Top Canadian promotion Maximum Fighting Championship announced today that they have signed a one-year broadcast deal with The Sports Network (TSN). According to an official press release:
Beginning with MFC 31: The Rundown, the MFC will be airing on TSN2 as part of a new, one-year content agreement. This is a prestigious development for the Maximum Fighting Championship as it joins TSN2’s stellar broadcast lineup that includes the National Hockey League, National Football League, NASCAR, Major League Soccer and curling.
MFC fight cards will air on TSN2 within 30 days of the original event date.
“There isn’t a bigger name in Canadian sports broadcasting than TSN, and having the Maximum Fighting Championship on TSN2 is a tremendously important step in our future plans,” said MFC Owner/President Mark Pavelich.
“The MFC has long had a great relationship with TSN through ‘Off The Record with Michael Landsberg’ and TSN.ca. Now being a part of the broadcast lineup is massive progression for the Maximum Fighting Championship. We are particularly excited that our growing fan base in Ontario and Quebec will now be to see MFC events on Bell, Cogeco and Rogers.”
Having renewed their broadcast partnership with HDNet in June, this deal makes for bigger exposure for the Maximum Fighting Championship organization and Canadian MMA in general. The new HDNet deal is for five years.
MFC 31 takes place this evening on HDNet. MFC Light Heavyweight champion Ryan Jimmo defends his title against Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou.
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