Combate Global has a new home for the English-language broadcasts of its events.
The promotion announced Tuesday that it has signed a multi-year broadcast agreement with CBS Sports and Paramount+. Combate Global will debut on June 25 on CBS Sports Network before transitioning to Paramount+ on July 9 through the remainder of the year.
Paramount+ is expected to air 30 live Combate Global events annually in 2022 and 2023, while CBS Sports Network will complement that coverage with a one-hour recap show following each event. Additionally, CBS Sports Network will feature re-airs of past Combate events, while the promotion’s entire fight library will be available on Paramount+.
"The addition of Combate Global’s exciting MMA action is a tremendous opportunity for Paramount+ to further expand its reach to a young and diverse fanbase,” said Executive Vice President and General Manage of CBS Sports Digital Jeffrey Gerttula in a release. “We believe Combate events will complement the expansive live soccer programming that is now a cornerstone of our industry-leading sports coverage on the service and deliver even more unique sports content across CBS Sports platforms.”
The news comes on the heels of Combate Global’s five-year broadcast partnership with Univision , the top Spanish language content and media company in the United States, earlier this year.
Details regarding Combate Global’s CBS Sports debut and the remaining 2021 schedule will be announced at a future date.