International sports broadcaster Eleven Sports has renewed a rights agreement in Belgium, Luxembourg and Italy for coverage of the Cage Warriors mixed martial arts promotion.
The deal covers events in 2020 and 2021. Eleven has broadcast every Cage Warriors event for the past three years and has also co-delivered a series of live events in Belgium.
Eleven’s live coverage will continue this year and the first event of the new deal will be Cage Warriors’ first visit to Manchester’s BEC Arena on March 7.
Cage Warriors will also host an event at The O2 in London on March 20 as part of an MMA double-header that will see the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) stage an event the following day. Eleven holds rights to the UFC in Belgium and Luxembourg.
Eleven will also continue to play a part in the commercial organisation of Cage Warriors events, with plans underway for an activation in Belgium this year.