The UFC have announced that British fans will be able to watch The Ultimate Fighter Season 14 on FX UK, including the live finale on December 3rd.
This means that fans will have access to the show whether they are on the SKY or Virgin Media platforms.
Further good news for UK fans is that the show will air only a day after the US broadcast, with the 2 hour premiere set for Thursday, 22nd September at 11pm.
TUF 14 features a highly talented selection of bantamweight and featherweight fighters who will be coached by UK star Michael Bisping and former Strikeforce fighter and host of MTV’s ‘Bully Beatdown’ show Jason ‘Mayhem’ Miller.
The move to FX UK is something https://mmainsight.com predicted earlier this month, though we’ll still have to see whether we were also correct in assuming that the UFC’s live events will also shift to the channel when ESPN UK’s current deal runs out next year.
The reason for this belief is that it brings synergy to the UFC’s broadcasts in both the UK and the US. Though the 14th season of TUF will air on Spike TV in the US, from the 15th season onwards it will also be airing on FX.
So far the UFC have not announced how UK fans will be able to watch November 12th’s ‘UFC On FOX 1’ event featuring a heavyweight title fight between Cain Velasquez Vs Junior Dos Santos, so it’ll be interesting to see whether it too ends up airing on FX UK.