UFC, the leading global mixed martial arts organization, and MOLA, Indonesia's premier over-the-top entertainment platform, have announced an extended multi-year rights agreement, further strengthening their existing broadcast partnership in Indonesia. This agreement ensures that MOLA will continue to be the exclusive media destination for UFC in the region.
Under this renewed agreement, MOLA will provide comprehensive coverage of all live UFC events, including numbered events and Fight Nights. Fans can also enjoy an extensive lineup of programming, featuring original shows like UFC Countdown, UFC Connected, Road to UFC, as well as a vast library of classic combat sports events, showcasing the most significant fights in UFC history.
In celebration of UFC's 30th anniversary this year, MOLA will additionally air a special primetime broadcast of UFC 290: VOLKANOVSKI vs RODRIGUEZ on terrestrial channel ANTV on Sunday, July 9, starting at 10 p.m. local time.
In 2022, MOLA successfully broadcasted the inaugural season of ROAD TO UFC, a groundbreaking tournament that identifies and nurtures the best MMA prospects in Asia. The opening round of ROAD TO UFC became MOLA's first sports program to reach 1 million viewers, while the final round shattered that record with over 1.2 million video views. Indonesia was well-represented in the tournament, with five athletes participating in Season 1 and four more in Season 2. Jeka Saragih, a Season 1 contestant, made history by becoming the first Indonesian fighter to sign with UFC.
Throughout their partnership, UFC and MOLA have collaborated to expand UFC's presence in Indonesia. UFC launched dedicated Bahasa-language social media accounts on Facebook and Instagram, while MOLA initiated an athlete development program that provides promising Indonesian prospects with advanced training opportunities in the United States