Univision Invests in Combate Global


Univision Communications has acquired a significant equity stake in the Hispanic MMA sports franchise Combate Global.

Univision recently inked a five-year rights deal with Combate Global covering 30 live television events a year, many of which will take place at Univision’s studios in Miami. Combate Global programming has been airing on the U.S. Spanish-language broadcaster since 2018. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.

“Since teaming up in 2018 Univision and Combate Global have created an entirely new audience for MMA,” said Campbell McLaren, Combate Global’s CEO. “Today, those content hungry fans, combined with our dynamic athletes, represent the future of the sport. This announcement underscores Univision’s commitment to Hispanic MMA and we could not be more excited to further strengthen our successful partnership with them.”

“This investment marks the first step in Univision’s broader strategy to deliver more exciting, live combat sports to our audience,” said Juan Carlos Rodriguez, president of sports enterprises at Univision. “Combat sports rank as the second most popular sport among Hispanics. We’re excited to take our successful partnership to the next level as we collaborate with the Combate team to elevate the brand and bring compelling mixed martial arts content across the Univision platforms for years to come.”