On Thursday morning, BAMMA, leaders in MMA sports entertainment and the home of European MMA, announced they have reached a major long-term broadcasting deal with Viacom on their newly launched Spike UK channel.

“We are delighted to confirm a long term partnership with the newly launched Spike UK channel,” stated BAMMA CEO David Green. “Spike are a powerhouse in the sport of MMA, and we believe that they are the perfect strategic partner to further grow the sport of MMA and the BAMMA brand. This deal will offer BAMMA an unrivalled reach to the domestic TV audience, and continues BAMMA’s position as the most watched MMA events in the UK.”

This landmark deal will see all BAMMA events broadcast live on the SPIKE TV UK platform and Channel 5. The first BAMMA event to be broadcast under the new deal will be BAMMA 20 live from the Barclaycard Arena in Birmingham on Saturday April 25th.

“For the launch of Spike in the UK, we are delighted to have BAMMA on board as part of our ‘Fight Night’ sports offering,” added Marie-Claire Dunlop from Spike. “Featuring the very best of British and going out live on Saturday nights, Spike will be the UK’s exclusive home of this must see entertainment.”

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