ESPN kicks into Glory

Kickboxing pillar GLORY locked in a deal with ESPN to carry its events live on ESPN networks, beginning with tonight’s GLORY 25 Milan on ESPN3 at 4p, with a replay on ESPN 2 at 1:30a. This year, the promotion has also locked in broadcast deals with Kombat Sport in France, Fight Channel in Eastern Europe, Combat Channel in Russia, ATV in Suriname, KBS N in South Korea, Digi Sport in Romania and Hungary, StarTimes in Sub-Saharan Africa, Eurosport in European, KIX in Southeast Asia, RING.BG in Bulgaria, SKY in New Zealand, Sport TV in Portugal, and most recently Spike in the Netherlands. “We couldn’t be happier to be on multiple platforms of the most watched, most talked about sports network in the world,” said GLORY CEO Jon Franklin. “This Friday will be the first time our stacked card will be available live on both coasts – joining live international broadcasts already scheduled in more than 100 countries, with almost 80 more on delay – and we’re excited to be working with ESPN.”

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