UFC sues, Syracuse

UFC files copyright-infringement lawsuit against Syracuse, New York bar

The UFC is seeking hundreds of thousands of dollars in damages in its copyright-infringement lawsuit against a Syracuse, New York bar.

Hungry Chuck’s bar is accused of illegally broadcasting UFC 283 Jamahal Hill vs. Glover Teixeira fight without paying a commercial licensing fee. The lawsuit was filed in federal court in Syracuse last week.

The bar made its return at a new location last year after a five-year hiatus. It has operated on-and-off for more than 50 years in the Syracuse University area.

Hungry Chuck’s advertised streaming the pay-per-view fight card on its Instagram page in January. The bar had a $5 cover charge.

The UFC is asking a judge to award $110,000 in damages for each defendant named in the lawsuit. Hungry Chuck’s and owner Steve Theobald are listed separately as defendants.

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