ONE Championship Faces Balancing Act Head-On

ONE Championship has faced one problem since their inception more than a decade ago: how do you build a promotion that caters to the U.S. and Asia markets at the same time? This question hasn't been an easy one for them to crack. Each area cares about different talents. They consume the product through different … Continue reading ONE Championship Faces Balancing Act Head-On

ESPN+ Subscription To Increase By Three Dollars In August

Prices surrounding UFC programming have only continued to go up. ESPN+, the subscription service that hosts all UFC pay-per-view events and most "Fight Night" cards, will see an increase in its monthly fee, starting next month. ESPN+ will go from $6.99 USD to $9.99, starting August 23rd. News of the change was first reported by … Continue reading ESPN+ Subscription To Increase By Three Dollars In August

Disney Reports Increase In ESPN+ Subscriptions, Decrease In UFC PPV Income

ESPN+ has seen a steady increase in subscribers recently, although a decline in UFC pay-per-view purchases along with higher sports programming costs has slowed revenue growth for the subscription service. These recent developments were revealed as part of the second-quarter earnings report from The Walt Disney Company recently. ESPN+, the monthly subscription service that offers … Continue reading Disney Reports Increase In ESPN+ Subscriptions, Decrease In UFC PPV Income

ONE Championship Lands Multi-Year Deal With Amazon Prime Video

Singapore-based MMA promotion ONE Championship has secured a multi-year deal with Amazon Prime Video for live programming. The deal means that Prime Video will air 12 live events per year for ONE Championship in the U.S. and Canada, per a press release issued Wednesday. The new deal is set to be five years in total, … Continue reading ONE Championship Lands Multi-Year Deal With Amazon Prime Video

UFC Introduces New Fan-Voted Bonus Awards For PPV Events

UFC is debuting a new system this weekend that will allow viewers to determine which fighters get financial bonuses for their performances. The "Fan Bonus of the Night" will debut at the promotion's April 9th pay-per-view card, per an announcement made Thursday. The system will give out the cryptocurrency Bitcoin to fighters that are most … Continue reading UFC Introduces New Fan-Voted Bonus Awards For PPV Events

PFL Announces New Multi-Year Deal With ESPN, Announces Regular Season Launch Date

Upcoming PFL events will remain on the ESPN network. The promotion announced a new multi-year deal with the sports network Tuesday, revealing that seven of their shows in 2022 will take place on the main TV channel ESPN. The majority of the season will be broadcasted on ESPN, with other events taking place on the … Continue reading PFL Announces New Multi-Year Deal With ESPN, Announces Regular Season Launch Date

UFC Announces NFT Video Collectible Line With ‘NBA Top Shot’ Creators

UFC has entered the NFT game. On Thursday, UFC announced their new "UFC Strike" series, which will provide video clips of fights in an NFT form. UFC has launched the service in partnership with Dapper Labs, a company that most notably helped the "NBA Top Shot" series to take off in 2020. In 2017, Dapper … Continue reading UFC Announces NFT Video Collectible Line With ‘NBA Top Shot’ Creators

UFC Pay-Per-View Price To Increase By Five Dollars In U.S. Market

The price for UFC pay-per-view events in the U.S. market has seen yet another increase, going up to $74.99 USD per purchase, as announced Thursday. The change will go into effect later this month when the promotion hosts UFC 270 on January 22nd. The news marks another increase in the price of viewing PPV events … Continue reading UFC Pay-Per-View Price To Increase By Five Dollars In U.S. Market

UFC Fight Pass Extends Broadcasting Deal With LFA To 2025

Online streaming service UFC Fight Pass will continue to be the home of LFA for years to come. The platform recently announced an extension of its contract with the U.S. MMA promotion, making them their exclusive broadcast partner through 2025. LFA first joined the UFC Fight Pass broadcasting lineup in November 2019, switching to the … Continue reading UFC Fight Pass Extends Broadcasting Deal With LFA To 2025

Combate Global Delivers Monster TV Rating, Nearly Hits One Million Viewers For August 1st Episode

Combate Global recorded a record-high TV rating last week, averaging nearly one million viewers for their August 1st card. Combate Global averaged 946,000 viewers on network channel Univision TUDN, per a press release issued on Thursday that sourced data from Nielsen. The broadcast started at midnight in the east and at 9PM on the pacific. … Continue reading Combate Global Delivers Monster TV Rating, Nearly Hits One Million Viewers For August 1st Episode