UFC 100 To Air On Televisa in Mexico

June 30, 2009

Jaime Martinez with The NHB Show has news on the UFC finding a broadcaster for UFC 100 in Mexico. The show will air live on Televisa. Televisa is one of the two big networks in Mexico, the other being TV Azteca, so this should provide for an excellent clearance for UFC programming. The TV deal looks to be a prelude to an event in Mexico in the future, judging from comments UFC President Dana White made to Mexican paper El Universal:

Of course, our prime objective is to bring a live UFC event to Mexico in the next year. We always knew that Mexico is a market we wanted to be in. UFC 100 is a great event with great fights, three of which will be featured on our live fight card. It’s a great opportunity to introduce the UFC to Mexico.

[Mexico] is just like the U.S. in that professional wrestling is very big; but we know that there are fans who love real fights. We know that we had to construct a solid foundation in the U.S. We are now the largest pay-per-view event in the world. We beat out boxing and the WWE. Now, Mexico is a priority for us.

This deal joins the WEC deal that was done recently with the WEC airing on Cadena Tres in Mexico. Zuffa also provide a wealth of Spanish language programming through their deals with “El Octágono del UFC” on Galavision and Fox Sports Espanol’s carriage of the WEC.

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