UFC Conor McGregor's fight to be broadcast on 3e
TV3 has announced that its sister channel will broadcast Conor McGregor's homecoming fight, after reaching an agreement with The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). The UFC Fight Night Dublin will feature McGregor V Brandao on the 19th of July at The o2 areana in Dublin. This is the first time a UFC fight will be broadcast by an Irish free-to-air broadcaster.
TV3 Group Head of Sport, Kieran Holden, said: “We are thrilled to be able to broadcast Conor McGregor’s homecoming bout for UFC’s Dublin event on 3e, on 19 July. Conor’s progress through the MMA ranks has been phenomenal and we are delighted that we are able to show this event to his growing fan base here live and for free on 3e and online via 3player."
Garry Cook, Executive Vice President and Managing Director of UFC Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA), said: “The popularity of the UFC in Ireland continues to grow at an enormous rate. With a number of talented Irish fighters on the card and the record breaking sell-out audience at the O2 arena, it was only right that we also offered access to this incredible event to audiences in Ireland via a free to air TV agreement. We are incredibly excited to make this announcement and we are confident that this is only the beginning of things to come for our sport in Ireland.”
It is expect that TV3 will relaunch 3e in the near future with more event driven broadcasts like this UFC Fight.
TV3 and 3e will broadcast a number of dedicated features and programmes in the run up to the event on July 19.