The Ultimate Fighting Championship has a new broadcast home in Canada.
The promotion announced on Monday that it has reached a multi-year agreement with Bell Media’s TSN and its French language counterpart, RDS, to broadcast UFC programming “across multiple platforms, including major live events, preliminary fights of UFC pay-per-view events, UFC Fight Night events, and ‘The Ultimate Fighter’ series.”
In addition, Fight Network will also air UFC content, including international Fight Night events and preliminary bouts for domestic non-pay-per-view cards. UFC programming in Canada was previously broadcast on Rogers Sportsnet.
“We are excited to join forces with TSN and RDS to provide UFC’s one-of-a-kind content in English and French, through two of Canada’s most-watched specialty channels. On top of that, we have an agreement with Fight Network that will perfectly complement this coverage,” said Tom Wright, UFC Managing Director in Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. “This is a huge win for Canadian UFC fans as they will have more content on broadcast television than ever before.”
TSN’s UFC coverage will begin on Jan. 3 with “Countdown to UFC 182: Jones vs. Cormier” as well as two hours of UFC 182 preliminary coverage leading into the pay-per-view.