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Published: 08:58 | 27/7/16

UFC to remain on eir Sport Pack

Good news for Irish MMA fans

BT Sport, which is available as part of the eir Sport pack, have renewed the exclusive live rights in the Republic of Ireland, with the channel broadcasting over 150 hours of live UFC events a year.

Under the terms of the deal, BT Sport will enhance their content by offering every UFC event across the globe, including all US numbered pay-per-view events and all EMEA events live.

The announcement comes ahead of highly anticipated rematch between Conor McGregor and Nate Diaz at UFC 202.

McGregor will be set on revenge after suffering his first loss in the UFC in March 2016 at the hands of Diaz and the fight will be available to Republic of Ireland viewers as part of the eir Sport Pack.

“We are thrilled that we can continue to offer UFC to our customers. It has really exploded in popularity here over the past few years with more and more sports fans appreciating the skills that make up MMA. eir Sport is the only place Irish fans can see the best the UFC has to offer," Operations Director at eir Sport Brian Quinn said.

“It’s a hugely exciting time in the UFC with Irish fans particularly looking forward to the August re-match of Conor McGregor and Nate Diaz which is huge news in MMA. You won’t miss a second of the action on the eir Sport pack and you can get it for free if you are an eir broadband customer."

Setanta Sports is now eir Sport. We have 6 great channels of live sport including eir Sport 1 & 2 and all 4 BT Sport channels. The eir Sport pack is free to all eir broadband customers. To learn more about setting sport free visit www.eir.ie/sport .

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