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UFC Expands to Japan Through Internet and Mobile Deals

Written on January 26, 2011 by John Paul Vill

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"We want to make sure that any fan who wants to watch the UFC has the best access they can and, at the same time, reach new fans." ---Mark Fischer, UFC Executive Vice President and Managing Director of Asia

It seems that the biggest mixed martial arts promotion also known as UFC will increase its Japanese involvement this year with two new deals.

During a Monday presscon at UFC fighter Yoshihiro Akiyama’s Cloud Dojo in Tokyo, UFC announced deals with TV Bank Corp and Hikari TV. TV bank Corp. This puts the organization’s first official mobile site on all three major Japanes cellular network while Hikari TV streans live and archived UFC bouts. The ventures will be launched on Feb. 1.

“Today is a very important step in expanding our media platforms to bring the UFC to more Japanese fans than ever before,” Mark Fischer, UFC Executive Vice President and Managing Director of Asia, stated. “We want to make sure that any fan who wants to watch the UFC has the best access they can and, at the same time, reach new fans.”

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