The Professional Fighters League has secured a media rights deal with Vietnamese sports network FPT TV for the 2021 season, expanding the mixed martial arts organization’s distribution in Asia.
The network will carry each PFL event across the regular season and playoffs. Original programming created by PFL Studios will also be included.
“Our partnership with FPT represents the growing demand for MMA content in Asia,” said Peter Murray, PFL chief executive.
“PFL appeals to the more than 550 million MMA fans around the world because of our unique season format and our elite talent, and our premium broadcast product is accelerating our global footprint,” Murray said.
The 2021 PFL season will begin on April 23 and will be covered on ESPN 2, ESPN Deportes and ESPN+ in prime time in the United States.
The other regular season events will take place on April 29, May 6, June 10, June 17, and June 25.
The PFL has secured broadcast distribution in more than 160 countries, including Brazilian media group Globo.
The organization also recently struck a partnership with Malta-based fintech blockchain company Chiliz to create what is being touted by the MMA property as the first Fan Token offered by a sports league.