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World Series of Fighting to air on NBC as part of new deal

Justin Gaethje at open workouts for World Series

(Credit: WSOF/Ryan Loco)

World Series of Fighting will make its debut on NBC on July 5 as part of the new deal announced Tuesday that extends the broadcast agreement throught 2017.

NBC will maintain exclusive rights to WSOF events, with most of them airing live on NBC Sports Network and featured on NBC's digital platforms.

But that July 5 card will air on NBC, the first time the network has put a WSOF event...

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World Series of Fighting gets big NBC Sports deal

Anthony Johnson, right, pops D.J. Linderman with a

(Credit: World Series of Fighting/Lucas Noonan)

The World Series of Fighting, one of the newest MMA promotions, announced Monday a three-year broadcast partnership with NBC Sports Network, one that promises at least six live events per year. NBC Sports Network is NBC's fairly new 24-hour sports channel. The deal gives them another live event to promote -- and more importantly, the MMA audience to promote to. The network already airs NHL, college...

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