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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