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UFC Fight Pass Inks Boxing Streaming Deal

The UFC has reached a three-year agreement with Roy Jones Jr. (RJJ) Boxing Promotions to stream up to 72 pro boxing matches on its UFC Fight Pass streaming service.

UFC Fight Pass, which offers live and library content from the mixed martial arts company, will stream its first live event of the new deal on Jan. 31 with the Aston Palicte-Jose “Chiquiro” Martinez Junior Bantamweight Title Eliminator fight, according to the UFC.

“I’ve always been a big fan of Roy Jones Jr. and I’m excited to be in business with him,” said UFC President Dana White in a statement. “Everyone knows I’m looking to get into boxing, and I look forward to the future with Roy and using Fight Pass to live stream these exciting fights to our subscribers.”

Fight Pass is available on personal computers, iOS and Android mobile devices, Apple TV, Xbox One, Xbox 360, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, Roku, Samsung Smart TVs, LG Smart TVs, and Sony TVs with Android TV, according to the UFC. 

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