Cage Warriors Coverage Added To UFC Content On Discovery+ And Eurosport In The Netherlands And Spain, Discovery+ In Finland Secures MotoGP™ For 2022
March 4, 2022
The next generation of Cage Warriors champions will soon be crowned with every knee, kick and knock-out in the Octagon coming to discovery+ in the Netherlands and Eurosport in Spain.
Cage Warriors, one the fastest-growing competitive Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) events globally, has already staged more than 150 events in 3 continents over the past two decades and has launched the careers of global superstars including Conor McGregor, Gegard Mousasi and Joanna Jędrzejczyk.
As part of a new partnership between Discovery Sports and Cage Warriors, in addition to live and on-demand streaming on discovery+ in the Netherlands and via the Eurosport App in Spain, viewers can also enjoy coverage on the full range of Eurosport’s channels and platforms, broadening the reach of Cage Warriors for the widest possible audience.
The announcement further expands Discovery Sports’ MMA offering following news earlier in the year that discovery+ and Eurosport will bring every UFC fight to viewers in the Netherlands and Spain. discovery+ subscribers in the Netherlands can now not only enjoy streaming of a wide range of MMA fights, but also benefit from access to one of the largest real-life entertainment content libraries anywhere.
Packing even more punches, Eurosport.nl and Eurosport.es will also bring fans the best content and stories throughout the series, providing even more ways to engage with Cage Warriors.
Viewers will benefit from a minimum of 15 events per year including potential fights in the Netherlands and Spain. The new series of Cage Warriors kicks off in San Diego, USA on 4 March with the eagerly anticipated Cage Warriors 133, which is set to feature some of the fiercest knockout artists and submission specialists including Joseph Morales (USA) vs Sidemar Honorio (Brazil) in the main card flyweight bout.
Gijs Poortman, Head of Discovery Sports Netherlands, said:
“With the rights to Cage Warriors, we are expanding our premium martial arts offering on discovery+. With Cage Warriors, in addition to UFC, we want to serve our MMA fans on discovery+ even more at the highest level. With, among others, Dutch MMA athletes Gerardo Fanny, Agy Sardari, Hubert Geven and Daan Duijs and favourable European broadcast times, the martial arts enthusiast is sitting first row at discovery+ – ‘The Streaming Home of Fight Sports’.”
Fernando Ruiz, Sports Editorial Senior Manager at Eurosport Spain, said:
“With this new addition, Eurosport further strengthens its extensive catalogue of international sporting events to offer fans in Spain one of the most important mixed martial arts competitions with more fans around the world after the addition of the UFC last month. In addition to continuing to enjoy some of the top boxing events on the international circuit, fans of contact sports will be able to follow the best coverage of Cage Warriors on Eurosport’s channels and digital platforms for years to come.’’
Graham Boylan, President at Cage Warriors, said:
“We are very pleased to see Discovery’s growing commitment to MMA and are excited to join Discovery the UFC in growing the sport in the Netherlands and Spain. Vamos! ”
Discovery’s sports business – under the Discovery Sports banner – produces and distributes content to 130 million unique individuals a month across more than 200 markets and 20 languages. It connects audiences with the greatest sporting events in the world. As well as bringing fans in the Netherlands and Spain the best MMA action, its global portfolio includes being the Home of the Olympics Games in Europe*; tennis’ Grand Slams; cycling’s Grand Tours and more than 300 days racing a year; the PGA TOUR year-round; the best new and existing electric racing series with ABB FIA Formula E World Championship and FIA eTouring Car World Cup; and every major winter sports World Championship and World Cup event to name a few.
discovery+ in Finland secures MotoGP™ for 2022
The 2022 MotoGP World Championship will be broadcast exclusively live on discovery+ in Finland.
Discovery Sports has reached agreement with Dorna, the international rights holder of the championship, to show all 21 races this season which starts with the Grand Prix of Qatar this weekend.
discovery+ in Finland will broadcast every event from each race weekend including free practice, qualifying and the races themselves. The agreement also means viewers will be able to watch the first MotoGP™ held in Finland live and exclusively on discovery+ and on Discovery’s free-to-air channels.
discovery+ in Finland will also air the MotoGP™ support races including MotoE, Moto2 and Moto3.
Coverage from the Grand Prix of Qatar starts with free practice on Friday (4 March), continues with qualifying on Saturday (5 March) with the main races taking places on Sunday (6 March). Coverage on discovery+ in Finland starts each day from 14:00 (local time) with Marko Terva-aho, a familiar figure for local Finnish motorsport fans, commentating on the opening weekend.