AFC signs extension with UFC Fight Pass
Alaska's largest mixed martial arts organization will continue to broadcast events on Ultimate Fighting Championship Fight Pass beyond 2019. Alaska Fighting Championship announced Friday that a deal with UFC will be extended two years and include four more events.
Currently AFC operates from September through May at the Alaska Airlines Center in Anchorage. According to AFC President Sarah Lorimer, the contract extension means there will be a fight card every month of the year.
UFC Fight Pass is a streaming service that allows fight fans around the world to watch live fight cards from select regional promotions like AFC, while providing a library of classic fights from big name organizations like UFC, Pride, and World Extreme Cagefighting.
Lorimer believes the partnership with UFC has provided local mixed martial artists exposure and opportunity, citing former AFC fighter Jared "Tha Killa Gorilla" Cannonier, now one of the "top 10 contenders in the world."
"The best part of my job is to see these fighters make it to the big shows," Lorimer said in a statement. "This extension and the additional events will continue to secure a successful future for our fighters."
AFC's next fight will be held Jan. 16 at 7 p.m. at the Alaska Airlines Center. Alaska Fighting Championship premiered in 2004.
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