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Sony Pictures Networks India to broadcast UFC 200

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MUMBAI: Sony Pictures Networks India (SPN), will broadcast the biggest and the most anticipated MMA event of the year,UFC 200. The high octane event will be telecast LIVE and exclusive, on 10th July 2016, at 0730 hrs on Sony SIX, Sony SIX HD, SONY ESPN and SONY ESPN HD. The biggest fight card of the year, UFC 200 will also be available for live streaming on SonyLIV. The repeat of the entire fight event will be telecast on the same day at 1600hrs across all channels.

UFC 200 marks the return of The Beast, Brock Lesnar, to the UFC Octagon who will be facing off Mark Hunt in the headlining fight. UFC 200 will also feature some of the biggest superstars of MMA, all on one fight card that promises to entice and excite the growing fan-base of UFC in India. Also featuring on the fight card will be Women’s Bantamweight Champion, Miesha Tate, defending her title against Amanda Nunes and veteran featherweight fighter, Jose Aldofacing Frankie Edgar for the Interim Featherweight Title.

The popularity of UFC 200 in India will see its peak, as it is being promoted by the biggest superstar of Bollywood, Salman Khan. The actor plays the role of an MMA fighter in his upcoming movie, Sultan, and fights UFC’s Welterweight fighter, Tyron Woodley in the film. The actor also features in the promo for UFC 200 on the SPN channels, where he introduces Brock Lesnar’s return to the UFC Octagon.

With UFC’s consistent growth in viewership in the market, SPN is taking a step forward in growing the sport’s popularity through the MMA Fan Club called The Octagon. The club serves passionate MMA enthusiasts with unique community experiences like the special breakfast screening of UFC 200. SONY ESPN is also conducting an on-air & social media contest for viewers who can win an exclusive opportunity to be a part of The Octagon experience.

The UFC 200 fight card live screening will take place simultaneously in Delhi, Bengaluru and Mumbai on July 10th, 2016, at 0730 Hrs at the Hard Rock Café. The screening is also open to walk in consumers who would like to be a part of the community experience.

UFC 200 is the culmination of UFC’s biggest week of the year, International Fight Week. The week will also see

• UFC Fight Night 90 on 8th July at 7.30am Live & Exclusive on SONY ESPN and SONY ESPN HD.

• The Ultimate Fighter finale on 9th July at 7.30am Live & Exclusive on SONY ESPN and SONY ESPN HD.

• UFC 200 on 10th July. At 7.30am Live & Exclusive on Sony SIX, Sony SIX HD, SONY ESPN and SONY ESPN HD.

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