New deal will see UFC remain on BT Sport 1 year ago

New deal will see UFC remain on BT Sport

BT Sport is set to continue its relationship with the UFC going into 2019 and beyond.

According to a statement published on Friday (15 December), the broadcaster will have exclusive UK & Ireland rights to all live UFC main card events and over 100 hours of non-live programming as part of a multi-year agreement.

The deal follows news that Irish fighter Conor McGregor agreed a contract with the organisation that will see him compete in at least five more fights in the Octagon.

The first UFC event in 2019 will see a main event fight between Olympic gold medalist and flyweight champion Henry Cejudo and bantamweight champion TJ Dillashaw. That's set to go ahead on 19 January.

Also on the card is a flyweight contest between Paige VanZant and Rachael Ostovich.

David Shaw, UFC Senior Vice President International and Content, commentedL “BT Sport have proven to be an engaged, committed and passionate partner. We have worked closely together to grow the sport, brand and athletes in the UK and Ireland over the past 5 years. Our fans have made it clear how much they enjoy BT’s coverage of UFC and we are delighted to continue our partnership with them."