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Glory has a new television deal in the works which will see its Superfight Series cards -- essentially the prelims to the numbered-event main cards -- air either live or on tape delay in the United States. read news >>

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The UFC has announced a partnership with Russian state television broadcasting company VGTRK, one of the biggest TV networks in Russia. This can be considered a big step in the organization's expansion into Eastern Europe. To date, breaking into the Russian MMA market has always been somewhat of an unattainable task for the Ultimate Fighting Championship. While they are present with live events and television programming in almost every viable market of the world, they have failed to expand into read news >>

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The Ultimate Fighting Championship has opened the door for a significant breakthrough in the Germany market with negotiations with two leading media properties in Germany following a five-year ban from broadcast television.The Bavarian State Media Authority (BLM) had banned UFC events from German television in March of 2010, claiming the events were a violation of general morality and an undesirable influence on youth. On Oct. 9, the Administrative Court in Munich ruled in favor of Zuffa, LLC, t read news >>

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The UFC’s television reach will expand in Canada next year starting with UFC 182 in early January. Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

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The UFC has a new cable home in Canada. The company, which had long been broadcast on Rogers Sportsnet, will now be seen on TSN and it's French-language counterpart, RDS, the company formally announced on Monday. MMAFighting.com first reported the news of the impending deal on Friday. Additionally, some UFC content will air on The Fight Network. TSN, Canada's equivalent of ESPN, as well as RDS, will air live events, including prelim bouts from PPV cards, North American UFC Fight Night events, an read news >>

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Emmy winning chef and television documentarian, Anthony Bourdain just got another stripe on his white belt. Once upon a time, world-renowned chef and Emmy winning television personality, Anthony Bourdain thought that he wasn't cut out to follow his wife's Brazilian jiu-jitsu journey. He felt that it had "no application" to his life, and once joked that "rolling around on a mat with a sweaty guy is not something in any way that interests me." Fast forward to today, where he just received his 4th read news >>

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The UFC’s next outing on network television goes down Saturday night in Phoenix and is headlined by Junior dos Santos returning to action after a yearlong layoff against Stipe Miocic. The five-round heavyweight tilt anchors what is one of the best fight cards of the year. The main card is a veritable heavyweight showcase, as three of the four main card fights feature the big boys. The show is very well-balanced with a mix of important fights between top-ranked fighters, a few fun fights between read news >>

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Jason David Frank, otherwise known as Tommy Oliver from the television show Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, has officially tossed his name into the CM Punk sweepstakes. The MMA world was left stunned Saturday night when it was revealed that Punk, real name Phillip Brooks, would be trading in tights and stage boots for cauliflower ears and a pair of four-ounce gloves. When speaking with commentator Joe Rogan at UFC 181, the former WWE champ confirmed that he had signed a contract to compete in the read news >>

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Eager to catch UFC 181: Hendricks vs. Lawler 2 on television or online? Here's your rundown of tonight's schedule for the Pay-Per-View event in Las Vegas, Nevada, where Johny Hendricks looks to defend his welterweight title against Robbie Lawler. The UFC's final PPV of 2014 takes place in Las Vegas, Nevada, and it features a loaded lineup of talent capped off with two championship bouts for fans to savour. Welterweight champion Johny Hendricks once again takes on Robbie Lawler, who he beat back read news >>

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Ultimate Fighting Championship's (UFC) reach is about to get bigger, according to Garry Cook. With television deals in Mexico, Brazil, Japan, and other countries around the globe, fight fans are privy to the excitement that Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) events bring, on what seems to be a weekly basis. But the world's preeminent mixed martial arts (MMA) promotion isn't planning to slow down any time soon -- no, seriously -- as it looks to continue its global assault by bringing its produc read news >>

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A new form of fighting as a television spectacle was announced at a press conference in Tokyo on Monday, with some major names in Japanese combat sports and entertainment behind it.The new promotion is called "Ganryujima," which is named after a small Japanese island best known as the site of a duel to the death in 1612 between legendary master swordsman Miyamoto Musashi (who the former kickboxer was named after) and Sasaki Kojiro. In more recent times, the island was used for televised pro wres read news >>

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The WSOF lightweight champion spoke to MMAmania.com about his upcoming title defense against Melvin Guillard at WSOF 15, training with Frankie Edgar, winning the title against Nick Newell, and how he is more motivated than ever for Nov. 15, 2014. Justin Gaethje crushed Nick Newell at WSOF 11 by way of technical knockout in the second round to become the first-ever WSOF lightweight champion. Now, at WSOF 15 at the USF Sun Dome in Tampa, Florida, he will attempt to defend his belt for the first ti read news >>

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Chael Sonnen will be returning to your television screens as an analyst sooner than you may have expected. The Associated Press reports Sonnen has been hired by ESPN to be their newest MMA analyst. "I love to break down fights," Sonnen told The Associated Press. "I love to watch them. The fact that ESPN will allow me to do that on the air in a fancy suit and call it a job, it's what I would be doing at home anyway." Sonnen was taken off Fox Sports 1 four months ago following positive drug tests read news >>

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The new boss of Viacom's Bellator MMA promotion has a simple plan for 2015: "put on fights that fans want to see, fights that grab television ratings, fights that put butts in seats and fights that the media wants to cover." Former Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker took over day-to-day operations of Viacom's Bellator MMA in June of this year. Due to the realities of contracts, television schedules and the fight game he hasn't yet had much of a chance to implement his vision for the promotion. In an in read news >>

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