Karate Combat, the brand which promotes the first, full-contact professional karate competition, and UK free-to-air sports network FreeSports have extended their existing broadcast arrangement.
Under the terms of the renewal, all twelve episodes of the upcoming Karate Combat: Season Three will air weekly on the FreeSports network, commencing with the season premiere on 1 July.
Former UFC champions Georges St-Pierre and Lyoto Machida draw upon their own karate backgrounds to lead the talent line-up in ‘sensei’ roles, overseeing a season which features three world title fights, a new weight division and over half the fights ending inside the distance.
Richard Webb, COO, FreeSports, commented, “Karate Combat has been a big hit with fight fans across the UK and Ireland, so we are pleased to confirm that it will be returning to FreeSports for its third season and that it will be free for millions of households to watch.”
As a specialistin full-contact professional karate fighting, Karate Combat invites karateka from around the world to compete in eight different weight divisions in pursuit of a Karate Combat World Championship belt.
“The UK is home to some of the most passionate and educated fight fans on the planet,” noted Adam Kovacs, President, Karate Combat.
“FreeSports has been a great partner for us in bringing our programming to British fans and we are delighted to extend that relationship for the upcoming season three.”