Paramount+ and CBS Sports today announced a multi-year agreement with Combate Global to serve as the U.S. English-language home for Combate mixed martial arts (MMA) events, beginning June 25 on CBS Sports.
Combate Global will then transition to Paramount+ on July 9 for the remainder of the year, though CBS Sports will stay in the Combate business with weekly one-hour recap shows featuring highlights from the most recent events.
“The addition of Combate Global’s exciting MMA action is a tremendous opportunity for Paramount+ to further expand its reach to a young and diverse fanbase,” said Jeffrey Gerttula, Executive Vice President and General Manager, CBS Sports Digital. “We believe Combate events will complement the expansive live soccer programming that is now a cornerstone of our industry-leading sports coverage on the service and deliver even more unique sports content across CBS Sports platforms.”
Paramount+ will feature 30 live Combate Global MMA events annually in 2022 and 2023.
“We are thrilled to partner with CBS Sports and bring Combate Global action to the Paramount+ platform,” said Combate Global CEO Campbell McLaren. “Millions of combat sports fans have heard about Combate Global’s fast and furious version of MMA and can now see for themselves. Find out why Combate is ‘Much More Action’ with our world class announcing team calling the action.”
Combate 30-minute event preview shows and weekly hour-long recap shows will accompany the live event action programming on Paramount+. CBS Sports Network also will feature re-airs of Combate events with Combate’s fight library available on-demand on Paramount+.
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