UFC FIGHT PASS®, the world’s leading streaming service for combat sports, today announced a new multi-year, multi-event deal with Venator Fighting Championship, the number-one mixed martial arts promotion in Italy. The first event will stream live and exclusively on UFC FIGHT PASS on Saturday, December 18, at 12:00 p.m. ET / 9:00 a.m. PT.
“We’re excited to add Venator FC to UFC FIGHT PASS,” said Crowley Sullivan, Vice President and General Manager, UFC FIGHT PASS. “We are committed to showcasing up-and-coming talent from all over the world. This partnership provides our subscribers with thrilling events from the number one MMA promotion from Italy.”
Established in 2015, Venator FC, which has hosted eighteen events to date, is dedicated to developing Italian athletes to transition to other combat sports organizations, including UFC. Notable UFC athletes who have begun their careers with Venator FC include No.2-ranked UFC middleweight Marvin Vettori and No. 6-ranked UFC middleweight Jack Hermansson.
“Venator FC is dedicated to showcasing and developing Italian mixed martial arts talent,” said Frank Merenda, President, Venator Fighting Championship. “We are proud and excited to partner with UFC FIGHT PASS to provide our athletes a global audience. We look forward to bringing exciting fights and showing the best of Italy.”
VENATOR FC 9: SANTORO vs. MITCHELL will feature Michelangelo Colangelo vs. Emanuele Sabatino in a welterweight match up. *Additional bouts on the card include:
- Fabio De Luca vs. Imad Bouamri
- Davide di Deo vs. Miguel Haro
- Gianluca Rocca vs. Michael Pagani
- Paolo Anastasi vs. Gianni Massafra
- Giacomo Tesi vs Valentino Riva
*Card subject to change