Eleven Sports sees UFC go to BT as talks to avoid closure continue

• Serie A and La Liga could also leave troubled streaming service
• Eleven Sports is owned by Leeds owner Andrea Radrizzani

BT has taken back control of the UK rights for the Ultimate Fighting Championship from beleaguered Eleven Sports, the self-styled “Netflix for sports” controlled by the Leeds United owner, Andrea Radrizzani, which is locked in last-ditch negotiations with key sports rights holders to avoid closure in the UK & Ireland.

The service, which launched less than four months ago, has been desperately attempting to renegotiate rights with its main partners including the UFC, Italy’s Serie A and Spain’s La Liga at reduced prices to avoid pulling the plug on its service.

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