UFC Fight Pass is the latest streaming service to get into the boxing business.
In a press release, UFC’s online service announced a multi-year partnership with Roy Jones Jr. Boxing Promotions to stream a total of 72 boxing cards on UFC Fight Pass through 2021.
The first boxing card of this new partnership that will be on UFC Fight Pass will take place on January 31, 2019 from Alpine, California. The main event of that card, taking place from the Viejas Casino & Resort, will be a WBO super flyweight title eliminator between Aston Palicte and Jose Martinez.
The winner of that fight will be the mandatory challenger to the WBO title, which is currently vacant. Donnie Nietes and Kazuto Ioka will fight for the vacant title on December 31 in Macau, China as part of a world title tripleheader.
This isn’t the first time that UFC Fight Pass has been involved in streaming boxing cards with Jones involved. Back in February, UFC Fight Pass streamed what Jones claimed was his final professional boxing fight. In that fight, Jones won a unanimous decision against Scott Sigmon to win the WBU (German Version) cruiserweight title in Pensacola, Florida.
UFC Fight Pass not only streams certain UFC events, including pay-per-views, but also streams events from various MMA Promotions from all over the world such as Invicta FC, Titan FC, Cage Fury Fighting Championship and many more.