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NEW DELHI: Sports league Matrix Fight Night which televises mixed martial arts (MMA) has signed up with Disney+ Hotstar to stream its 10th edition set to take place later this year. It will also stream the previous editions of the MMA event starting from MFN 7, which was held in Hyderabad in December 2021 the eighth and ninth editions that took place in New Delhi this year.

Ayesha Shroff, founder of MFN, said, “We are thrilled to be associated with them and look forward to a great and mutually beneficial collaboration." 

The event is also backed by Bollywood actor Tiger Shroff.

“Since its inception in 2019, it has held nine shows across India and the UAE. The shows have garnered much attention among MMA fans in India, with fighters like Jojo Rajkumari from Manipur and Shyamanand from Bihar becoming overnight viral sensations," said Alan Fenandes, CEO of the MMA event. 

India’s sports media and sponsorship industry reached about 95 billion in FY20 but will be growing at a slower pace to reach 150 billion by 2024, according to a report by sports-related employment agency Sporjo and FICCI, the industry grew at a CAGR of 14% till 2020.

According to Marketwatch.com, the global mixed martial arts equipment market size stood at about $1139.8 million in 2021. It is expected to grow at a CAGR of 4.5% by 2028.


Varuni Khosla

Varuni Khosla is a journalist with close to 14 years of experience in writing business news stories for mainstream newspaper companies like Mint and The Economic Times. She reports and writes on luxury and lifestyle brands, hospitality and tourism news, the business of sports, the business of advertising and marketing and alcohol brands.
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