Legend Fighting Championship has signed a broadcast agreement
with ESPN International that will see the Hong Kong-based promotion
broadcast on television and broadband channels in 109 countries
through the end of 2014.
The promotion announced the news on Tuesday, revealing that the
deal will begin with the upcoming Legend FC 11. Though an official
date has not been set for that event, the show is expected to be
headlined by a lightweight title bout between champion Jadamba
Narantungalag (Pictured) and Japanese challenger Koji Ando.
“Since our first tournament in January 2010, Legend has been
bringing the best of Asia-Pacific MMA to a growing audience,” said
Chris Pollak, Legend FC co-founder and managing director, in the
official release. “This agreement will give our television and
broadband streaming efforts huge new reach into multiple regions
around the world, cementing our position as the most widely
distributed Asian MMA content worldwide. We look forward to working
closely with our partners at ESPN.”
According to the official release, the deal will see the promotion
extend its reach to Australia and New Zealand, as well as countries
in the Caribbean, Latin America, the Middle East and Africa. The
deal also gains ESPN International access to more than two years’
worth of archived footage dating back to Legend FC’s second event.