UFC inks new deal for UK & Ireland programming


The UFC previously held a deal with ESPN and Setanta Sports to provide coverage for live events and thus the UFC held shows in England and Ireland. When that deal fell through, the UFC hosted less live events in the area, but it looks like British fans can rejoice with the announcement that the UFC has signed a new deal with the to-be-launched BT Sport:

As we reported previously on Mirror Online, the UFC deal - which was officially announced this morning - is set to offer comprehensive coverage of the world's biggest MMA promotion, with live events backed up with BT-produced primetime magazine shows and highlight programming aimed at introducing the fast-rising sport of mixed martial arts to a new audience.

The three-year partnership will see all of UFC’s live and taped programming broadcast on the BT Sport channels and, for the first time, will include originally produced programming for the UK and Irish audience with exclusive access which will result in up to 400 hours of TV programming to UFC’s loyal fanbase.

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DeWebb site profile image  

5/12/13 1:51 PM by DeWebb

My bad you have to take BT broadband to get the free box. You could always pick up a youview box from eBay, and then sign up to the £5-£15 a month package I think.

DeWebb site profile image  

5/11/13 6:06 AM by DeWebb

Still unsure what to do. I've got BT Infinity so I'll be able to stream BT Sports for free, but if I add the BT TV package for an extra £5 a month they'll give a me the Youview box that records and does HD.Anybody know if the BT Sports HD is a stream or an actual freeview channel via the Youview box?

Uncle Muay Thai site profile image  

5/10/13 10:37 AM by Uncle Muay Thai

Haha you got me, that's funny. Well played sir : )

kingbisping site profile image  

5/10/13 10:11 AM by kingbisping

haha yea i used look at the time left and think yea there is gonna be a finish any moment now

Flannerz site profile image  

5/10/13 7:40 AM by Flannerz

The problem with Bravo was you knew how long the main event would be just by what time it started!

Huntsman site profile image  

5/10/13 7:34 AM by Huntsman


FedorsBadassFists site profile image  

5/10/13 5:49 AM by FedorsBadassFists

So it's free to BT Broadband customers? What's the betting that in the near future when they've got a load of new broadband subscribers they decide that it's no longer gonna be free & BT customers will have to start paying an extra £6-£10 for it.

luctaro site profile image  

5/9/13 9:16 PM by luctaro

Nah man you must have sex in some moment prior in your life or you cant watch it.Sorry couldnt stop myself XD

Tommo90 site profile image  

5/9/13 6:40 PM by Tommo90


Fight! UK Online site profile image  

5/9/13 4:42 PM by Fight! UK Online

It's £12 on Sky (unconfirmed on Virgin etc. as yet) with HD for the first year if you subscribe before August 1st. £15 with HD after that.