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UFC Inks New TV Deal in UK

UFC inks new TV deal in U.K. that multiplies audience

By Dave Meltzer, MMA Fighting

"When the UFC was first purchased by the current ownership group, and it set its eyes on becoming a worldwide promotion, Dana White on several occasions has talked about how the United Kingdom was one of the first places targeted.

"That's why UFC's new television deal in the market is so significant. Besides airing on BT Sports, the home of all UFC live events, Saturday's show will air from 9-11 p.m. on Ch. 5, one of the five major free-to-air stations in the country. It would be equivalent in some ways to the FOX deal in the U.S.  Ch. 5 is the equivalent of a network station in the U.S., although it is No. 5 in the marketplace."

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