UFC Signs German TV Deal

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The UFC will return to German TV on March. The UFC has struck a German TV deal with DSF (translated "German Sports Television"), a 24 hour sports channel. It was first speculated that the UFC was in close talks with one of the major German channels. While there are not many details yet, a deal with DSF is certainly not as lucrative as say a deal with RTL, SAT1 or Pro Sieben (one of the big networks).

[official website]

Here are the details and a translation of a short note that appeared on the DSF homepage:

"As real as it gets" - experience non stop fight action with a "decathlon of martial arts"

Starting next month, DSF will broadest 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.

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