NEW YORK, Feb. 11, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- GLORY, the world's premier kickboxing league, today announced a landmark partnership with UFC FIGHT PASS.
Through the deal between GLORY and UFC FIGHT PASS, future GLORY SuperFight Series cards will air live on the UFC FIGHT PASS digital streaming platform, beginning with GLORY SuperFight Series Chicago on Friday, Feb. 26 at 7:30 p.m. ET / 4:30 p.m. PT.
"In 2015, we broke new ground with SuperFight Series, putting our featherweight championship on the line for the first time," said GLORY CEO Jon Franklin. "In 2016, fans on UFC FIGHT PASS will see more world title fights – we have two championship match-ups in March – more title contender bouts, and more of the non-stop stand-up action that GLORY is known for."
In addition, UFC FIGHT PASS has licensed the world's largest library of kickboxing programming from GLORY, including access to events and individual fights from promotions like GLORY, K-1, It's Showtime, and others. The deal adds thousands of hours of archived kickboxing bouts to the extensive mixed martial arts library currently curated by UFC FIGHT PASS.
GLORY co-founder Scott Rudmann added, "UFC FIGHT PASS is at the top of the global MMA business and GLORY is the leading kickboxing league worldwide. This is an unprecedented partnership – bringing the best of MMA together with the best of kickboxing on a single platform that is available to fight fans around the world."
UFC Chief Content Officer Marshall Zelaznik said: "We are excited to add world-class live kickboxing, and the definitive kickboxing fight library, to UFC FIGHT PASS. GLORY has a deserved reputation as the leader in striking sports and I know our great FIGHT PASS customers are going to be very excited by this news. We are continually looking at ways to increase the value to our subscribers and GLORY events will be a huge asset in our offering."
Founded in 2012, GLORY is owned and operated by GLORY Sports International (GSI), a professional martial arts organization and television content provider that maintains offices in New York, Denver, London, Amsterdam, and Singapore. GLORY programming is seen in over 140 countries. GLORY kickboxing rules are comprised of a mix of several combat disciplines including Karate, Muay Thai, Tae Kwon Do and traditional Boxing. Like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter @GLORY_WS, and visit us online at glorykickboxing.com.