Las Vegas, NV (USA) — Zuffa, LLC, owner of the Ultimate Fighting ChampionshipÂ® (UFCÂ®) brand today announced that UFC will return to television in Japan with a new two-year deal with WOWOW.
WOWOW will telecast all UFC pay-per-view events starting with UFC 89: BISPING vs. LEBEN taking place live from National Indoor Arena in Birmingham, UK. The UFC 89 live card will begin at 8pm GMT in England and will telecast on WOWOW following a short delay at 12 Midnight JST.
“The Japanese market has always been important to the UFC, and we want to bring MMA and all of its biggest stars back to Japan,” said Dana White, UFC President. “We are thrilled to be back with WOWOW.”
WOWOW broadcast UFC events from 2001-2007. The renewed deal will put the UFC PPV back in the Japanese market.