BT Sport to show new UFC and WWE content to celebrate International Women’s Day


The Rise of Women’s MMA: From Never to Now

This all-female show will document the rise of MMA, a decade since UFC president Dana White claimed women would “never” fight inside the Octagon. Produced by Ella Meadowcroft and hosted by Caroline Pearce alongside UFC analyst Laura Sanko and Molly McCann, the first English woman to win in the UFC, this show will tell the story of how women’s MMA has led the way for sporting equality and given us some of the sport’s most incredible moments.

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The Rise of Women in WWE

Former WWE Women’s Champion Paige is joined by NXT UK Women’s Champion Kay Lee Ray as they discuss the journey that the women’s division has been on in WWE. From fighting to main event an episode of Raw, to eventually main eventing WrestleMania, the last decade has seen a seismic shift in the way women are represented on WWE programming. This programme will give an insight into Paige and Kay Lee Ray’s experiences and feelings as these momentous changes in the company happened around them.

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  • The Rise of Women in WWE will be broadcast at 10.30 pm on BT Sport 1 this evening or will be live on BT Sport’s digital channels from 5 pm
  • The Rise of Women’s MMA will be shown at 11 pm on BT Sport 1 tonight or can be watched from 7 pm this evening on BT Sport’s digital platforms


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