Eleven expands MMA portfolio with Cage Warriors

International sports broadcaster Eleven Sports Network has acquired rights for the Cage Warriors Fighting Championship mixed martial arts series.

The three-year deal will cover all Cage Warriors events between 2017 and 2019.

Eleven will broadcast live and exclusive coverage of Cage Warriors events across its Eleven Sports channels in Europe and Asia.

Eleven will also work with the series in the commercial organisation of key Cage Warriors events and will bring new events to the markets served by the broadcaster.

Casimir Knight, chief executive of Warrior Development Agency, parent company of Cage Warriors, said: “We are committed to bringing Warriors action and excitement to MMA fans across the world. We’ve struck a number of key partnership deals in the past 12 months to help achieve that aim, and our deal with Eleven Sports is a clear sign that we’re continuing to expand and break new ground in 2017.”