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UFC To Announce ESPN Deal On Friday

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Since I like hard core MMA fans at BE screaming like little girls in a Jonas Brothers concert, I will post this piece of news for you guys, from the Sun via MMAMania:

ESPN are set to clinch a deal with the UFC to screen fight cards on UK television, SunSport can exclusively reveal.

 

The American TV giant - owned by Disney - are understood to have secured the rights to broadcast the MMA promotion's biggest events, starting with UFC 101 next month.

We understand a deal has been agreed between the two parties and UFC president Dana White has called a press conference on Friday to announce the news.

ESPN launch their UK channel on August 3 and their cameras will be at the Philadelphia Wachovia Centre to shoot UFC 101 on August 8.

Our ESPN source said: "We're on the brink of having lots to share, just waiting for the ink to dry on a couple of things."

UFC refused to confirm a deal had been completed but a source close to the discussions did say: "You've got good ears" when we asked for a comment after relaying our information to them.

ESPN executives were special guests of UFC president Dana White at UFC 100 and a network TV deal in the United States is also expected to be announced.

 

Also noted:

-Vitor and Tito re-joining the UFC will porbably be announced on Friday.

- According to the Sun, Fedor and UFC talks are still ongoing, and have not been finalized.

\The FanPosts are solely the subjective opinions of Bloody Elbow readers and do not necessarily reflect the views of Bloody Elbow editors or staff.

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