UFC, the highest Mixed Martial Arts promoting company has made a major entrance in the live streaming world. The Ultimate Fighting Championship made the official announcement recently following the deal signed with ESPN+ and Walt Disney.
UFC has announced an exclusive streaming agreement. UFC and The Walt Disney Company recently reached a multi-year media rights deal that will allow ESPN+ the exclusive right to air UFC’ content, which includes a 30-minute special, a content from UFC’s library and equally re-runs of pay-per-view airings on ESPN’s linear networks. This deal is to take effect from January 2019.
This new deal between UFC and ESPN+ covers only for streaming while the television rights for UFC is still open as reported by MMA News.
Subscribers for the ESPN+ streaming services pay $4.99 monthly or $49.99 annually.
According to the UFC president, Dana White;
“I couldn’t be more excited to partner with The Walt Disney Company and ESPN on an agreement that will continue to grow our sport. UFC has always done deals with the right partners at the right time and this one is no exception. We will now have the ability to deliver fights to our young fan base wherever they are and whenever they want it. This deal is a home run for ESPN and UFC.”