London, UK – The Ultimate Fighting Championship® (UFC®), the world’s premier mixed martial arts organisation, has announced an agreement with BT Sport to broadcast its six EMEA FIGHT NIGHTS live, in addition to delayed broadcasts of the ASIA FIGHT NIGHTS. The agreement is an extension to the current contract, which already sees the channel broadcast the UFC’s global events, and will now offer more live UFC content on TV.
The deal will begin with UFC FIGHT NIGHT LONDON: GUSTAFSSON vs. MANUWA on 8th March live from London’s O2 Arena. The EMEA and ASIA FIGHT NIGHTS are a collection of events throughout some the major cities in Europe and Asia as the UFC begins to significantly increase its presence in the regions through locally driven prime time content. The new access will give subscribers live prime time viewing access, including every bout on the fight card and behind the scenes footage, along with our weekly Beyond The Octagon programming.
Garry Cook, Executive Vice President and Managing Director of UFC EMEA, said: “We are delighted to be working with BT Sport on our exciting new EMEA and ASIA FIGHT NIGHTS. They have been a fantastic partner of the UFC here in the UK and this will only strengthen our relationship.
“British fans want to see more and more of the UFC during prime time TV and this extended agreement will allow them to watch every single fight, and much more, throughout the EMEA and ASIA FIGHT NIGHTS.”
Simon Green, Head of BT Sport said: “UFC is one of the fastest growing sports in the world and we’re very happy to be adding these new FIGHT NIGHTS to our UFC content. We know that UFC fans in the UK will be delighted to hear this news.”
UFC® FIGHT NIGHT LONDON: GUSTAFSSON vs. MANUWA starts at 5.30 p.m. GMT at the O2 Arena. For further details on the event and the full fight card, please visit http://uk.ufc.com/event/ufc-london#/fight.
UFC Extends TV Deal With BT Sport
The UFC has extended it's deal with BT Sport to broadcast EMEA and Asia events starting with UFC Fight Night London: Gustafsson vs. Manuwa on the 8th March at O2 Arena, London.