BattleBots is an American television series based on Robot Combat. The show is an adaptation from the Robot Wars, a British television show, where competitors design and command remote-controlled armed and armored robots designed to fight in a combat elimination tournament. BattleBots aired on the American Comedy Central for five seasons and was hosted by Sean Salisbury, Bil Dwyer, and Tim Green. The first season premiered on Comedy Central on August 23, 2000, and the show went on hiatus after its fifth and last season ended. It was later revived by ABC in 2015.
On June 21, 2015, ABC aired a six-episode revival series that gained great reviews and ratings. ABC also announced that the show would be set to have a seventh season, which was released on June 23, 2016. Discovery Channel and Science picked up the show for an eighth season which aired on May 11, 2018, while the ninth season aired on June 7, 2019, on Discovery Channel with the eleventh season starting on January 2022.
Since the eleventh season is also the sixth season from its revival in 2015, it is alternately also called the sixth season of the show. In this season former UFC fighter Kenny Florian and NFL/MBL Sportscaster Chris Rose are the hosts, while the arena announcers are Pete Abrahamson and Faruq Tauheed. Las Vegas is the new location for the show being also known as “The Fight Capital of the World”.
Battlebots Season 6 Episode 9 Release Date
The ninth episode of BattleBots season six, titled “Put Up or Shut Up” is scheduled to release on March 3, 2022. BattleBots is currently being telecasted on Discovery Science at 8 p.m. ET/PT every Thursday. The duration of the episode is expected to be approximately 30-60 minutes, similar to the previous episodes of this season. It follows the eighth episode, “Flip the Script” and will be continued by the tenth episode, “To the Victor, Go the Spoils” which will air on March 10, 2022.
|BattleBots Season 6 Episode 1 Release Date||6 January 2022|
|BattleBots Season 6 Episode 9 Release Date||3 March 2022|
Battlebots Season 6 Episode 8 Recap
The episode’s first fight is between is Blacksmith vs Malice. Blacksmith, a power hammer robot fitted with a flamethrower had a 1-1 record. Malice is a horizontal spinner that is combined with multiple weapons had a 0-2 record.
Both bots are going from weapon to weapon and Blacksmith’s power hammerhead is ripped off by Malice, which escalates to Blacksmith catching fire, and finally, Malice rains hits after hits on Blacksmith as it kept its front armor towards the spinner. Malice won the battle with a unanimous judge’s decision.
The next match is between Claw Viper vs Black Dragon. Black Dragon, is an eggbeater spinner with a record of 1-1. Claw Viper, is a grappler with a record of 1-0.
Claw Viper quickly grabs Black Dragon at the box rush with Black Dragon countering by hitting Claw Viper’s underside. The match continues in this fashion before Claw Viper’s back wheel guard gets damaged which reduces its mobility and its control. Black Dragon wins with a knockout.
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The next match is between SMEEE and Gigabyte. SMEEE is a flexible and long double undercutter with a record of 1-0. Gigabyte is a full-body spinner with a record of 1-1.
It starts out with SMEEE struggling to get a good grip on the surface of the Battlebox, which Gigabyte is driving towards its top speed in full aggression. SMEEE gets Gigabyte to rebound against a wall but loses one of the wheels on one side of its wedge. Gigabyte wins with a knockout.
The next match-up is Hydra vs Glitch. Hydra is a flipper with a record of 1-1. Glitch is a wheeled drum spinner with a record of 1-0.
Glitch is launched into the ceiling by Hydra, almost leaving the arena. Hydra then had some mobility issues and starts leaving off smoke, Glitch takes advantage of this takes control. Both bots go back-to-back however the win was given to Glitch after Hydra was Knocked Out.
The next fight is between Tombstone and Free Shipping. Free Shipping is a bot with a flamethrower and lifter with a record of 0-2. Tombstone is a spinner with a record of 1-1.
The first minute is eventful as Tombstone rips off three of Free Shipping’s wheels. Then Free Shipping takes out Tombstones with its wedge. Just as in the previous match both go at each other however the win is given to Tombstone due to Free Shipping’s lack of control.
The next match is between P1 vs Ribbot. Ribbot is a modular weapon bot with a record of 2-0. P1 is a fast lifter with a record of 2-0.
It starts with P1 and Ribbot staring down at each other. Ribbot attacks first and P1 drives into the Pulverizer. P1 releases Ribbot only to have it tear open its wedge. Ribbot, however, flips P1 onto the upper deck and wins with a knockout.
End Games vs SawBlaze is the main event of this episode. Endgame is an asymmetrical vertical spinner with a record of 2-0. SawBlaze is a hammer saw with a record of 2-0.
The match ended quickly with End Game sending SawBlaze flying into a gap between the doors and the walls of the BattleBox.
Battlebots Season 6 Cast
Chris Rose: Play by Play
Christopher Rose is an American sportscaster who works for the NFL Network. He is also a commentator for the series BattleBots.
Kenny Florian: Colour Commentary
Kenneth Alan Florian is an American retired Ultimate Fighting Championship and commentator.
Faruq Tauheed: Ring Announcer
He is an American actor and host who has been seen on TV, Film, and Radio since 1998.
Pete Abrahamson: The Bot Whisperer
Pete Abrahamson is an American special effects artist and mechanical designer who has been in robot combat since 1994.
Battlebots Season 6 Trailer
Battlebot season 6 trailer came out on December 2, 2021. The show is aired on Discovery Science every Thursday at 8 p.m. ET/PT.