UFC and ESPN with Australia’s Tai Tuivasa and Josh Culibao

UFC and ESPN extend multi year broadcast rights

UFC and ESPN extend multi year broadcast rights – UFC, the world’s premier mixed martial arts organization and part of TKO Group Holdings (NYSE: TKO), together with ESPN Australia and New Zealand (part of The Walt Disney Company), today announced a multi-year broadcasting rights agreement for ESPN to remain the must-see destination for UFC fans to get comprehensive coverage rounding out all their UFC action. The agreement was negotiated in consultation with IMG.

ESPN will continue to deliver LIVE coverage of all 30 UFC Fight Night events, along with all 12 UFC Pay-Per-View Prelims each year.

ESPN will also screen additional content that includes original programs, such as UFC Countdown, The Ultimate Fighter, and Dana White’s Contender Series, which has discovered the likes of rising Australian Welterweight Jack Della Maddalena.

“ESPN has been a great partner to us, and we’re thrilled they will continue to broadcast our events in Australia and New Zealand,”

said Peter Kloczko, UFC Vice President Australia & New Zealand

“Our roster of talent from Australia and New Zealand has never been stronger, and we’re excited to continue to work with ESPN to keep promoting these athletes, building local stars, and broadcasting the best combat sports events in the world to our incredible fans here.”

“We’re excited ESPN will continue to carry the most comprehensive coverage of UFC to round out all the live action for UFC fans,”

– said Kylie Watson-Wheeler, Senior Vice President and Managing Director of The Walt Disney Company and responsible for ESPN across Asia Pacific. 

“Our ESPN programming packs a punch with live events every week across the year and there’s so much local talent – such as UFC Featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski, Israel Adesanya, Robert Whittaker and Tai Tuivasa – in the UFC Octagon for Australians and New Zealanders to get behind.”

About UFC®

UFC® is the world’s premier mixed martial arts organization (MMA), with more than 700 million fans and  259 million social media followers. The organization produces more than 40 live events annually in some of the most prestigious arenas around the world while broadcasting to over 900 million TV households across more than 170 countries.

UFC’s athlete roster features the world’s best MMA athletes representing more than 80 countries. The organization’s digital offerings include UFC FIGHT PASS®, one of the world’s leading streaming services for combat sports. UFC is part of TKO Group Holdings (NYSE: TKO) and is headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada. For more information, visit UFC.com and follow UFC at Facebook.com/UFC and @UFC on X, Snapchat, Instagram, and TikTok: @UFC.

About ESPN Australia and New Zealand

ESPN is the world’s leading sports entertainment company and is renowned for delivering sports with personality and authority. In Australia and New Zealand ESPN operates the ESPN and ESPN2 sports television networks, distributed on the Foxtel, Fetch, Kayo Sports and Sky platforms. We deliver over 10,000 hours of live events and studio programming each year, with a broadcast rights portfolio that includes NBA, NFL, UFC, US Open, FA Cup, MLB and NHL, and much more. In addition, the ESPNews, ESPNU, ACC Network and SEC Networks are available to stream via the ESPN App.    

ESPN networks feature some of the most respected and recognizable sports anchors and reporters on the globe, with names like Scott Van Pelt, Stephen A Smith, Adrian Wojnarowski, Pat McAfee and more.

If you love sports, or you want to reach people who love sports, there’s no better place than ESPN.   

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