The UFC and ESPN formally will usher within the subsequent broadcast period in MMA subsequent week.
After seven years with FOX as its broadcast associate, the UFC shifts to ESPN and its collection of networks, which incorporates the ESPN+ on-line streaming platform.
UFC on ESPN+ 1, which takes place subsequent Saturday, Jan. 19, at Barclays Middle in Brooklyn. The primary card streams on ESPN+ following prelims on ESPN and ESPN+. In the principle occasion, UFC bantamweight champ T.J. Dillashaw (16-Three MMA, 12-Three UFC) drops down 10 kilos to problem for a second concurrent title towards flyweight champ Henry Cejudo (13-2 MMA, 7-2 UFC) in a extremely anticipated superfight.
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Forward of the massive card in Brooklyn, ESPN is rolling out a particular three-hour block of programming Saturday night time, in addition to greater than 150 hours of UFC content material on ESPN+.
Saturday, a number of the greatest title fights in latest historical past will likely be replayed on ESPN. At eight p.m. ET, the UFC 229 essential occasion between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Conor McGregor will likely be aired. After that, at 9 p.m., the UFC 227 title struggle between Cejudo and former champion Demetrious Johnson will air. And at 10 p.m., Dillashaw’s two bantamweight title fights towards Cody Garbrandt will likely be featured.
As well as, ESPN+ now has on-line content material like “UFC Reloaded,” “UFC 25 Biggest Fights,” “UFC Unleashed,” “UFC Battle Flashback,” “UFC Major Occasion” and the complete occasion replay from UFC 229 this previous October.
From ESPN’s descriptions of the programming:
“UFC 25 Biggest Fights”: UFC counts down the best battles ever. See the long-lasting performances, stunning upsets and ruthless rivalries that turned athletes into legends.
“UFC Reloaded”: UFC Reloaded provides struggle followers an opportunity to re-visit (or look ahead to the primary time) the largest and most memorable UFC pay-per-view occasions in historical past.
“UFC Major Occasion”: UFC Major Occasion showcases one of the best fights of latest classic, arrange by prefight, interview-driven options that reveal the backstories of the athletes simply prior these epic bouts.
“UFC Unleashed”: UFC Unleashed options one of the best fights from the UFC archives, multi function present. Unleashed brings you the massive fights that you just missed or wish to see over again.
“UFC Battle Flashback”: UFC Battle Flashback is an enhanced replay of the largest fights, that includes never-before-seen footage from state-of-the-art, specialty cameras and unique new sound. Starting with arrivals on the enviornment, contained in the locker rooms, within the Octagon, via the epic struggle and the aftermath.
“UFC Prime 10”: UFC Prime 10 is the final word countdown for motion packed moments in UFC historical past. From thrilling momentum shifts to surprising knockouts and submissions, it’s edge-of-your-seat motion — relived by the fighters, coaches and commentators who had been concerned.
UFC 229: Khabib vs. McGregor: The complete replay of the Three-hour essential occasion from the latest blockbuster PPV occasion, culminating within the fierce, emotional showdown between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Conor McGregor.
Launched in April 2018, ESPN+ is out there at a value of $four.99 monthly after a seven-day free trial. Many of the UFC’s non-pay-per-view “Battle Night time” occasions will likely be streamed in complete or half on the platform.
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