In the end, the UFC can be again in Brazil.
The promotion introduced earlier this week that the Octagon is headed for Jeunesse Enviornment in Rio de Janeiro on January 21, 2023. UFC 283 would be the first pay-per-view in Brazil since Jessica Andrade knocked out Rose Namajunas at UFC 239 in 2019 (additionally in Rio).
After all, the final time the UFC was in Brazil was a Combat Night time present in Brasilia again in March 2020, when the coronavirus pandemic was prompting international lockdowns and restrictions. The Brasilia present was held with out followers, after which the UFC needed to postpone a number of occasions by means of Could.
The opposite large announcement for Brazilian UFC followers was the brand new broadcast deal. Beginning in 2023, Globo (and Combate) is out and Band is in. UFC Combat Move can also be coming to Brazil on January 1st and can air a majority of the promtion’s exhibits solely on the streaming service, whereas Band could have 12 exhibits airing on free TV (by way of MMA Fighting).
“Anybody who follows this sport is aware of how vital Brazil is to combined martial arts and to UFC,” Dana White mentioned. “Brazil is considered one of our greatest and quickest rising markets and has produced a few of the greatest athletes this sport has ever seen. Combat Move goes to take our enterprise to the following degree by delivering all our content material on to our followers.
“Plus, we’re teaming up with Band, one of many greatest broadcasters in Brazil, which goes to offer huge publicity for UFC and assist us develop our fan base and make this sport greater than ever.”
No fights have been introduced for UFC 283 as of but. In the intervening time the UFC’s present Brazilian champions are flyweight king Deiveson Figueiredo and two-division ladies’s champion Amanda Nunes.