UFC FIGHT PASS® AND ARES FIGHTING CHAMPIONSHIP TO BRING EVENTS LIVE FROM AFRICA
First Event to Stream Live from Africa on UFC FIGHT PASS
On Saturday, December 14, at 7:00 p.m. GMT / 11:00 a.m. PT
Las Vegas, NV – UFC FIGHT PASS®, the world’s leading digital subscription service for combat sports, and ARES Fighting Championship today announced a new, multi-event agreement that will bring top mixed martial arts action live to fans around the world from across Africa and Europe. Following the relaunch of FIGHT PASS, this announcement solidifies the platforms trulyglobal offering of combat sports action.
ARES1 will be the premier event to be streamed live on FIGHT PASS from Dakar, Senegal, this Saturday, December 14. Saturday’s main event features Lithuania’s LaurynasUrbonavicius (12-1) against Brazil’s Ildemar Alcantara (26-13),and former UFC athletes such as Taylor Lapilus and Lukasz Sajewski competing on the card, this will be an event not to be missed.
“UFC FIGHT PASS has an unrivalled live content offering,” commented UFC FIGHT PASS Vice President and General Manager Crowley Sullivan. “Our goal is to continue bringing combat sports fans the best events from around the world, and our new partnership with ARES Fighting Championship does just that. We have seen some of the most talented mixed martial artistscome out of Africa, including current UFC champions KamaruUsman and Israel Adesanya. We are very excited to be broadcasting our first-ever live event from Africa this Saturday.”
“The launch of ARES in Dakar, Senegal, will mark a milestone in the development of MMA in Africa” states Robins Tchale-Watchou, ARES Fighting Championship CEO. “We are extremely ambitious with this new league and believe the continent has much to offer, notably in terms of talent. We have a vision of bringing MMA to the 1.3 billion people living in Africa. UFC FIGHT PASS will help us reach this vision “
ARES 1 airs live on FIGHT PASS this Saturday, December 14,from 7:00 p.m. GMT/ 11:00 a.m. PT.