SPN to live telecast UFC 201 in India

MUMBAI: UFC Fighter Tyron ‘T-Wood’ Woodley aka The Chosen One, recently made his Bollywood debut in the Salman Khan starrer, Sultan where he fought the superstar on the big screen. Fans in India were mesmerized as the UFC challenger introduced some of his MMA skills to Bollywood. He is now all set to create the magic in the Octagon, with the Welterweight Championship Bout, where he will be facing Robbie Lawler in UFC201. Sony Pictures Networks India (SPN), will broadcast this explosive fight LIVE and exclusive, on 31st July 2016, at 0730 hrs on Sony Six and Sony Six HD.

The UFC 201 fight card also features some of the other highly awaited fights. Rose Namajunas will take on Karolina Kowalkiewicz in the women’s Strawweight bout, along with Matt Brown and Jake Ellenberger who will compete against each other in the men Welterweight championship. Also, the men’s Flyweight championship will see Ian McCall fight against Justin Scoggins.

Tyron Woodley created quite a stir amongst the Indian audiences as he took to social media expressing his excitement in making his Bollywood debut alongside Salman Khan. The Bollywood star surely put up a great fight in the film, for which he trained hard, four hours a day to get in shape for the film. On the other hand, Tyron was also packing on the pounds to match the Indian wrestler’s physique. Speaking about the upcoming fight with Robbie Lawler, the UFC Challenger said, “Robbie knows that I respect him. I admire the way he came back and had this crazy run at the title. I admire him but I want to be a UFC champion. I’m just a person that has a seat at the throne right now and that’s where I desire to sit.”

The inclusion of international fighters like Tyron Woodley in Bollywood has generated a lot of interest in MMA and more and more Indian fans are now seen following the sport. Salman Khan promoting UFC 200 has further added to the massive level of interest.

In addition to this UFC fans can expect a whole other level of excitement with a live breakfast screening hosted by the Sports Cluster of SPN at Hard Rock Café. The screening is also open to walk in consumers who would like to be a part of the community experience. The UFC 201 fight card LIVE breakfast screening will take place simultaneously in Delhi, Bengaluru and Mumbai on July 31, 2016 at 0730 hrs at the Hard Rock Café.

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