WSOF Signs New Deal With NBC - WSOF 11 to Air on NBC
Posted by Larry Csonka on 05.26.2014
Going head to head with the UFC 175: Weidman vs. Machida eventů
According to MMAjunkie.com, WSOF President Ray Sefo confirmed that WSOF has signed a new deal with NBC. The new deal will see the promotion featured on multiple platforms over the coming year, including the brand's primary network, NBC. The first event to air on NBC will be WSOF 11: Gaethje vs. Newell on July 5th, featuring lightweight champ Justin Gaethje (11-0) taking on undefeated contender Nick Newell (11-0), Josh Burkman (27-10) vs. Jon Fitch (35-6-1) and Gesias Cavalcante (18-7-1) vs. Melvin Guillard (31-13-2). That event will go head to head with the UFC 175: Weidman vs. Machida PPV.
The official announcement for the deal will be released this week. The agreement is supposed to run through 2017, and as many as 14 events could run on NBC Sports Group this year. This will include a Dec. 27 event on NBC, which will likely go against the UFC's big year-end PPV.