UFC Strikes a Big Deal with ESPN

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The UFC will remain live and on ESPN in the United Kingdom through August of 2013, according to recent announcement. The deal is an extension of the current one that allows for pay-per-view and cable TV events in the U.S. to air in the U.K.

"UFC will continue to be aired on ESPN in the U.K., giving the channel rights to all main live UFC events until August 2013," according to an announcement on Twitter.

The UFC will return to England next month with UFC on FUEL TV 5. The card takes place September 29 from Nottingham, England.

Also, the UFC is putting together a season of The Ultimate Fighter featuring United Kingdom against Australia.

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