In their 10th year of partnership, UFC and Fox Sports Australia have announced an extension to their broadcast agreement.
Fox Sports Australia will continue to deliver live UFC events to Foxtel subscribers in addition to magazine programming and archived events. Fans can also get instant access with Foxtel Now, and be signed up and streaming all the action live within minutes.
In addition, Foxtel’s Main Event channel will continue to deliver fans live and encore UFC pay-per-view events and live UFC content for subscribing Foxtel and Fox Sports venues.
The announcement comes as UFC reveals further details of its Australian return, with fan-favourite and heavyweight journeyman Mark “Super Samoan” Hunt (13-11-1 1NC, fighting out of Sydney, Australia) headlining the fight card against Polish powerhouse Marcin “Tybur” Tybura (16-2, fighting out of Warsaw, Poland). UFC Fight Night: Hunt vs. Tybura takes place on Sunday November 19 at Sydney’s Qudos Bank Arena with the main card airing live on Fox Sports, available on Foxtel.
“UFC is delighted to extend its long-term partnership with Fox Sports,” UFC senior vice president of international and content Joe Carr said. “Continuing to work with the leading producer of sports coverage in Australia was an easy decision. Our strong relationship has been instrumental to the success we’ve seen in Australia over the past decade and no doubt this renewal will help us both achieve more positive results.”
Fox Sports Australia director of acquisitions Rebecca McCloy said: “Fox Sports has been the UFC’s Australian broadcast partner for 10 years with more fans watching UFC on Foxtel channels than anywhere else. It’s great to extend this valuable partnership that will see Foxtel continue to deliver one of the world’s most exciting and popular sports to subscribers across the country.”
Under the deal, Fox Sports Australia will continue to air live UFC action including UFC Fight Night events and preliminary bouts to numbered pay-per-view events.
This is supported by UFC magazine programming and Fox Sports Australia’s weekly MMA panel show Fight Week hosted by Robb Tasker and former Australian UFC fighters Elvis Sinosic and Richie Vaculik.