wsof-ray-sefo-todd-harris.jpgThe World Series of Fighting has signed a broadcast agreement with Spanish-language sports channel Univision Deportes in advance of its second event, officials recently announced.

The deal bolsters the upstart MMA promotion’s TV presence, which is anchored by a multi-year agreement with NBC Sports Network that calls for six events annually. WSOF’s NBC debut, which came prior to the agreement, garnered an average of 198,000 viewers.

Both networks will air the five-bout main-card of World Series of Fighting 2, which takes place Saturday at Revel Atlantic City in Atlantic City, N.J. A seven-bout preliminary-card streams live on Sherdog.com.

“This is a real feather in the cap not only of MMA but World Series of Fighting as well,” WSOF official Jim Hunter said during a media teleconference in support of the event.

WSOF 2 is headlined by a heavyweight bout between ex-UFC champ Andrei Arlovski and Anthony Johnson. Bantamweights Tyson Nam and Marlon Moraes co-headline.

WSOF CEO Ray Sefo said the promotion isn’t looking beyond six events annually. The promotion’s next event takes place June 14 in Las Vegas.

Univision Deportes, which came on the air this past April, is available on cable providers DirecTV, Dish Network, and AT&T U-verse and, according to the company, reaches 96 percent of U.S. Hispanic homes.

Since its inception, the channel has aggressively expanded into the sports TV market, striking deals to air FIFA soccer events.

For more on WSOF 2, stay tuned to the MMA Rumors section of the site.

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

Related News

WSOF Continues Signing Spree, Inks Deal with Ramsey Nijem

  • 26 days ago
  • 12 views

World Series of Fighting continued its signing spree on Monday, announcing it had inked a deal with UFC veteran Ramsey Nijem. read news >>

WSOF 33 Main Card Complete with Six Fights Set

  • 24 days ago
  • 7 views

World Series of Fighting announced the completion of a six-fight main card for the WSOF33: Gaethje vs. Dugulubgov world championship doubleheader on Oct. 7. read news >>

Diego Sanchez Welcomes Marcin Held to the UFC in Mexico City

  • 24 days ago
  • 33 views

A day after announcing that he had signed with the UFC, former Bellator MMA title contender Marcin Held knows who he'll face in his promotional debut. read news >>

How to Watch UFC Fight Night: Arlovski vs. Barnett

  • 23 days ago
  • 18 views

International broadcast listings for UFC Fight Night: Arlovski vs. Barnett read news >>

Dana White Says Robbie Lawler vs. Donald Cerrone Signed for UFC 205 in New York

  • 17 days ago
  • 47 views

Dana White says an exciting bout between Robbie Lawler and Donald "Cowboy" Cerrone has been inked for UFC 205 in New York. read news >>

Veta Arteaga Knows What She Signed Up for at Bellator 161 | MMAWeekly.com

  • 12 days ago
  • 17 views

Undefeated flyweight Veta Arteaga knows what she signed up for at Bellator 161, and she's ready. read news >>

Chael Sonnen to Bellator: Latest Contract Details, Comments, Reaction

  • 9 days ago
  • 166 views

Veteran MMA fighter Chael Sonnen has left UFC and signed a multiyear deal with Bellator, Damon Martin of Fox Sports reported Thursday. MMA Fighting's Ariel Helwani confirmed Martin's report. The 39-y read news >>

Chael Sonnen's Anger Motivated His Return | MMAWeekly.com

  • 5 days ago
  • 39 views

Ready to fight at gangster weight, Chael Sonnen signed with Bellator to make his MMA return. He said it's because he is angry. read news >>

Broadcast..,Information:..,Patriots..,vs..,Texans**LIVE - footballbroadcastlive

  • 2 days ago
  • 5 views

Broadcast..,Information:..,Patriots..,vs..,Texans**LIVE - footballbroadcastlive read news >>