At the start of today’s GLORY 63 weigh-ins, announcer Todd Grisham revealed GLORY 63 will be broadcast live in the United States on the UFC Fight Pass streaming platform.
That’s not all. All Glory main cards in 2019 will also be broadcast in the U.S. on Fight Pass, which is owned by the UFC and recently increased its kickboxing programming.
For the past few years, GLORY main cards have been broadcast by ESPN. Sometimes, ESPN would televise the events live on ESPN 2 or ESPNews, but often the events would be relegated to the Watch ESPN app. Last year’s Badr Hari-Hesdy Gerges rematch was even bumped from a scheduled ESPNews broadcast, as the network instead aired a rugby event.
UFC Fight Pass has been a steady partner for GLORY. Glory’s Superfight Series events have streamed live and been available on-demand with Fight Pass for years.
Here’s hoping the new deal with Fight Pass is a success for GLORY, and bigger things are ahead for the promotion and the sport in the U.S. in the near future.