LAS VEGAS – UFC FIGHT PASS, the world’s premier combat sport’s streaming service, and GLORY announced today a ground-breaking new agreement which makes FIGHT PASS the exclusive U.S. home for the undisputed leader in world-class stand-up striking action.
The new deal literally kicks in tonight, when American fans will be able to witness GLORY 63, headlined by the legendary Petchpanomrung Kiatmookao defending his GLORY featherweight world title against No.1 contender Serhii Adamchuk, live from Houston, Texas.
GLORY’s unique live event composition sees each card divided into three parts; the GLORY Prelims, focused on up-and-coming talent; the SuperFight Series and the Numbered Series, which regularly features the biggest names, match-ups, and Championship bouts in the sport.
The SuperFight Series has wowed worldwide audiences on FIGHT PASS for three years, but with this new long-term deal, for the first time fans in the United States will now be able to see every portion of GLORY events in one location without the need to ever leave FIGHT PASS.
Action from the Numbered Series will be available to FIGHT PASS subscribers on video-on-demand, pending holdbacks in their specific territories. FIGHT PASS will also be the No.1 destination for all of GLORY’s world-class shoulder programming, including magazine style shows, original content, and countdown shows.
Ant Evans, UFC FIGHT PASS Senior Director of Editorial & Content Acquisition, said: “We are thrilled to expand FIGHT PASS’ offering in the United States to include even more live action from the world’s elite kickboxing promotion. GLORY puts on the biggest fights and most exciting events in the sport, and it is exactly the kind of world-class, premium content that our subscribers demand. FIGHT PASS viewers have been asking for more - more of the best striking in combat sports- and now they have it.”
Marshall Zelaznik, GLORY CEO, said: “Everyone at GLORY is thrilled to deepen our relationship with the world’s leading combat sports streaming service. GLORY has some massive fights already announced for the coming months and we have many more in the works for 2019 and beyond. This new agreement with FIGHT PASS means our fans in the U.S. will get to see and enjoy every single fight from every GLORY card back to back and in one place.”
An additional component of the agreement calls for GLORY and FIGHT PASS to work together to produce an exciting new weekly live event called Road to GLORY, a ‘Dana White Tuesday Night Contender Series’-style show that will give opportunities to up-and-coming talent. The Road to Glory will premiere later in 2019 and will be streamed live from UFC’s new studio arena in Las Vegas.
Zelaznik added: “This unprecedented partnership between GLORY and FIGHT PASS sees us collaborating to bring a weekly, tournament-format live event where GLORY gives the best unsigned strikers in the world the chance to fight their way into the world’s elite stand-up combat league.”
This new era begins tonight with GLORY SuperFight Series 63, streaming live on FIGHT PASS starting at 5pm PT (8pm ET), followed in the U.S. by GLORY 63 at 7pm PT (10pm ET).
About UFC FIGHT PASS®
UFC FIGHT PASS® is the world’s leading digital subscription service for combat sports. Since launching in 2013, FIGHT PASS is now available in more than 200 countries and territories. FIGHT PASS provides its members with unlimited access to exclusive, live UFC FIGHT PASS Prelims; live mixed martial arts and combat sports from around the world; original series and historical programming; special features, in-depth interviews, behind-the-scenes content, and up-to-the minute reports on the world of combat sports. FIGHT PASS subscribers also have 24/7 access to the world’s largest fight library, featuring more than 17,000 bouts from dozens of combat sports organizations, as well as every fight in UFC history. Fight fans can access FIGHT PASS on personal computers, iOS and Android mobile devices, Apple TV, Xbox One, Xbox 360, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, Roku, Samsung Smart TVs, LG Smart TVs, and Sony TVs with Android TV. For more information, please visit https://www.ufc.tv/page/fightpass.
Founded in 2012, GLORY is the world’s premier stand-up combat league. Owned and operated by GLORY Sports International (GSI), the league holds 14 global events per year, with media distribution to over 200 territories throughout the world. GLORY events are governed by GLORY Rules, which permit a mix of several combat disciplines including Karate, Muay Thai, Tae Kwon Do and Boxing. GLORY maintains offices in Los Angeles, Denver, Amsterdam and Singapore.