UFC® Strengthens Canadian MMA Presence with Exclusive Streaming Partnerships - insidefitnessmag.com

In an exciting move for fight enthusiasts, UFC® has announced exclusive streaming partnerships with three prominent Canadian MMA promotions: Battlefield Fight League (BFL), Unified MMA, and Samourai MMA. This collaboration, facilitated through UFC FIGHT PASS®, the premier streaming service for combat sports, is set to deliver more than 15 live Canadian MMA events per year, elevating the exposure of homegrown talent on a global stage.

Under multiyear renewals with Battlefield Fight League (BFL) and Unified MMA, alongside a fresh agreement with Quebec-based Samourai MMA, UFC FIGHT PASS will be the exclusive platform to stream these adrenaline-packed events until 2027. This strategic move underscores UFC's commitment to nurturing emerging talent from the Canadian MMA scene.

"Canada has produced some of the best talent in combat sports," remarked UFC CEO Dana White. "UFC is always looking for the next generation of fighters, and FIGHT PASS is an important part of our fighter scouting system. We're pumped to continue our partnership with these promotions to showcase up-and-coming athletes in Canada."

Battlefield Fight League (BFL), recognized as Canada's premier developmental mixed martial arts promotion, has been in partnership with UFC FIGHT PASS since 2021. Established in 2010, BFL boasts a track record of catapulting fighters into the UFC spotlight, including the likes of current No. 14-ranked UFC welterweight Michael Chiesa.

Unified MMA, another powerhouse in the Canadian MMA landscape, joined forces with FIGHT PASS in 2021. Notably, Unified MMA recently hosted an event graced by UFC CEO Dana White himself, as part of his talent-scouting show Dana White Lookin' for a Fight, demonstrating the promotion's commitment to unearthing the next Canadian sensation.

Adding to the roster is Samourai MMA, a burgeoning Canadian MMA promotion headquartered in Montreal, Quebec. Established in 2021, Samourai MMA has already made waves, with eight events under its belt, featuring former UFC veterans such as Kazula Vargas and Jesse Ronson. Their recent FIGHT PASS debut on February 2, with SAMOURAI MMA 9 held at the Circus Arts City TOHU Theater in Montreal, marks a significant milestone in their partnership with UFC FIGHT PASS.

With UFC FIGHT PASS serving as the gateway, fight enthusiasts worldwide can now witness the rise of the next generation of Canadian mixed martial arts stars. Subscribers not only gain access to live events but also enjoy round-the-clock availability to the world's largest fight library, boasting over 20,000 bouts, including every historic UFC fight.

This collaboration between UFC and leading Canadian MMA promotions promises an exhilarating journey for fans, amplifying the reach and impact of Canadian talent on the global MMA stage. Stay tuned as UFC FIGHT PASS continues to showcase the best in Canadian combat sports, forging the path for future champions to shine. For more info CLICK HERE


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