UFC announce new two-year TV deal in Japan

by Woody on 14th October 2008

The UFC have confirmed they will resume airing in Japan after signing a two-year deal with the broadcast group WOWOW on Monday.

The deal starts this Saturday with UFC 89 (live coverage at iFight365.com from 8pm BST/3pm EST) headlined by Michael Bisping and Chris Leben.

WOWOW will resume showing all UFC pay-per-view events in Japan.

The network previously aired more than 50 UFC programs from 2001 to 2007.

“WOWOW is extremely pleased to announce that UFC is back on WOWOW, starting with the UFC 89 event,” said Kazuyuki Omura, chief producer of WOWOW.

“We are excited to once again provide our subscribers with the most prominent mixed martial arts program in the world.”

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