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Canal Plus strikes UFC deal for markets outside France

Charles Oliveira celebrates after defeating Dustin Poirier to defend his lightweight title during the UFC 269 event on December 11, 2021 (by Carmen Mandato/Getty Images)

Pay-television operator Canal Plus has broadened its sports rights portfolio outside of mainland France by agreeing a multi-year deal with mixed martial arts’ Ultimate Fighting Championship.

Under the contract, for the first time, UFC’s coverage will be available in French in sub-Saharan Africa, in Vietnamese in Vietnam and Burmese in Myanmar.

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