Former UFC champions Georges St-Pierre and Lyoto Machida will be part of the upcoming third season of Karate Combat, and they will be seen on CBS Sports Network.
The karate promotion and network reached an agreement ahead of the Thursday, July 1 debut of the new season.
Twelve episodes will air featuring St-Pierre and Machida with Bas Rutten a regular on commentary. Production of Karate Combat includes the use of Epic Games Unreal Engine and state-of-the-art CGI technology.
This season, Karate Combat’s “real fights in unreal worlds” philosophy takes viewers on a journey from Ancient Japan to 1980s Hollywood and finally 2065 AD. The three themes pay tribute to karate’s roots, rise to mainstream prominence and potential as the fight-sport of the future.
“CBS is a leader in the sports space and we are thrilled with this partnership. Millions of households across the US will be able to watch our biggest-ever season and see for themselves why Karate Combat is one of the fastest-growing promotions in the world today,” said Rob Bryan, CEO, Karate Combat.
The first episode airs Thursday, July 1 on CBS Sports at 10 p.m. ET.