The UFC has announced that they have come to an agreement with Fox Sports en Español which will allow them to provide their brand of mixed martial arts to their Spanish viewers for the first time ever.
The exclusive one-year deal includes Spanish-language television and video on demand rights to “Gladiadores del UFC™,” a series of six one-hour UFC® fight specials that will air over the course of six months.
The commentary will be provided by former boxer Genaro Hernández and Tony Rivera and the show will premier November 3rd at 11:00 p.m. ET/8:00 p.m. PT.
The first episode of “Gladiadores del UFC” features the top fighters from the UFC’s most competitive weight class, the welterweights. Former UFC welterweight champion BJ Penn kicks things off with perhaps his most explosive performance ever when he faces Caol Uno in a bout from UFC 34 that took place back when ‘The Prodigy’ was tearing through the lightweight division. Next, Canada’s Georges St. Pierre cements his number one contender status at UFC 56 when he squares off against current lightweight champion Sean Sherk, and then two of the division’s young guns, Diego Sanchez and Nick Diaz, clash in a grudge match that lives up to all expectations. In the first episode’s main event, UFC welterweight champion Matt Hughes battles longtime rival Frank Trigg at UFC 52 in a bout many have dubbed the greatest welterweight match in mixed martial arts history.