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DAZN lands UFC rights in Germany, Austria

Digital media company DAZN Group has acquired rights in Germany and Austria to mixed martial arts promotion the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

DAZN has signed a three-year contract that will begin with the UFC 229 event on October 6 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. UFC 229 is headlined by the lightweight clash between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Conor McGregor.

DAZN will replace commercial broadcaster ProSiebenSat.1 – which has televised the UFC since 2015 – as the promotion’s new rights partner.