UFC and PPTV Sports sign groundbreaking 5 year exclusive rights agreement in China

UFC® Asia’s premier MMA organization will now be available throughout China on PPTV, the nation’s leading online sports platform 


The world’s leading mixed martial arts (MMA) organization, UFC®, and China’s leading sport media provider, PPTV Sports have announced a five year exclusive rights agreement.

The deal gives PPTV rights to stream all of UFC’s events live and without delay, bringing Chinese fans unprecedented access to the world’s best MMA athletes as they compete in the world’s most intimidating arena. PPTV has also launched a dedicated section of its main portal bringing fans the latest UFC news 24 hours a day.

In addition to live UFC events, fans will also enjoy access to all of UFC’s original programming such as The Ultimate Fighter, Countdown to UFC, UFC Primetime and Road to the Octagon on PPTV. Offline, the partnership between UFC and PPTV will extend to year round joint staging of fan events, promotional activations and fighter visits, bringing Chinese fans unparalleled access to the world’s fastest growing sport and Asia’s premier MMA organization.

“China has always been a huge priority for UFC and our aim has always been to steadily increase our reach and cultivate more fans in China,” said Kenneth Berger, UFC Executive Vice President and General Manager of Asia. “This new five year partnership is a huge step in the right direction for us. We hope to not only engage with fans more in the years ahead, but also as we grow the sport here, to see more Chinese athletes rising up to compete in the world’s most competitive Octagon®.”

“PPTV Sports is glad to work with UFC®, the world’s top MMA brand. The collaboration in the last three years has resulted in the development of the UFC® brand in the Chinese market with ever increasing audiences and fans. We are very honored to renew the deal, and expand our rights to become exclusive over the next five years. Moving forward, PPTV will be providing better media support to UFC content with live streaming of key fights and VOD services to all UFC videos. Apart from media rights, PPTV is also going to be working closely with the UFC to market and promote the brand in China” said Stephen Zhang, General Manager of PPTV Sports.

PPTV’s stream of all UFC live events can be found on as they happen with replays available on-demand right after.


In advance of the most anticipated event of the summer, Floyd Mayweather hosts an International media conference call on Thursday, August 17 at 3 p.m. PT/6 p.m. ET.
Aug 17, 2017
Kevin Lee is set to face Tony Ferguson for the interim lightweight title at UFC 216 in Las Vegas on Oct. 7 with the champ Conor McGregor taking care of some business in the boxing ring. Lee spoke to about the fight.
Aug 16, 2017
UFC Minute host Lisa Foiles delivers an important update regarding the rules for next week's superfight between Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather.
Aug 16, 2017
History is up for grabs when flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson attempts to defend his belt against challenger Ray Borg at UFC 215. In the co-main event Amanda Nunes and Valentina Shevchenko battle for the women's bantamweight title.
Aug 16, 2017