The UFC Fight Pass library will continue to grow, as officials announced the acquisitions of GLORY SuperFight Series and Eddie Bravo Invitational.
That means more kickboxing and Brazilian jiu-jitsu will stream live on and be available for on-demand viewing via the digital format.
“We are proud to announce our new partnership with the GLORY kickboxing and EBI Brazilian jiu-jitsu organizations,” UFC senior vice president and UFC Fight Pass general manager Eric Winter said. “This is a huge development for Fight Pass. We haven’t just added some kickboxing and some BJJ to Fight Pass – we partnered with leaders in both sports.
“GLORY has established itself as the pinnacle of world kickboxing while EBI leads the way in exciting, fast-paced submission grappling. Both of these organizations are tremendous additions to Fight Pass.”
GLORY will be up first, hosting an event on Fight Pass in just two weeks, while EBI begins in April. They join Invicta FC, Pancrase, Victory FC, Shooto Brazil, Titan FC, BRACE MMA and EFN as live event content partners.
“The UFC Fight Pass partnership is nothing short of a dream come true,” EBI creator Eddie Bravo said. “UFC is responsible for the explosion of popularity for BJJ around the world, and having EBI on UFC’s digital streaming service is the perfect fit for us.
“I am incredibly confident that MMA and jiu-jitsu fans will love the full-throttle entertainment EBI is going to deliver on UFC Fight Pass.”
GLORY SuperFight Series Chicago takes place February 26 with Joe Schilling meeting Mike Lemaire in the main event in a middleweight contender match. Schilling also competes in MMA for Bellator.
As part of the agreement with GLORY, Fight Pass will upload over 2,000 hours of elite striking action including the 27-event GLORY archive, seven major events from the It’s Showtime library and over 100 events from the iconic K-1 organization that featured athletes like Mark Hunt, Mirko Cro Cop and Alistair Overeem.
“UFC Fight Pass is at the top of the global MMA world, and GLORY is the world’s leading kickboxing league,” GLORY co-founder Scott Rudmann said. “This is an unprecedented partnership that brings the best of MMA and the best of kickboxing together on a single platform that is available to fight fans around the world.”
EBI 6 is scheduled for April 24 from Los Angeles and will be the first of five live events set for 2016.