The UFC will begin airing the UFC Channel in Mexico and Latin America soon, the promotion announced via a press release recently.
Televisa Networks will distribute the product to 20 Spanish-speaking countries, including live events, reality shows and other programming.
“The launch of the UFC Channel is a game changer for our sport and its fans throughout Latin America. We are giving millions of fans across the region complete access to all our live events and programming for the first time,” said Lorenzo Fertitta, owner and co-founder of Zuffa LLC, parent entity of the UFC. “UFC is the fastest growing sports organization in history and with the strength of Latin America’s premier media group Televisa, the UFC Channel will become the fastest growing sports network in television history.”
The new subscription network will be available in late 2013, but will be offered for free soon.
Cain Velasquez, UFC heavyweight champion, has spoke many times about his desire to compete in Mexico. He is a Mexican-American, and proudly displays “Brown Pride” on his chest in the form of a tattoo.
While the odds of the U.S. ever getting an all-UFC channel are slim-to-none after the creation of FOX Sports 1, there is always a possibility of it happening in the future.