Martial Arts

Joe Markowski is leaving his role as chief executive of DAZN in North America with IMG’s Michael Ridout to take on certain duties heading up the broadcaster’s combat sports activities, SportBusiness can reveal.

US gaming company agrees to rights deal with Asian promoter

Discovery-owned sports broadcaster Eurosport has renewed a rights agreement for the Karate Combat series ahead of the new season which commences tomorrow (Saturday)

The European Olympic Committees has added beach soccer and kickboxing to the programme of events for its 2023 European Games in Poland

Choue Chung-won is set to secure a fifth term as president of World Taekwondo after it was confirmed he will face no opponents in the upcoming October elections

Discovery-owned sports broadcaster Eurosport has secured rights to programming from the third season of the Karate Combat series

Combat sports league Glory has agreed a multi-year deal with global streaming provider, Endeavor Streaming

Marius Vizer has today (Thursday) been re-elected as president of the International Judo Federation for a fifth term. Vizer became president of the IJF in 2007 and will serve another four-year term

The Global Association of International Sports Federations has awarded Riyadh in Saudi Arabia hosting rights for the 2023 edition of its World Combat Games event

Singapore-based mixed martial arts promotion One Championship has launched a new European event set to take place across the continent

World Taekwondo has invited candidates to apply for its presidential election in October this year. Current president Chungwon Choue is expected to win another four-year term at the federation

TrillerNet, parent company of AI-driven short video social app Triller, has completed what it calls its “360-degree content engine” by agreeing a deal to acquire combat sports-focused media company FIT…

Le Coq Sportif has increased its presence in the French kit supply market after signing with the French Judo Federation

International broadcaster Eurosport has acquired pay-television rights in France to a number of International Judo Federation events in the run-up to this year’s rescheduled Olympic Games.

The Spring Media agency has renewed its global media rights agreement with World Taekwondo in a deal that will run until 2024

World Taekwondo, the sport’s international federation, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with city authorities to relocate its headquarters to South Korea’s Goyang City.

Upstart karate property seeks to blend real and virtual worlds in event presentation

The English Premier League allowed 2,500 supporters to attend a friendly between Brighton and Chelsea in a test of Covid-19 measures - AFP/CNA