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ESPN deal gives US exposure to MMA’s Bamma

UK mixed martial arts promotion Bamma has announced a rights deal with ESPN3 – the online streaming service of US sports broadcaster ESPN.

The deal is effective from the Bamma 15 event on April 5, which will be contested at the Copper Box Arena in London’s Olympic Park. ESPN3 will broadcast the event in the US and its associated territories.

BAMMA's managing director Ashley Bothwell said: “We're elated about this deal which sees European MMA's reach extended on the other side of the Atlantic and we're honoured to be working with such a leading sports brand as ESPN.”