Two UFC events broadcast on free TV in UK
UFC®, the world’s premier mixed martial arts organisation, today announced that fans in the UK and Ireland will be able to watch two European UFC events free on PICK, one of the top free-to-air digital entertainment channels.
PICK has secured the rights to UFC FIGHT NIGHT GONZAGA vs CRO COP 2 and UFC FIGHT NIGHT BERLIN which will be available to view on Sky (152), Freeview (11) Freesat (144) and Virgin Media (123) and UPC CH 133 in Ireland.
UFC FIGHT NIGHT GONZAGA vs CRO COP 2, which will take place in Krakow, Poland on April 11, will be broadcast from 23:00 in the UK on PICK. The highly anticipated card features an unmissable bout between London born and bred light heavyweight Jimi ‘ Poster Boy’ Manuwa and Polish star Jan Blachowicz.
Scottish strawweight athlete Joanne ‘Badmofo Jojo’ Calderwood, who lives and trains in Glasgow, will face Maryna ‘The Iron Women’ Moroz, from Ukraine. With a 9-0 record, appearance on the UFC’s reality TV series The Ultimate Fighter and some incredible fights behind her, the Scot has a large fan base within the UK who will no doubt relish the chance to watch her on PICK.
UFC FIGHT NIGHT BERLIN, which is set for June 20 in Berlin, Germany, will air at 11pm in the UK. There is huge interest around the event as reports circulate as to which athletes will feature on the card and fans wait for the event to go on sale on April 24.
David Allen, Senior Vice President and General Manager UFC EMEA, said: “We’re thrilled that PICK have secured the rights to these events and that, through them, fans in the UK and Ireland can watch two amazing UFC events via free to air TV.” This is an exciting partnership and continues to expand the reach of our programming to new audiences.
Stephen Ladlow, Director of PICK, said: “We are delighted to be able to broadcast these two thrilling UFC Fight Nights from Krakow and Berlin exclusively in the UK. We know our Saturday night PICK viewers enjoy high octane exciting new content and we are proud to be expanding our offering with this type of programming. These fights will be an evening of unmissable edge-of-the seat action.”