Fox Sports, ESPN Reportedly Submit Joint Bid for UFC TV Package

Fox Sports, ESPN Reportedly Submit Joint Bid for UFC TV Package

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Closeup of a glove and the UFC logo at Ultimate Fighting Championship 73 on Saturday, July 7, 2007, in Sacramento, Calif.  (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

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As the UFC continues to negotiate for a new television package, rival networks ESPN and Fox Sports have reportedly combined forces in their bid for rights to the mixed martial arts promotion. 

Per Variety‘s Andrew Wallenstein and Daniel Holloway, the proposal includes splitting events up, with at least 15 events to ESPN’s new subscription service, ESPN+, and the total number of events on all Fox networks slightly decreasing. 

          

This article will be updated to provide more information on this story as it becomes available.

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April 17, 2018 at 02:19PM

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