AXS-TV, CES MMA Sign New Multi-Year Partnership Agreement

By Mike Sloan Nov 1, 2016
In an announcement on Tuesday, AXS-TV revealed that it has inked a multi-year contract extension with East Coast-based promotion CES MMA.

The extension includes at least six CES MMA events tabbed for 2017, and AXS TV will remain the exclusive North American broadcast home for the promotion. With the addition of broadcast agreements with Legacy Fighting Alliance and Lion Fight Promotions as well as the CES MMA shows, AXS TV is slated to air 45 live events in 2017, which is more than any other network (online betting).

“The team at CES MMA is excited to be renewing our long-term broadcast partnership with AXS TV Fights,” said CES MMA Vice President Jimmy Burchfield Jr. “Working together over the last several years, we have showcased some of the best East Coast MMA action to an internationally televised audience. With the reach of AXS TV Fights, CES MMA has established itself as a major pathway to the UFC; and there’s a lot more talent to come. Be sure to tune in when the CES MMA cage doors lock; we predict you will hear a lot more of ‘Good Night Irene!’”

“In a short period of time, CES MMA produced some of the most electrifying events on AXS TV Fights and has become an integral part of our mission to showcase the best up and coming fighters in the world,” added AXS TV Fights CEO Andrew Simon. “With this deal and CES’s storied history in combat sports, they are positioned to be the top promotion for emerging fighters in the region. We are looking forward to broadcasting their events as a part of our industry-leading 2017 45-fight broadcast schedule.”

The next CES MMA will occur on Friday with CES MMA 39. Headlined by former middleweight champion Chuck O’Neil taking on Wilfredo Santiago Jr., the action will air live on AXS TV beginning at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT.

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