UFC Fight Pass, the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s digital subscription service, will double its live event schedule in 2019 through a host of new content deals.
The mixed martial arts organisation said Fight Pass will showcase more than 200 exclusive events featuring top promotions from around the world. In all, Fight Pass will offer more than 1,000 hours of live and exclusive combat sports programming in 2019 across MMA, boxing, kickboxing, Muay Thai and Brazilian jiu-jitsu.
The preliminary 2019 programming schedule calls for Fight Pass to live stream fights from a minimum of 20 combat sports promotions. The UFC said the total number of live fights offered on Fight Pass is expected to rise throughout the year, as discussions take place with current and potential partners.
UFC president Dana White said: “Fans will get exclusive UFC Fight Pass Prelims before every pay-per-view, as well as a look at up-and-coming fighters competing live in top combat sports promotions around the world. This is just the beginning of how we’re going to tap into the power of Fight Pass to continue to grow MMA and all these other combat sports that fight fans love.”
The announcement includes new deals with Roy Jones Jr. Boxing and several Muay Thai and Lethwei organisations. Rhode Island-based organisation Classic Entertainment and Sports MMA has also signed a multi-year deal to have its shows broadcast on Fight Pass.
The full list of promotions currently listed for UFC Fight Pass in 2019 is:
Cage Fury Fighting Championships
Submission Grappling/Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Eddie Bravo Invitational
Polaris Professional Jiu-Jitsu Invitational
Roy Jones Jr. Boxing
Friday Night Fights
Muay Thai Grand Prix
World Lethwei Championship
Lethwei Fighting Championship