UFC and ESPN renews partnership

Ultimate Fighting Championship and ESPN renew partnership

February 17, 2024

The Ultimate Fighting Championship has announced a multi-year extension agreement of its partnership with Disney-owned sports broadcaster ESPN Australia and New Zealand. 

The deal will see the Oceanic sports network continue broadcasting all 30 UFC Fight Night events along with the 12 UFC pay-per-view Prelims.

ESPN will also continue to broadcast its original content series such as UFC Countdown, The Ultimate Fights, and Dana White’s Contender Series.

Peter Kloczko, Vice President, Australia & New Zealand, Ultimate Fighting Championship, commented:

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

Kylie Watson-Wheeler, Senior Vice President and Managing Director of The Walt Disney Company, also responsible for ESPN across Asia Pacific, added:

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

Aditya Chaudhuri

Hailing from the City of Joy, the things that bring me joy are cricket, a good non-tilt CS:GO session, F1 and movies.

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