UFC FIGHT PASS TO DISTRIBUTE FIRST-EVER CHINESE MMA PROMOTION JCK MMA
Tournament-Style Promotion with Live Events Every Weekend
Next Event Live on UFC FIGHT PASS on Saturday, June 4, at 7:00 p.m. CST / 7:00 a.m. EST
UFC FIGHT PASS today announced a new multi-event streaming agreement with JCK MMA, the top mixed martial arts promotion in China. The next event streams live on UFC FIGHT PASS this Saturday, June 4, at 7:00 p.m. CST / 7:00 a.m. EST.
“We’re thrilled to partner with JCK MMA,” said Crowley Sullivan, Vice President and General Manager, UFC FIGHT PASS. “This partnership truly expands our global footprint as UFC FIGHT PASS now showcases live events in every major market all over the world. With a unique and dynamic format, our subscribers will want to catch all of the action.”
Established in 2020, JCK MMA is a Chinese mixed martial arts promotion that operates on an annual basis with a seasonal, tournament-style format. The 2022 season began with thirty-eight athletes in each weight class ranging from flyweight to welterweight and will end in a season finale with each winner receiving $1,000,000 RMB (U.S. $150,000). Athletes are guaranteed five fights per season to determine their ranking.
Since its inception, JCK MMA has held 51 events and more than 340 individual bouts. This season, JCK has added a women’s strawweight division and three more men’s divisions, including middleweight, light heavyweight, and heavyweight. In addition to the tournament, entitled JCK Fight Night Series, JCK MMA also hosts the JCK Bounty Fight Series and the JCK Super Fight Series to showcase finals, title fights, and other bouts outside of the tournament.
“It’s a historical moment for JCK MMA to be the first-ever Chinese promotion on UFC FIGHT PASS,” said Joe QiaoBo, Director of International Development, JCK MMA. “This partnership showcases JCK in front of a global audience. We are proud to have JCK represent Chinese MMA on a world stage.”
The 2022 season features athletes from the UFC Academy, an MMA talent development program created and managed by the UFC Performance Institute in Shanghai. Athletes include current UFC Academy members Shang Zhifa, E Yong, Zhu Kangjie, Cui Liucai, Jiniushiyue, and Taiyilake. Previous seasons featured former UFC Academy member Shayilan Nuerdanbieke who now competes in UFC.
UFC FIGHT PASS features live events from dozens of combat sports promotions around the world. Subscribers of the platform also have 24/7 access to the world’s largest fight library, featuring over 20,000 bouts, as well as every fight in UFC history.