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Report: UFC nearing next TV deal?

Variety reports that ESPN and Fox Sports are coming together to bid for the television rights for the UFC.  The companies will split the UFC TV package and we will see 15 fight events moving to new subscription streaming service ESPN+. Read more »

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TUF 27 Episode 1 draws 200,000 viewers

The debut of The Ultimate Fighter 27 featuring coaches Daniel Cormier and Stipe Miocic on FS1 drew 200,000 viewers Wednesday.  The telecast is the lowest debut yet for the TUF franchise. Read more »

April 19, 2018 | Jason Cruz

Canelo agrees to NAC suspension for drug test failure

At Wednesday’s Nevada Athletic Commission disciplinary hearing, Canelo Alvarez entered into an Adjudication Agreement agreeing to a six month suspension of his boxing license for failing two drug tests with the presence of the banned substance Clenbuterol. Read more »

April 18, 2018 | Jason Cruz

UFC on Fox 29 draws over 2M viewers; Prelims on Fox 970K

UFC on Fox 29 drew 2,020,000 viewers including the overrun for the main event featuring Dustin Poirier-Justin Gaethje.  The UFC on Fox 29 Prelims which aired on Fox prior to the main card drew 970,000 viewers. Read more »

April 17, 2018 | Jason Cruz

Report: UFC nearing next TV deal?

Variety reports that ESPN and Fox Sports are coming together to bid for the television rights for the UFC.  The companies will split the UFC TV package and we will see 15 fight events moving to new subscription streaming service ESPN+. Read more »

April 17, 2018 | Jason Cruz

Zuffa files opposition to Plaintiffs’ Motion for Class Certification in Antitrust Lawsuit

Earlier this month Zuffa filed its opposition to the Plaintiffs’ motion for class certification in the Antitrust lawsuit filed in Nevada.  Back from Spring Break, MMA Payout takes a look at the motion. Read more »

April 16, 2018 | Jason Cruz