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Professional Fighters League & U-Next Announce Multi-Year Agreement to Broadcast Live PFL & Bellator Champions Series Event Coverage in Japan

The agreement begins with unprecedented PFL Champions vs Bellator Champions mega-global event on February 24

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The Professional Fighters League (PFL), today announced an expansive, multi-year partnership with U-NEXT, the leading Japanese video streaming platform, to become the home of PFL and Bellator in the country.

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The agreement begins with the unprecedented pay-per-view PFL Champions vs. Bellator Champions mega event taking place in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia on Saturday, February 24.

 Under the deal, all PFL Global Regular Season, PFL Europe, and PFL MENA event coverage as well as archival content will air exclusively in Japan on U-NEXT. Additionally, the streaming video platform will continue to broadcast live Bellator event coverage, beginning with the first-ever Bellator Champions Series event in Belfast, Northern Ireland on March 22.

 “A core component of our global expansion strategy is to partner with leading media platforms in key territories around the world, and we couldn’t be more excited about this multi-year agreement with U-NEXT to bring the best in MMA to fans in Japan,” said PFL SVP, International James Frewin.

 CEO, U-NEXT Tenshin Tsutsumi said, “We are delighted to announce our strategic partnership with the Professional Fighters League, the world’s most premiere mixed martial arts organization. Beginning with PFL Champions vs. Bellator Champions, U-NEXT will continue to deliver the greatest MMA content to Japanese fans and look forward to solidifying our position as the premiere destination for mixed martial arts.”

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 As PFL continues to expand rapidly across the globe, it is committed to developing the best up-and-coming fighters from across the country to join its roster of world-class athletes, including Japanese combat sports stars Kana Watanabe and Goiti Yamauchi.

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