The Foxtel Group and Final Preventing Championship (UFC) at present introduced a brand new multi-year settlement which is able to see Important Occasion – accessible solely on Foxtel and Kayo Sports activities – develop into the unique dwelling of Pay-Per-View in Australia for all UFC occasions from January 1, 2024.
This expanded partnership cements Important Occasion because the undisputed dwelling of PPV in Australia with a wealthy historical past of showcasing the largest UFC fights on the earth – and constructing the following technology of fighters – since 2008.
Below the brand new settlement, beginning subsequent 12 months, followers trying to buy a PPV through UFC Combat Go might be redirected to Foxtel and Kayo Sports activities’ Important Occasion platform for unique entry to unmissable fights. UFC Combat Go will proceed to showcase unforgettable archived bouts, highlights and breaking UFC information from around the globe.
UFC’s reputation has soared because it was first broadcast in Australia in 2008. There at the moment are greater than 700 million UFC followers throughout the globe. In Australia and New Zealand, UFC counts greater than 4.3 million followers and options the youngest fan base of any skilled sport in Australia with 48% aged between 18-39.
UFC fighters together with Alex Volkanovski, Tai Tuivasa and Jack Jenkins at present joined UFC and Foxtel Group executives together with greater than 500 battle followers at an occasion on Sydney Harbour to have a good time the information.
Foxtel Group CEO, Patrick Delany, mentioned: “For 15 years we now have been bringing the largest UFC fights to Australian audiences and this new settlement will lengthen and elevate that partnership on the cusp of a golden period for the game. UFC boasts the youngest fan base of any skilled sport within the nation and it’s thrilling to proceed our partnership with a model that has such monumental development potential – each at dwelling and overseas. It’s the right match for our greater than 3 million sports activities subscribers streaming on Kayo Sports activities and Foxtel.”
Govt Director – Business, Sport, Rebecca McCloy, mentioned: “As we proceed to develop subscribers, the UFC proceed to develop their reputation with followers around the globe – collectively, this subsequent period for the game will explode. We’re proud to be the house of Australia’s largest and hottest sports activities and this deal enhances different long-term rights agreements we now have with the Nationwide Rugby League, Cricket Australia, the Australian Soccer League, No Restrict Boxing, Supercars Australia, Netball Australia and lots of others.”
UFC President Dana White, mentioned: “I’m excited that we’re extending our broadcast partnership with Foxtel Group. Foxtel and Kayo Sports activities are the very best sports activities broadcasters within the nation and so they have backed UFC in Australia because the starting. Collectively, we are going to proceed to develop UFC in Australia and so they would be the vacation spot for the largest and baddest fights we placed on year-round.”
UFC motion is sure for Sydney this September as a part of UFC 293 with a sell-out crowd anticipated at Qudos Financial institution Enviornment. Followers will be capable of buy the PPV through Important Occasion, accessible on Foxtel and Kayo Sports activities.