New Partnership: Brazil's Combate Network To Air FloSports Events & Content

New Partnership: Brazil's Combate Network To Air FloSports Events & Content

The deal began with FloGrappling’s Tezos WNO 18 event on May 18 featuring Nicholas Meregali vs Pedro Marinho.

May 25, 2023 by FloGrappling
New Partnership: Brazil's Combate Network To Air FloSports Events & Content

AUSTIN, TEXAS - (May 25, 2023) - FloSports, a leader in sports streaming and original content, today announced a distribution deal with Globo, Brazil’s leading media company, to distribute both original content, like 'The Ups & Downs Of The Manaus Boys,' 'Buchecha' and 'Leandro Lo: Quest for the Triple Crown,' as well as FloGrappling events spanning from Tezos Who’s Number One, International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation Grand Prix, and ADCC World Submission Fighting Championships across the country for viewers. 

"Very cool to see this partnership between FloGrappling and Combate for the growth of Jiu-jitsu in Brazil. Combate is a great channel that all Brazilians are used to watching MMA, and martial arts in general,” said Felipe Pena, IBJJF & ADCC World Champion. “For many years it was responsible for broadcasting the UFC here, it is a very big and well known media here and definitely has a lot to add. I think it will greatly increase the visibility of the sport in Brazil." 

"This junction is incredible and it can only be great for our beautiful art and sport. Outstanding move by two of the best media companies that will benefit millions of fans and athletes of our sport, I’m super excited about it,” said Andre Galvao, six-time ADCC World Champion. This is great news, congratulations FloSports and Combate for the partnership."

The partnership began with Tezos WNO 18 on May 18 featuring Nicholas Meregali and Pedro Marinho live in Oklahoma City.

Each Monday at 7 p.m. (Brasilia Time, UTC−03:00), Globo will have a dedicated timeslot to broadcast events and original content exclusively focused on FloGrappling to millions of combat sports fans across Brazil through Combate platforms.  

“Globo is Brazil’s premier media company and FloSports is proud to deliver combat sports fans throughout the country with access to our dedicated grappling events and original content,” said Phil Wendler, FloSports, EVP, Global Rights Acquisition. “As we continue to expand our footprint internationally, Brazil has been a key area of focus and we’re committed to increasing our distribution and accessibility to elevate visibility for our athletes and unique events.”

"I want to congratulate Riccardo Ammendolia & FloGrappling for this partnership with Brazilian TV, Combate. It will reach a lot of people, specially people who love martial arts or other sports but have never heard about jiu-jitsu yet, it's another great step forward for jiu-jitsu since it has the potential of bringing more fans and practitioners to our art, I am happy to see it happen,” said Guilherme Mendes, head coach of Art of Jiu-Jitsu, and a four-time IBJJF World Champion.

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