UFC deal with GLORY to air Superfight Series cards on Fight Pass, starts with Chicago

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  1. jj manchester

    jj manchester Internets. Serious Business.

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    i will just copy/paste the press release i got , rather than regurgitate it

    Las Vegas, Nevada
    – UFC FIGHT PASS® announced today that the world’s greatest digital destination for fight fans has added world class kickboxing and Brazilian jiu-jitsu to its ever-expanding live event offering.


    FIGHT PASS, UFC’s digital streaming service, is now the home of the GLORY SuperFight Series and Eddie Bravo Invitational events.


    Eric Winter, UFC Senior Vice-President and UFC FIGHT PASS General Manager, made the announcement this afternoon at a UFC media event in Los Angeles.


    Winter said: “We are proud to announce our new partnerships with the GLORY kickboxing and EBI Brazilian jiu-jitsu organizations. This is a huge development for FIGHT PASS. We haven’t just added some kickboxing and some BJJ to FIGHT PASS – we partnered with leaders in both sports. GLORY has established itself as the pinnacle of world kickboxing while EBI leads the way in exciting, fast-paced submission grappling. Both of these organizations are tremendous additions to FIGHT PASS.”


    Live GLORY SuperFight Series action will hit FIGHT PASS in just two weeks, while live EBI will be on tap for FIGHT PASS customers in April. GLORY and EBI join Invicta FC, Pancrase, Victory FC, Shooto Brazil, Titan FC, BRACE MMA and EFN as FIGHT PASS live event content partners.


    GLORY co-founder Scott Rudmann said: “UFC FIGHT PASS is at the top of the global MMA world, and GLORY is the world’s leading kickboxing league. This is an unprecedented partnership that brings the best of MMA and the best of kickboxing together on a single platform that is available to fight fans around the world.”


    EBI creator Eddie Bravo said: “The UFC FIGHT PASS partnership is nothing short of a dream come true. UFC is responsible for the explosion of popularity for BJJ around the world, and having EBI on UFC’s digital streaming service is the perfect fit for us. I am incredibly confident that MMA and jiu-jitsu fans will love the full-throttle entertainment EBI is going to deliver on UFC FIGHT PASS.”


    Winter added: “Including live and exclusive UFC FIGHT NIGHT events like the Silva vs Bisping February 27 event and our exclusively live Featured Bouts on the UFC Prelims, FIGHT PASS now presents live action from 10 of the leading combat sports organizations in the world.


    “No combat sports platform in history - anywhere - has ever offered such a massive amount of live and world-class fight action. With subscriptions as low as $7.99 per month, we feel our loyal customers are getting amazing value.”


    The first GLORY SuperFight Series event to live-stream on FIGHT PASS will be GLORY SuperFight Series Chicago on Friday, February 26. The five-fight event is headlined by No.1 ranked Joe Schilling, 20-6, 12 KO in kickboxing, taking on fellow Californian Mike Lemaire, 14-2, 7 KO, in a middleweight contenders fight.


    As part of the agreement with GLORY, UFC FIGHT PASS also acquired the rights to the world’s definitive kickboxing library. Beginning immediately, FIGHT PASS will upload over 2000 hours of elite striking action including the 27-event GLORY archive, seven major events from the It’s Showtime library and over 100 events from the iconic K-1 organization that featured athletes like Mark Hunt, Mirko Cro Cop and Alistair Overeem.


    The first EBI submission grappling event to live stream on FIGHT PASS will be EBI 6 on Sunday April 24 from Los Angeles. There will be five live EBI events on FIGHT PASS in 2016, and previous EBI action will available on FIGHT PASS immediately.


    Winter said: “BJJ legend Eddie Bravo is well-known to UFC fans, having trained dozens of UFC athletes over the years and also having served as a UFC broadcaster on occasion. What Eddie has been doing with his EBI events over the last couple of years is make BJJ accessible to MMA fans. EBI uses the same weight-classes as we do in the UFC, and the rules are set up to encourage athletes to be very aggressive and go for submissions from start to finish. The result is an exciting product that I know our loyal FIGHT PASS customers are going to love.”


    UFC FIGHT NIGHT LONDON, headlined by Anderson Silva vs Michael Bisping, is available live and exclusive on UFC FIGHT PASS Saturday, February 27.


    UFC FIGHT PASS is available on personal computers, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Amazon Fire TV, iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, Android, Chromecast, Samsung Smart TV, LG Smart TV and Roku devices.
     
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  2. Julius_Caesar

    Julius_Caesar Brown Belt

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    Nice! Kickboxing is so much more entertaining then MMA. God knows why its not as popular.
     
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  3. Mafanofe

    Mafanofe Black Belt

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    That is a good thing to expose kickboxing to world on a big spot again,people who like standup fight will not be able to resist kiickboxing.

    That is a big thing!!
     
  4. Mafanofe

    Mafanofe Black Belt

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    a shitty thing:A lot of kickboxing videos on youtube probably will be exclusive from UFC and will be excluded ...
     
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  5. Snubnoze707

    Snubnoze707 High Level

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    Great. Say goodbye to all the Free Glory fights on YouTube...

    I'd imagine people who pay for fight pass which features all regional MMA promotions are hardcore enough to realize Glory exists already.

    It's cool to see Glory associated with the UFC name but I don't see what is so great about this?
     
  6. Karaev fan

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    Besides being a great way to stick the middle finger to Bellator and Coker?

    I assumed it would be great if they actually do release vids for all the K-1 events. God knows those are only available as bits and fragments online. Unfortunately I just made a trial account but I can't see them.
     
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    Not much will change. We will just have to watch glory fights in 360p with Romanian commentary.
     
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  8. Julius_Caesar

    Julius_Caesar Brown Belt

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    Oh damn didnt think of that.
     
  9. Leek

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    If you're worried about fight videos getting scrubbed from youtube, go to keepvid
     
  10. DastardlyMass

    DastardlyMass Brown Belt

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    If they still release the fights on yt it is a win because fightpass for month is cheaper than the sfs streams were. It gives me a good reason to resubscribe at least for this month with the anderson silva vs biasing fight also happening on fightpass.

    It makes you wonder why the hell they didn't just stream theses on espn3 like the main card. espn is already streaming the bellator prelims in spanish so they would show it but they probably weren't going to pay for it. From what i understand fightpass pays less than axs tv which pays peanuts
     
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  11. Kanka

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    Kunlun fight is the worlds leading kickboxing league
     
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    sounds pretty big.
     
  13. Crimson Glory

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    It's a win lose.

    It makes Fight Pass better, which I like and I'll be able to watch them live with a decent stream.

    Although it does probably mean that fights on YouTube will no longer happen, atleast the SFS fights. But they weren't being streamed live though as far as I know.
     
  14. Relyk

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    Finally, a solid way to ensure i'm able to watch the superfight series, and a reason to reactivate my fight pass membership
     
  15. Wander777

    Wander777 Banned Banned

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    I guess this is why they stacked up the superfight series with 2 title fights.
     
  16. DastardlyMass

    DastardlyMass Brown Belt

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    Lol! they have taken all the pervious fights off youtube so this is not looking so good after all. the ufc has never released numbers for the service but there is no way in hell it is over 50k
     
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    what's a double yellow card??
     
  18. DastardlyMass

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  19. Matazurka

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    Btw: Glory still owns their library rights (incl. K-1 and Its Showtime) they only sold a streaming license to UFC Fight Pass. The Superfight Series will still be aired on CBS SN (tv)and the main card on ESPN. I actually think this is a good deal.
     
  20. DastardlyMass

    DastardlyMass Brown Belt

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    well the couldn't sell the k1 footage because they don't own it and just bought the rights to use the footage from fuji. It would be a win if they got money from the ufc and could still post their fights on youtube. It reeks on a desperation play for money as youtube gave them much more exposure than the few fightpass subscribers that will only be able to watch now because it is behind a paywall
     

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