UFC ANNOUNCES TRANSMISSION AGREEMENT WITH REDE GLOBO
Ultimate Fighter Brazil, UFC events live in Brazil and other items of programming will be broadcast exclusively by Rede Globo
The first fight will be a heavyweight championship match between Cain Velasquez and Junior Cigano on 12 November in Anaheim, California.
Rede Globo and the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) announced on Thursday, the 27th, one exclusive transmission agreement of UFC programming. The station will have exclusivity to broadcast every UFC event live in Brazil and three abroad, beyond the first Brazilian edition of the reality show The Ultimate Fighter (TUF).
The first broadcast will mark the start of this agreement which will be the highly anticipated fight between heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez against Brazilian Junior "Cigano" dos Santos, scheduled for November 12 in Anaheim, California. TV Globo will also stream all UFC events in Brazil and other UFC programs around the world.
"Brazil is a huge market for the UFC and it makes sense to be the first country in which we produce our first Ultimate Fighter abroad. Let's find the next Anderson Silva and Jose Aldo, I have no doubt! And this side of the Network Globe is fantastic, "envisions UFC president Dana White, on the first season of The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) in Brazil.
"The UFC Rio had the most amazing atmosphere I've ever seen. The Brazilian fans were unbelievable. And you can bet that we will bring more live events for the country. The TV Globo is the perfect partner that will raise the level of MMA in Brazil. Can not wait to go back, "added the president of the UFC.