Jurassic Fight Club

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Jurassic Fight Club
Narrated byErik Thompson
Country of originUnited States
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes12
Running time45 minutes
Original networkHistory
Original releaseJuly 29 (2008-07-29) –
October 22, 2008 (2008-10-22)

Jurassic Fight Club (titled Dinosaur Secrets in Australia/the UK) is a paleontology-based television series on History channel which premiered in the US in July 2008. Jurassic Fight Club was hosted by George Blasing,[1] a self-taught paleontologist, and also features well-known paleontologists such as Thomas R. Holtz Jr., Lawrence Witmer, Phillip J. Currie, and others. The show ran for one season of 12 episodes and was not renewed.


Scientists study the battles of prehistoric creatures, such as dinosaurs, before they became extinct. Each episode features a forensic-styled breakdown of a prehistoric battle. Based on fossil evidence and paleontologic analysis, a computer-generated imagery rendering of the battle, based on the evidence and the imagination of George Blasing (the show's host) is the final act of each episode. In most cases, the battles are based on actual fossil finds, although in several episodes, scientists simply put two contemporaneous prehistoric animals, against each other. It is the second most-watched documentary show on paleontology beaten only by Walking with Dinosaurs, has been quite controversial but has become very popular, for various show reasons.


# Title Featuring Original air date
1"Cannibal Dinosaur"Male Majungasaurus vs. Female Majungasaurus (Identified as its formal, dubious name, "Majungatholus" in the narration)29 July 2008 (2008-07-29)
2"T-Rex Hunter"Tyrannosaurus vs. Nanotyrannus5 August 2008 (2008-08-05)
3"Gang Killers"Deinonychus vs. Tenontosaurus12 August 2008 (2008-08-12)
4"Bloodiest Battle"Allosaurus vs. Ceratosaurus vs. Stegosaurus vs. Camarasaurus19 August 2008 (2008-08-19)
5"Deep Sea Killers"Megalodon vs. Brygmophyseter26 August 2008 (2008-08-26)
6"Hunter Becomes Hunted"Allosaurus vs. Ceratosaurus2 September 2008 (2008-09-02)
7"Biggest Killers"Allosaurus, Utahraptor, Majungasaurus, Albertosaurus and Tyrannosaurus9 September 2008 (2008-09-09)
8"Raptor's Last Stand"Utahraptor vs. Gastonia16 September 2008 (2008-09-16)
9"Ice Age Monsters"Short-faced bear vs. American lion23 September 2008 (2008-09-23)
10"River of Death"Pachyrhinosaurus vs. Albertosaurus30 September 2008 (2008-09-30)
11"Raptors vs. T-Rex"Edmontosaurus vs. Dromaeosaurus vs. Tyrannosaurus7 October 2008 (2008-10-07)
12"Armageddon"(Numerous species)22 October 2008 (2008-10-22)

Turf Wars[edit]

The Jurassic Fight Club game, Turf Wars, can be found on history.com. Playing as one of six dinosaurs, skills are used to defeat the other five. Cheat codes can make players invincible, access special attacks, etc. These dinosaurs are featured in battle order with their own status:

Dinosaur Offense Defense Speed
Female Majungasaurus 4 7 8
Male Majungasaurus 5 8 4
Tyrannosaurus 10 9 8
Stegosaurus 9 10 4
Utahraptor 10 8 6
Pachyrhinosaurus 8 8 8

In popular culture[edit]

The dinosaur-themed rock act Majungas credits the inspiration behind their band name and self-titled song "Majunga" to the episode "Cannibal Dinosaur", which features Majungasaurus.[2]


  1. ^ George Blasing's bio Archived 2012-01-14 at the Wayback Machine at his website.
  2. ^ "Majungas". IMDb. Retrieved 2016-01-10.