It’s getting a little hard to keep up with all these UFC announcements but the latest sees FOX Sports extend their broadcast agreement.
Under the deal, FOX Sports will continue to air Live UFC action including UFC Fight Night events and preliminary bouts on Pay-Per-View. There is also UFC magazine programming and FOX Sports Australia’s weekly MMA panel show Fight Week hosted by Robb Tasker, and former Australian UFC fighters Elvis Sinosic and Richie Vaculik.
“UFC is delighted to extend its long-term partnership with FOX Sports,” UFC Senior Vice President of International and Content Joe Carr said. “Continuing to work with the leading producer of sport’s coverage in Australia was an easy decision. Our strong relationship has been instrumental to the success we’ve seen in Australia over the past decade and no doubt this renewal will help us both achieve more positive results.”
FOX Sports Australia Director of Acquisitions, Rebecca McCloy, said: “FOX Sports has been the UFC’s Australian broadcast partner for 10 years with more fans watching UFC on Foxtel channels than anywhere else. It’s great to extend this valuable partnership that will see Foxtel continue to deliver one of the world’s most exciting and popular sports to subscribers across the country.”
The announcement comes as UFC reveals further details of its Australian return, with fan-favourite and heavyweight journeyman Mark ‘Super Samoan’ Hunt (13-11-1 1NC, fighting out of Sydney, Australia) headlining the fight card against Polish powerhouse Marcin ‘Tybur’ Tybura (16-2, fighting out of Warsaw, Poland). UFC Fight Night: Hunt Vs. Tybura takes place on Sunday, November 19 at Sydney’s Qudos Bank Arena with the main card airing Live on FOX Sports, available on Foxtel.