Ultimate Fighting Championship
on Thursday announced that it
has signed a two-year deal with Fox Sports to exclusively
distribute UFC content in 18 Latin American countries.
Beginning with UFC
133 “Evans vs. Ortiz 2” on Saturday, Fox Sports plans to air 24
live UFC events per year. The deal does not include rights to
broadcast in Brazil.
“We felt the time was right to expand in Latin America. We launched
with Globosat in Brazil in 2008 and saw the popularity [of the]
sport explode,” UFC President Dana White said in a release. “We
knew we had millions of fans in Latin America and wanted to give
them access to content and programming developed exclusively for
All live events will air Saturdays on Fox Sports and Fox Sports HD
with respect to varying time zones. Fox Sports Latin America has
also created a UFC webpage on www.foxsportsla.com to supplement
access to the brand for fans.
“We are excited to be able to bring our viewers a front row seat to
the fastest growing sport in world,” said Fox Sports executive
Patrick Ilabaca. “Through our agreement with the UFC, mixed martial
arts fans throughout Latin America will for the first time be able
to watch live UFC events exclusively on FOX Sports.”
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