UFC signs three-year exclusive TV deal with Polsat

Polish broadcaster takes rights from the Extreme Sports Channel.

UFC signs three-year exclusive TV deal with Polsat

Polish commercial and pay-TV broadcaster Polsat has signed a three-year deal for exclusive rights to mixed martial arts promotion the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

According to the MMARocks.pl, the contract will run from 2018 to 2020, with Polsat to broadcast 40 live UFC events per year, as well as over 150 hours of additional programming.

UFC content will mainly be broadcast on the Polsat Sport and Polsat Sport Fight channels.

The first UFC event broadcast on Polsat will be UFC 220, as confirmed on Twitter by Polish commentator Lukasz Jurkowski.

Polsat takes on the rights after the Extreme Sports Channel decided to end its deal with UFC it had held since 2015.

Poland has 12 fighters currently competing in the UFC, headlined by former women’s straw-weight champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk.