UFC Fight Night Dublin: McGregor vs. Brandao, which will take place on 19th July at the O2 Arena in Dublin, will be broadcast on channel 3e in Ireland. 3e, part of the TV3 network, will broadcast the main card on a live basis from 8pm, together with features and enhanced editorial across the TV3 Group in the lead up to the event.

This is the first time a UFC event will be broadcast to a terrestrial audience in Ireland, marking a significant step forward for the organisation in this region. 

TV3 reaches in the region of 3.5million individuals each month, equivalent to 85.1% of the available viewing population. It is the largest commercial TV channel in Ireland, and has a bigger market share for adults than BBC1, UTV, Channel 4 or Sky 1 combined. 

Garry Cook, Executive Vice President and Managing Director of UFC Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA), said: “The popularity of the UFC in Ireland continues to grow at an enormous rate. With a number of talented Irish fighters on the card and the record breaking sell-out audience at the O2 arena, it was only right that we also offered access to this incredible event to audiences in Ireland via a free to air TV agreement. We are incredibly excited to make this announcement and we are confident that this is only the beginning of things to come for our sport in Ireland.”  

Interest in the UFC is not only growing in Ireland, but it continues to soar elsewhere across Europe and in the Middle East. Already this year the UFC has delivered live events in London, Abu Dhabi and Berlin, with plans to host two further EMEA events after Fight Night Dublin, before the end of 2014. 

The TV3 Group has an impressive track record in bringing major international sporting events in to homes across Ireland. The network has televised more than 150 live UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League games since 2009. TV3 have also secured the live broadcast rights in Ireland for all 48 matches for the 2015 Rugby World Cup.

TV3 Group Head of Sport, Kieran Holden, said; “We are thrilled to be able to broadcast Conor McGregor’s homecoming bout for UFC’s Dublin event on 3e, on 19 July. Conor’s progress through the MMA ranks has been phenomenal and we are delighted that we are able to show this event to his growing fan base here live and for free on 3e.”

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

Reebok Partners with UFC World Champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk

  • 10 days ago
  • 4 views

Reebok today announced its partnership with Joanna Jedrzejczyk, fresh off her defense of the UFC women’s strawweight championship. read news >>

Marcus Brimage vs. Ian Entwistle Finalizes UFC Fight Night Glasgow Card

  • 11 days ago
  • 0 views

The Ultimate Fighting Championship announced on Tuesday that Marcus Brimage (7-4) would face Ian Entwistle (9-2) at UFC Fight Night 72. read news >>

Ultimate Wrestling Championships To Be Held During IFW

  • 13 days ago
  • 0 views

Ultimate Alliance today announced the Ultimate Wrestling Championships will be held at the Sands Expo & Convention Center on July 10-11 during the 4th Annual UFC International Fight Week™ in Las read news >>

Scott Coker: Bellator originally wanted an eight-man tourney at Bellator 141

  • 12 days ago
  • 1 views

ST. LOUIS – When Bellator MMA recently announced a one-night four-man tournament, it surprised almost everyone in the MMA world. But the initial vision was a bit more ambitious.Filed under: Bellator, read news >>

UFC Fight Night 69 draws an announced 8,155 fans

  • 14 days ago
  • 0 views

BERLIN – Saturday’s UFC Fight Night 69 event drew an announced attendance of 8,155 fans in Berlin, the UFC’s second trip to Germany’s capital city in about a year.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

Bellator Announces McGeary vs. Ortiz Title Fight and Four-Man, Same-Night Tournament

  • 15 days ago
  • 1 views

Bellator MMA announced on Friday that light heavyweight champion Liam McGeary would face Tito Ortiz for the title on Sept. 19 in San Jose. read news >>

CM Punk is 'super OK' if UFC debut doesn't take place until 2016

  • 19 days ago
  • 17 views

Ever since the UFC announced it signed Phil “CM Punk” Brooks to a UFC contract in early December, questions have swirled about when and where the former professional wrestling superstar will debut. T read news >>

Arnold Allen in as late-replacement against Alan Omer at UFC Fight Night 69

  • 19 days ago
  • 1 views

Days after it was announced that Mike Wilkinson had an injury and had to withdraw from his UFC Fight Night 69 featherweight bout with Alan Omer, the UFC has announced that Arnold Allen has stepped in read news >>

UFC 188: Velasquez vs. Werdum Gate and Attendance Set Records in Mexico City

  • 20 days ago
  • 10 views

UFC president Dana White announced the attendance numbers from UFC 188: Velasquez vs. Werdum following the pay-per-view event in Mexico City on Saturday. read news >>

UFC 188 Fighter Bonuses: Fabricio Werdum Earns Bonus to Go with His New Belt

  • 21 days ago
  • 11 views

The Ultimate Fighting Championship announced the performance-based fighter bonuses stemming from the UFC 188 pay-per-view event in Mexico City on Saturday. read news >>