The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) has been enjoying a great relationship with FOX Sports. However, with the UFC now jumping ship to ESPN, the popular FS1 program UFC Tonight is nearing its end.
The world’s most famous mixed martial arts promotion has scored a five-year deal with ESPN for their exclusive broadcasting rights. Consequently, the UFC will be paid $300 million a year for their television rights.
A total of 30 Fight Night events and the preliminary cards for 12 pay-per-view events will be provided each year for the service. With the beginning of the UFC’s $1.5 billion with ESPN of course brings the end of the FOX era of the promotion.
A new rumor has been projected by Middle Easy that claims the WWE will soon be filling the time slot for UFC Tonight with a similar show of their own. Check out the original report below:
“Gearing up for the UFC leaving Fox Sports 1, rumor is the WWE is already working on a show that will replace UFC Tonight on FS1”