Live Cage-Fighting Comes To Syfy

If last year’s title-fight between David Haye and Audley ‘light breeze’ Harrison was anything to go by, then the world of boxing is certainly not the force that it once was.

One sport that certainly isn’t on the wane is Mixed Martial Arts (widely known as Cage Fighting..) which has been branded “the fastest growing sport in the world” by its organisers BAMMA (British Association of Mixed Martial Arts).

As such, top execs have signed a deal with Syfy channel to bring UK viewers the first ever full, live, non-subscription Mixed Martial Arts coverage for all five BAMMA fight’s this year, each to be held in different cities across the UK.

The first fight to be screened live on Syfy will be BAMMA 5 which will take place on Saturday 26th February at Manchester’s MEN Arena. The February event promises to host the organisation’s most exciting fight card to date as the Brit Paul Daley takes on Japanese contender Yuya Shirai for the welterweight title in the main event.

“BAMMA events are all about pushing limits, personal quests and overcoming barriers – all of which are themes that Syfy audiences enjoy and the right kind of content to broaden the Syfy offering,” said Syfy boss Jamie Morris.