Foxtel renews UFC for Main Event

Pay per view match between Daniel Cormier & Jon Jones keeps UFC alive on Foxtel.

Foxtel has re-signed its agreement to continue to air UFC Pay-Per-View events on the Main Event channel.

The deal kicks off with the UFC 214 fight between Daniel Cormier and Jon Jones on Sunday July 30 from 12pm (AEST) Live and replayed throughout the day.

FOX Sports continues to broadcast a range of weekly UFC programming such as UFC Countdown pre-shows, The Ultimate Fighter, weigh-ins and more.

Foxtel has a 10 year history of UFC in Australia. This week Fetch announced it was becoming “Official Broadcaster of the UFC” in Australia after signing a deal with UFC.

Taking place at the Honda Centre in Anaheim, California, UFC 214 will see current champion Cormier seek to avenge his 2015 loss as he defends his title against former titleholder Jones. More than a year after their last fight was cancelled, their feud outside of the ring continues to boil with both fighters using press opportunities to sling insults at each other.

The UFC 214 main card will also feature a title fight between current welterweight champion Tyron Woodley and top ranked contender Demian Maia for the welterweight crown, along with Cris Cyborg facing Tonya Evinger for the women’s featherweight belt.  

On Sunday, September 10 from 12 pm Live on Foxtel’s Main Event, UFC will host its first-ever event in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada with UFC 215, live from Rogers Place. The event is headlined my UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson, who will look to make UFC history by defending title for the 11th time. UFC 215 will also include a women’s bantamweight showdown between Amanda Nunes and Valentina Shevchenko.

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  1. there is some slight of hand marketing here by Fetch or UFC. If i was Fetch or Optus i would want exclusivity. Although they do have more UFC content than MainEvent. I remember early on TEN had some UFC stuff before UFC signed a FOX deal some years ago now.

    1. Yes they did, now they show Bellator MMA on ONE, however it’s all the stuff from 2015 which is odd, TEN could do well to try and pick-up one of the 2nd tier Pro Wrestling shows that aren’t shown here. Like GFW Impact, Ring Of Honor, AAA or Lucha Underground, it could be a nice little niche market for ONE to have on, especially with GFW, AAA and Lucha Underground working together. RAW and Smackdown regularly get 34,000 on FOX8, so I would assume ONE would pick up some if not all of those people plus a few more.

  2. So a couple of days ago Fetch TV became the Official Broadcaster of the UFC and it was said that the UFC PPV’s would be at a $49:99 starting with this one as well. Does that mean Main Event is going to be coming thorough Fetch or is it a seperate thing, as if it is that could be good in the future for PPV competition in pricing.

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