Mixed Martial Arts (MMA)

Bellator MMA has been waiting years for a consistent broadcast deal in the UK and Ireland. Now two have arrived at once

MMA promotion Bellator’s US-based events will be shown on Sky in the UK, adding to a deal for Europe-based events with Channel 5.

The Ultimate Fighting Championship has secured a good increase for its media rights across Australia and New Zealand, in a new five-year deal with ESPN
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The ESPN+ streaming service gained 568,000 new subscribers on Friday and Saturday combined – and over 525,000 on Saturday alone – directly from the onset of ESPN's new UFC rights deal.

The Ultimate Fighting Championship’s new three-year deal in Russia and the CIS states will see the creation of a new pay-television channel, mostly thanks to the profile of undefeated lightweight champion K...

Czech pay-television broadcaster O2 TV has bolstered its mixed martial arts portfolio, announcing a new media-rights deal for Singapore-based promotion One Championship

Asian MMA promotion ONE Championship has signed a multi-year media-rights deal with Japanese free-to-air broadcaster TV Tokyo. The agreement is exclusive and covers all ONE Championship content
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Asian mixed martial arts promotion the One Championship has reportedly agreed a US rights deal with the Turner Sports division of media company Turner. ESPN

The Ultimate Fighting Championship has triggered an exit clause in its contract with Eleven Sports in the UK and will return to BT Sport from 2019, SportBusiness Media understands.

Fight Sports, the linear sports channel and digital service, has agreed a carriage deal in Spain with telco operator Orange