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Discovery+ to be home of Cage Warriors in Netherlands and Spain

Discovery’s streaming service discovery+ in the Netherlands and Eurosport in Spain will become the new home of flagship martial arts event Cage Warriors through a Discovery Sports partnership.

The two-year deal, which will grow Discovery Sports’ live Mixed Martial Arts offering alongside UFC coverage, includes live and highlights rights across all platforms.

Cage Warriors has already staged more than 150 events in three continents over the past two decades and has launched the careers of fighters including Conor McGregor, Gegard Mousasi and Joanna Jędrzejczyk.

The partnership will bring live and on-demand streaming on discovery+ in the Netherlands and via the Eurosport App in Spain, along with coverage on Eurosport’s channels and platforms.

Discovery had previously announced that discovery+ and Eurosport will bring every UFC fight to viewers in the two countries.

Gijs Poortman, Head of Discovery Sports Netherlands, said: “With the rights to Cage Warriors, we are expanding our premium martial arts offering on discovery+. With Cage Warriors, in addition to UFC, we want to serve our MMA fans on discovery+ even more at the highest level. With, among others, Dutch MMA athletes Gerardo Fanny, Agy Sardari, Hubert Geven and Daan Duijs and favourable European broadcast times, the martial arts enthusiast is sitting first row at discovery+ – ‘The Streaming Home of Fight Sports’.”

Fernando Ruiz, Sports Editorial Senior Manager at Eurosport Spain, said: “With this new addition, Eurosport further strengthens its extensive catalogue of international sporting events to offer fans in Spain one of the most important mixed martial arts competitions with more fans around the world after the addition of the UFC last month. In addition to continuing to enjoy some of the top boxing events on the international circuit, fans of contact sports will be able to follow the best coverage of Cage Warriors on Eurosport’s channels and digital platforms for years to come.’’

Graham Boylan, President at Cage Warriors, said: “We are very pleased to see Discovery’s growing commitment to MMA and are excited to join Discovery the UFC in growing the sport in the Netherlands and Spain. Vamos! ”

 

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