XFC and Terra Announce Digital Broadcast Partnership
XFC and TerraTV become digital broadcast partners in Brazil
Tues. March 3rd, 2014 – Spring Lake MI: One of the largest MMA organizations in the world, XFC, has closed an innovative deal with the Terra network. The sports company will broadcast their fights, alongside other original content on a dedicated Terra channel. Exclusively through the Terra website, fans will be able to watch, all XFC events in full, just days after their live broadcast.
The first event of the year, XFCi 9, will take place on March 14th at the Sao Paulo Football Club Gymnasium, available on-demand March 18th on Terra. The event is headlined by the promotion’s first ever Flyweight World Championship fight between Allan Nascimento (14-2) and Bruno Azevedo (12-2).
In addition to broadcast rights, TerraTV will also have a weekly XFC show with breaking news, interviews and first-hand XFC content. Leading the show will be experienced TerraTV host Fabio Salomao along side MMA journalist / hostess Renata Aymore. The premier show will take place on Tuesday March 3rd, at 1pm EST / 3PM Sao Paulo time.
XFC has plans for eight events throughout Brazil & Latin America in 2015, along with two in the United States and an additional two in Europe.
“The agreement with Terra, one of the largest content platforms in the world, is another seed planted by XFC. It reinforces our commitment to bring free MMA to as many people as possible”, XFC CEO Edward Jung states. “The XFC will now be viewable on computers, notebooks, tablets, smartphones, anywhere and anytime, by millions of fans. Fans who still do not know us will have a pleasant surprise and will be able to see why we have grown so much. In 2015, we’ll be the second most viewed MMA organization in the world, thanks to our great fights inside the heXagon, combined with our major media partners.”
With a monthly audience of around 100 million people, according to comScore, Terra is present in 17 countries; providing entertainment, sports, news content and services. The company has extensive expertise in covering and broadcasting major events, being a reference for important sporting events such as the UEFA League, European football championships and the Olympic Games.
“We are known worldwide for our expertise in sports coverage, the Olympics, Football and Fights. For us, it is a sense of pride to reach such a successful strategic partnership which will bring our sports-loving users relevant and unique content about the sport of MMA and its nuances”, says Paul Castro, Terra’s Global CEO.
In 2014, XFC expanded into Brazil seeking to unveil a new generation of MMA talent and defining a career path for it’s rising stars. Throughout eight events within the state of São Paulo, five divisions of tournament champions were crowned, with each fighter receiving a contract to fight in the company’s Superfight Series. At XFCi 9 several of those Season I tournament champions will debut in the Superfight Series, now in hopes of becoming XFC World Champions.
XFC events are broadcast live by RedeTV with a weekly show on Saturdays. They also have media partnerships with HBO Latin America, UOL, and now TerraTV, taking them into more homes than ever before. On March 14th at XFCi 9 the event will be headlined by the promotion’s inaugural Men’s Flyweight World Championship Superfight and co-headlined by the Season II Women’s International Flyweight Tournament Finale between Antonia Silvaneide vs Poliana Botelho. Be sure to purchase your tickets, tune in live, or watch the even on-demand, as the Next Generation of MMA is showcased to the world.
The prestigious United Stated based sports and entertainment organization, Xtreme Fighting Championships (XFC), was founded in 2006 and quickly became one of the largest MMA (mixed martial arts) promotions in the world. Based in Spring Lake, Michigan, with offices in New York, Fort Lauderdale, Sao Paulo and Buenos Aires, the MMA sports company now represents fighters from over 25 countries.
In 2014, with a goal of revealing to the world a new generation of MMA fighters, the XFC launched their Tournament and Superfight Series; a mixture of future stars with talented recognized veterans from around the world. In Season I five tournament champions were crowned. All fighters received a solid gold medal with the inscriptions “Integrity, Honor and Glory” – the organization’s principles, and each given the opportunity to advance into the XFC Superfight Series to challenge for their weight classes World Championship Belt.
As part of their mission to promote the XFC principles and show that the XFC is more than just great fights, the sports promotion hosts various social activities and community outreach programs by visiting disability centers, children’s hospitals, and promoting open workouts and anti-bullying campaigns. Defining themselves as a unique organization, the company promotes their athletes and the sport of MMA as more than just grueling combat, the XFC hopes that their morals of Integrity & Honor will be instilled long after the fights become a memory.