• Publication date: September 16, 2012

Desert Force

Since the beginning of time men have challenged each other to prove who is worthier.

  • Publication date: September 16, 2012

Desert Force

Even nature shows us that in the wild animals use physical combat to settle differences, territorial disputes,  determine who will lead the pack, and ultimately who will defend the community against attacks.

The Arena : Amman, Jordan

The Challenge : Mixed Martial Arts [MMA]

The Winner : Will become a legend all over Arabia.


Spanning many different Arab banners- including Saudi Arabia, Desert Force will showcase the talents of 50 Middle Eastern professional Mixed Martial Arts [MMA] fighters. Starting with 20 fighters in a 10-match Fight Card, in its first of four events in 2012.

Desert Force will be based on a knockout structure known as The Grand Prix, and is categorized into different weight divisions; [Featherweights - 66kgs, Lightweights - 70kgs, Welterweights - 77kgs, Middleweights - 84kgs, Light-Heavyweight - 93kgs].

MBC Action will broadcast the 2-hour non-stop inaugural event of Desert Force [DF] 2012 on September 17th at 22:00 KSA [19:00 GMT]. This will include highlights from the weigh-in, as well as extreme action from the cages of the high-octane matchups of its first event's Fight Card.

Only highly-qualified referees will steer the fights in Desert Force, enforcing Unified Rules of Mixed Martial Arts, to ensure maximum action as well as fighters' safety.


Mixed martial arts [MMA] is a full contact combat sport that allows the use of both striking and grappling techniques, both standing and on the ground, from a variety of other combat sports.

20 contestants representing 10 different Arab countries, mastering various disciplines and combinations thereof, are set to compete in Arabia's first televised MMA Championship- Desert Force.


To connect and interact with the adrenaline-packed universe of Desert Force and Arab MMA on social media, please visit our FB page: https://www.facebook.com/#!/desertfc

 Or tweet your impressions along with your favorite fighters  to our Twitter profile: https://twitter.com/Desert_Force


So let your voice be heard for this awesome event, and let the whole world know who you think should be the first undisputed MMA champion of Arabia...