ESPN’s New Streaming Service Lands Portion of UFC TV Rights for $150 Million Per Year

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ESPN has signed the UFC to a rights deal for its new streaming network, ESPN+, landing 15 events beginning in 2019.

The deal is only for a portion of the pricey rights for the mixed-martial arts league, leaving plenty for another TV or streaming partner. The UFC has aired on Fox Sports since 2011.

“UFC is a premier global sports property with legions of incredibly avid fans.  We are excited to be able to bring their world-class events and content to ESPN+ and the ESPN networks.  This agreement shows the commitment we have to delivering fans the very best across our entire platform,” said Jimmy Pitaro, ESPN President and Co-Chairman, Disney Media Networks.

More to come…