February 2, 2011
BAMMA teams up with Syfy.
Entertainment Channel Syfy have announced a new broadcast partnership with BAMMA (British Association of Mixed Martial Arts).
The partnership with Universal Networks channel Syfy will provide the UK’s first ever full, live, non-subscription Mixed Martial Arts coverage for all five BAMMA fight’s this year, each to be held in different cities across the UK.
The new deal will lead the way in making the world’s fastest growing sport more accessible to UK audiences with plans to screen five fights over the course of the year. Alongside the live event coverage, Syfy will broadcast highlights, fighter profiles and other BAMMA-themed programmes.
The first fight to be screened live on Syfy will be BAMMA 5 which will take place on Saturday 26th February at Manchester’s MEN Arena. The February event promises to host the organisation’s most exciting fight card to date as the Brit Paul Daley takes on Japanese contender Yuya Shirai for the welterweight title in the main event.