Desert Force Championship

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Desert Force Championship (DFC) is the largest mixed martial arts promotion company in the Arab World, which hosts most of the top-ranked Arab MMA fighters in the region.[1][2] The championship has held ten televised events and presided over approximately 100 matches.[3] DFC currently airs on MBC Action on a bi-monthly basis.[4] In 2010 Desert Force launched the “Elimination Series”, a single-elimination tournament for Arab MMA fighters competing to become the first regional MMA title belt holders in 5 respective weight classes. Fighters from across the Middle East have competed in 5 weight classes, namely Featherweights, Lightweights, Welterweights, Middleweights and Light-Heavyweights; each class enforcing the United Rules of Mixed Martial Arts. Participating countries include: KSA, Qatar, Kuwait, Jordan, Iraq, Palestine, Syria, Lebanon, Egypt, Morocco, Tunisia, Kuwait.[5] In recent years DFC fhights have been officially refereed by UFC's Yves Lavigne.[6][7][8][9]

Desert Force Academy

The Desert Force Academy is a 13 episode reality TV series that started airing in November 2013 on MBC Action. The series follows the lives of 16 amateur Arab MMA fighters training and fighting for a chance to hold the Desert Force title for their respective weight.[10][11][12]

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  7. "Bahrain News Agency | Bahrain to host Desert Force MMA Championship". bna.bh. http://www.bna.bh/portal/en/news/600485. Retrieved 2014-03-16. 
  8. "Gulf Daily News » Local News » Bahrain set to host Desert Force Championship". gulf-daily-news.com. http://www.gulf-daily-news.com/NewsDetails.aspx?storyid=369889. Retrieved 2014-03-16. 
  9. "Desert Force "Al Academiya" Finale Results: Fakhreddine Victorious After Thabet Suffers Knee Injury | The Flying Knee MMA". theflyingkneemma.com. http://www.theflyingkneemma.com/2014/01/desert-force-al-academiya-finale-results-and-live-coverage/. Retrieved 2014-03-16. 
  10. "Google Translate". translate.google.jo. http://translate.google.jo/translate?hl=en&sl=ar&u=http://www.mbc.net/ar/programs/desert-force-academiya.html&prev=/search%3Fq%3Ddesert%2Bforce%2Bacademy%2Bepisode%2B1%26client%3Dfirefox-a%26hs%3DOZy%26rls%3Dorg.mozilla:en-US:official%26channel%3Dsb%26biw%3D1280%26bih%3D625. Retrieved 2014-03-16. 
  11. "Desert Force MMA Championship kicks off on MBC Action | Rapid TV News". rapidtvnews.com. http://www.rapidtvnews.com/index.php/2012091024003/desert-force-mma-championship-kicks-off-on-mbc-action.html. Retrieved 2014-03-16. 
  12. "Desert Force Martial Arts championship concludes in Amman | Sports | Ammon News". en.ammonnews.net. http://en.ammonnews.net/article.aspx?articleno=21624#.Uw3dj_SSx8s. Retrieved 2014-03-16. 

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