The Ultimate Fighting Championship has signed a long-term contract with Fox Networks Group in Latin America to air more than 160 hours of live content annually in the region.
The content will include pay-per-view events, UFC Fight Night cards and “The Ultimate Fighter” reality series and its finales. The partnership begins with UFC 211 on Saturday, which is headlined by a heavyweight championship clash between Stipe Miocic and Junior dos Santos. UFC 211 also notably includes rising Mexican prospect Yair Rodriguez, who faces Frankie Edgar in a featured clash on the pay-per-view bill.
UFC content is expected to be available in more than 44 million households in Spanish-speaking Latin American countries via Fox Sports and the Fox Premium App & TV beginning May 13, according to a release. Mexico will be part of the “licensed territory” beginning on Jan. 1, 2019.
“UFC is excited to be partnering with FNG Latin America, the leading multi-platform entertainment Group in Latin America,” UFC Senior Vice President of International and Content Joe Carr said. “The opportunity to have our premier content available in over 44 million homes will immediately accelerate the growth of the UFC brand and the sport of MMA across the region. The emergence of young Latin American mixed martial artists coupled with FOX’s marketing muscle and distribution, will allow us to expand our event output beyond Brazil and Mexico and into the rest of Latin America in the coming years.”