FanDuel TV has partnered with ONE Championship to expand its slate of martial arts programming on its various streaming platforms. This is another way to introduce emerging sports to fans of sports betting in Iowa and across the nation.
Starting Jan. 20, viewers and martial arts fans will be able to see the latest stars of ONE Championship compete each week. It is the first time FanDuel TV has brought martial arts in front of its growing fan base.
The addition of ONE Championship events to FanDuel broadcast platforms will enhance its sportsbook appeal to Iowa sports bettors. CCO Mike Raffensperger of FanDuel said:
“We’re eager to continue expanding the variety of content we’re offering at FanDuel TV to introduce our audience to emerging sports. We’ve long respected the content the ONE Championship team is producing and are looking forward to bringing their action to our audience through FanDuel TV and FanDuel+.”
Based on October sports betting numbers in Iowa, FanDuel is the second most popular online sportsbook used in the state. Iowa residents put up $238 million in sports bets. DraftKings is the most popular Iowa sportsbook, with an online handle of $78.4 million, with FanDuel Iowa charting $50.1 million.
What is FanDuel TV and where can I watch martial arts?
FanDuel TV is the perfect blend of betting information, sporting events and expert analysis. The channel already boasts a loaded line-up of original programming, including:
- Kay Adams morning show Up & Adams
- NBA-focused Run It Back with Michelle Beadle
- Syndicated content from sports commentator Pat McAfee and sports website The Ringer
FanDuel TV is also airing international basketball league games from Australia, China, France and Germany through a licensing partnership with Sportradar.
The channel is available through:
- Comcast Xfinity
- Verizon FIOS
- Cox Communications
The next tier is FanDuel+ which you can download on your Roku, Amazon Fire and Apple TV devices. It’s free with a FanDuel account.
More about ONE Championship events
ONE Championship bills itself as the largest martial arts organization in the world. They feature athletes from over 80 countries competing in MMA events, Muay Thai, kickboxing and submission grappling.
It recognizes 13 world champions at different weight classes and various disciplines. ONE Championship chairman and CEO Chatri Sityodtong said:
“We are thrilled to join the FanDuel TV line-up and give our passionate US audience another way to engage with ONE Championship. Having a quality partner in FanDuel will help raise the profile of our company in the region and provide their viewers with action-packed martial arts events like they have never seen before.”
ONE 164 featured the five-round battle for the strawweight world title between Josh Pacio and Jarred Brooks. This was the first ONE martial arts championship broadcast on FanDuel TV.
Fans saw Brooks with a unanimous decision after five hot rounds, taking the title of Pacio after a three-year reign.