El Pantera, The Mash-Up King’s feature length documentary about UFC fighter Yair Rodriguez’s quest to become the first ever Mexican born UFC champion. The film will premiere on April 7, 2018 on Fox Latin American channels and Fox Premium online services.

The film is the winner for “Best Documentary” at the 2017 HBO Presents New York Latino Film Festival and is presented by the Bowles Law Firm in association with D-House Entertainment. 

“El Pantera will be a great lead into UFC fight content on our channels. Yair Rodriguez inspirational story comes at a perfect time, his journey will inspire the Latin America community where there are millions of UFC fans. We are happy to share it.” Richard Rohrbach, SVP of Acquisitions, FOX Networks Group Latin America.

The film is directed by The Mash-Up King (Landon Dyksterhouse). It is his third feature documentary film and his first major network broadcast deal. He is also the director of the 2013 Jackson’s MMA documentary The Proving Grounds. Executive producers on the film are Jason Bowles, Nancy Murphy Bowles and Landon Dyksterhouse. The film is made possible by Bowles Law Firm (Albuquerque, NM) and is a D-House Entertainment (Las Vegas) production. Associate producers include Kevin Kerslake and Ricky Kottenstette.

News for North American premiere dates for El Pantera coming soon.

Release Date: April 7, 2018 (Check your local Fox Latin American channel listings for more information)

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