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Fight Network picks up UFC rights in Italy

International combat sports channel Fight Network has acquired rights in Italy for the Ultimate Fighting Championship mixed martial arts series.

Fight Network will deliver a variety of programming to audiences in the country via digital terrestrial television platform Channel 62.

The deal includes rights to preliminary fights at UFC pay-per-view events, as well as UFC Fight Night events and reality series ‘The Ultimate Fighter’.

Fight Network will also show all UFC pay-per-view events on a 30-day delay.

Coverage began in the early hours of today (Monday) with a live broadcast of ‘UFC Fight Night Stephens vs. Choi’.