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'Bully Beatdown' premieres tonight on MTV

The new reality TV show "Bully Beatdown" hosted by Jason "Mayhem" Miller premieres on MTV tonight, March 22 at 9:30 p.m. ET.

The premise for the series, produced by Mark Burnett of "The Apprentice," "Are you Smarter Than a 5th Grader?" and "Survivor" fame, is that victims of bullying can invite their school bullies on the show to fight a professional MMA fighter.

As the face and voice of the show, Miller will be leaving the beatdown duties on the show to other fighters. The next time to watch Miller fight is on April 18 when he takes on Kala Kolohe Hose at the new Kingdom MMA event in Hawaii.

About The Show:


Each episode, victims reach out to our host, pro MMA fighter, Jason "Mayhem" Miller to enlist his help in getting a bully off their backs. We'll learn about the specific bullying and why that particularly nasty bully needs a beatdown. Mayhem will then "ambush" the bully by calling him out in front of others; giving him no choice but to either accept the challenge of fighting a MMA fighter, or looking like a coward. The cash incentive virtually seals the bully's fate.

With the fight set, Mayhem makes sure the victims and the bullies get what they deserve. For the bully, it's giving him the real experience of what it's like to fight someone who is more than capable of fighting back, and the nervous fear that comes from waiting for the big fight. For the victims, it's giving them the satisfaction of seeing their bully finally meet someone who can make the bully suffer for his past actions.

Fight rules are simple -- there are two, 3- minute rounds of fighting with up to $10,000 at stake for each round. Round 1 involves grappling and submissions -- The Bully starts the round with $5,000, but will lose $1,000 every time he "taps out". If at any time the bully manages to submit the MMA fighter, the bully wins an additional $5,000 bonus. Round 2 is all about kickboxing -- the bully will win another $5,000 if he can survive 3 minutes of kickboxing with the MMA fighter and not get knocked out. If the bully gets knocked out, quits, or the referee stops the fight before the end of the round, he gets nothing. If the bully manages to knock out the MMA fighter, he gets a $5,000 bonus. Any money deducted from the bully in either Round 1 or Round 2 will go to the victims. (Please note, these rules are subject to change)

At the end of show, Mayhem calculates the winnings and tells the bully how much he has lost and how much is going to his victims. After the fight is over, one would hope that the bully will have learned a valuable lesson and will stop picking on people smaller and weaker then him. Will the bully changes his ways? Or someday in the future, will he need another beatdown?