UFC Back On German TV In March

Its official the UFC will return to German TV on the 7th of March. The first details have emerged of the deal via German network DSF. The 24 hour sports network has posted the following on their website. This exclusive translation via “Free Fight Videos”.
"As real as it gets" - experience non stop fight action with a "decathlon of martial arts"

Starting next month, DSF will broadcast the Ultimate Fighting Championship every Saturday from 11PM.

Ultimate Fighting has its origins in Bruce Lee's "Jeet Kune Do". It combines a variety of martial arts such as boxing, kickboxing, karate, wrestling and Jiu-Jitsu. Two combatants battle it out in an octagon over three rounds that are 5 minutes long. Victory can be achieved by knockout, submission or a points decision . The security and saftety of the Ultimate Fighters will be determined by a long list of well-defined rules and regulations. With the UFC, the DSF is now the German home of the most successful Mixed Martial Arts Organization (MMA) in the world.
Dana White had hinted that he had signed a German TV deal when he spoke with Fighters Only Magazine. There hasn’t been an official press release or statement by either the UFC or DSF so there are not many details other than the brief note above. However the small preview does say that the network will broadcast 20 events in 2009. The show featured on the 7th will be an episode of "UFC Unleashed" with past fights of Keith Jardine vs. Chuck Liddell, Tyson Griffin vs. David Lee, Frank Mir vs. Antoni Hardonk and Patrick Cote vs. Kendall Grove to be replayed.

DSF (Deutsches Sportfernsehen/ German Sports Television) is a dedicated sports television channel. It holds the rights to German Football (Soccer), NBA, Handball, and dozens of other sports. Its also the home of some WWE shows and kick boxing events.

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