Everything is accelerating for MMA (
Editor's note: Mixed Martial Arts
) in France for a year.
After the legalization of fights, the authorization to broadcast on TV under certain conditions, now a whole night is now devoted each week to this combat sport.
From March 6, the L'Equipe channel will offer free-to-air “UFC Classics” major evenings every Saturday.
"After having broadcast, in December for the first time of the fights of the UFC, the most prestigious of the MMA competitions, the channel the team continues its conquest of the combat sports" specifies the channel in a press release.
These evenings will begin at 10:30 p.m. and will continue uninterrupted until late at night, until 5 a.m.
Conor Mc Gregor, Jon Jones ...
The UFC is the world's largest MMA league, home to the strongest fighters in history.
This is precisely the credo of the “UFC Classics”: to broadcast the greatest fights in the history of this sport and of the UFC, which saw the light of day in the early 1990s. These fights spanned around thirty years and since they were prohibited there, they have never been disseminated in France other than on Internet sites, not always accessible.
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On the program of these evenings, the best of the best: Conor Mc Gregor, Jon Jones, Anderson Silva, Georges St-Pierre, Khabib Nurmagomedov, Randy Couture, Demetrious Johnson or among the ladies, Ronda Rousey.
These names are still unknown in France but these fighters are stars all over the world.
The channel L'Equipe will offer the French public to catch up in MMA by discovering the biggest rivalries in history.
The L'Equipe channel is accessible on TNT channel 21, Free, Bouygues, Numericable, SFR, Orange and on Canal 79 for Canal + offers.