Univision Deportes and Combate Americas announced a historic, multi-year partnership to produce and distribute live Combate Americas fight programming on Univision and Univision Deportes Network (UDN).
The agreement marks the first time ever that Univision Deportes will produce and distribute live MMA programming and, in 2018, will include a total of 16 television airings, beginning with a live, 90-minute broadcast on Univision (12am ET/ 12am PT) and UDN (12am ET/ 9pm PT) of the recently announced "Combate Estrellas I" show at Shrine in Los Angeles, Calif. on Friday, April 13.
"We're incredibly excited that our growth last year has culminated with a new partnership with Univision Deportes, a sports media brand that is home to some of the best sports and entertainment programming," said Combate Americas CEO Campbell McLaren.
"Univision Deportes is proud to partner with Combate Americas in an effort to bring fans the best programming of one of the most popular sports today," said Juan Carlos Rodriguez, President, Univision Deportes. "As the leading Spanish-language sports brand, our commitment to deliver high-quality sports content is reinforced through this new partnership, bringing fanáticos the top MMA events in a way that only Univision Deportes knows best."