“We are delighted to partner with Spark Sport, bringing the best of the UFC to more New Zealanders,” said Peter Kloczko, UFC vice president for Australia. and Zealand. “Our pay-per-view events represent the pinnacle of our sport, where championship belts are contested and the most anticipated fights featured, including recent ones involving Israel Adesanya and Daniel Hooker of New Zealand. Working with Spark Sport to distribute these events enhances the UFC’s ability to deliver content to our fans. “
Through this new partnership, UFC PPVs will be more accessible to millions of New Zealanders using Spark’s digital services. The dedicated sports streaming provider will allow the public to purchase UFC PPV events for NZD $ 39.95 with no existing monthly subscription required.
“We are extremely happy to offer New Zealand combat sports fans another way to look at UFC, the world’s No.1 MMA organization,” said Jeff Latch, head of Spark Sport. “MMA is growing in New Zealand and we have great local talent in the UFC ranks including Israel Adesanya, Dan Hooker, Kai Kara-France and Brad Riddell to name a few. We look forward to developing our relationship with these athletes and, the UFC to bring the best of UFC to Kiwi sports fans.
Starting Sunday, May 16, Kiwi sports fans can order their UFC pay-per-view and watch all the action, live from the Octagon on Spark Sport. In the coming weeks, fan favorite, New Zealand-born Nigerian bred UFC middleweight champion Israel “The Last Stylebender” Adesanya will defend his belt at UFC® 263: ADESANYA vs. VETTORI 2. City Kickboxing teammate Brad “Quake” Riddell is also on the main card for the Saturday June 12 event.
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