On the morning of Tuesday May 8th, the UFC announced their new broadcast partner as of the start of 2019: ESPN. After decades of being ignored by the premiere cable sports network, the UFC is now being brought in as a ringer of sorts to get you to buy their new streaming service, ESPN+.
According to the UFC’s press release, ESPN+ will feature 15 fight nights a year with the oh so creative event name of ‘UFC on ESPN+.’ Also in the pipe: all the pre- and post-event sportsdesk talking heads you’ve gotten begrudgingly used to during the UFC’s seven years with FOX Sports. You can also expect a ton of hype and highlight programming on ESPN cable channels.
That’s just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to this deal. Want to know more? We’ve created a quick 90 second video giving you all the most important facts you need to know about this deal.