K-1 signs deal with Spike in US
|Written by IK on 17 October 2012|
In the advent of not being able to renew their contract with the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), Spike TV in the US made a deal with Bellator Fighting Championships to fill in its MMA programming.
And now in addition to continuing its combat sports programming, Spike TV has added K-1.
“K-1 is excited to join forces with Spike TV, a powerful and highly experienced cable network known nationally for its combat sports programming, presenting our live K-1 events," Doug Kaplan, CEO of K-1 says. "Spike is perfect television home and stage to introduce our K-1 warriors and the fast-paced, aggressive style of K-1 fighting to fight fans across America.”
Jon Slusser, Senior Vice President, Sports and Multiplatform Events, Spike TV added: “We are thrilled to be in business with the world’s preeminent kickboxing organisation. Spike has the most passionate and knowledgeable fans of combat sports and we are confident that they will enjoy the high action of K-1, which serves as the perfect complement to our Bellator coverage next year.”