Titan Fighting Championship (Titan FC) officials have reached a new multi-year agreement with the UFC which will extend broadcast rights for all of the Florida-based mixed martial arts promotion’s live events.
“Five years ago when I acquired Titan FC, it was my vision that Titan would be a major global brand in MMA and one of the premiere leagues in the world. Renewing our media rights deal with UFC Fight Pass is another step to making the vision of Titan FC being a global brand a reality,” said Titan FC CEO Jeff Aronson.
Titan and the UFC will continue to work collaboratively on athlete development and mobility between Titan and UFC, including continued use of “UFC Out-Clause” in Titan FC promotional agreements.
“We are excited to announce a new multi-year deal that renews our longstanding relationship with the UFC to show case our live events on the Fight Pass digital distribution platform for the world to see. If you are going to be in the MMA business there is no better partner to have than Dana white and the UFC, the 800 pound gorilla and global leaders in MMA talent development and event promotion, said Titan FC COO Lex McMahon.
Not only has the MMA promotion renewed the partnership they first created with Titan FC 34 back in June 2015, but the Titan organization will expand its current combat sports offering in 2019 to include combat jiu jitsu.
“Titan FC is continuing to grow and expand our business, as we looked at the current combat sports landscape, it became evident that there is tremendous energy and fan support for both combat jiu jitsu, so it only makes sense that Titan expand our expertise in combat sports and event production and promotion to include this robust and rapidly growing aspect of combat sports to our product offering,” McMahon said.
According to Aronson and McMahon, MMA will remain the core product offering of Titan FC, but combat jiu jitsu will be an important product offering for the growth of Titan FC. Titan FC Combat Jiu Jitsu will also be broadcast exclusively through UFC Fight Pass.
“As a long time Jiu Jitsu practitioner and avid fan of all combat sports. I’ve been particularly intrigued with the growth of combat jiu jitsu so it’s both an exciting and logical brand extension for Titan FC,” Aronson said.
Titan FC Combat Jiu Jitsu will be submission only with the ruleset being developed in conjunction with the athletes to provide the fans with fast paced action focused on exciting finishes. Titan FC Combat Jiu Jitsu will launch in Q1 2019.
Titan FC 51 will be the first MMA show under the new UFC Fight Pass deal. On Wednesday, Titan FC officials announced the card will be held December 21 at the Almaty Arena in Almaty, Kazakhstan. It will be the promotion’s first show out of country in the history of the organization’s 50 previous events.
ABOUT TITAN FC:
Titan FC is dedicated to establishing itself as a marquee MMA promotion for both up-and-coming and veteran fighters. The promotion established a #FansFightersFirst creed towards providing fans with great, action-packed fights and fighters an opportunity to showcase their skills on a competitive platform. In June of 2015, Titan FC partnered with the UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship) to showcase past, present and future Titan FC events on the UFC’s digital streaming network, UFC Fight Pass. In doing so, Titan FC is now available to mixed martial arts fans across the globe in over a 150 countries.
ABOUT UFC FIGHT PASS:
UFC FIGHT PASS is available now at UFCFIGHTPASS.com on personal computers, Box One, XBox 360, Apple TV, IPad, IPhone, Chromecast, Android, Samsung, LG Smart TV and Roku. Subscriptions are $9.99 month to month, $8.99 per month for six months or $7.99 per month for a one-year subscription.