Lifestyle REBEL Fighting Championship breaks viewership record with the latest event

REBEL Fighting Championship breaks viewership record with the latest event

The viewership figure was 29 per cent higher than 2018 with an average viewership of 13 million across broadcast and online media

Author

Date

Category

- Advertisement -
REBEL Fighting Championship (REBEL FC), Singapore’s leading Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) entertainment company, generated a viewership of 18.7 million (from online media alone) for REBEL FC 9 — Return of the Champion, in Shanghai, China.
The viewership figure was 29 per cent higher than 2018 (average viewership of 13 million across broadcast and online media from REBEL FC’s two events last year) and saw the broadcast of the fight live on Yizhibo, PP Sports, QiE Live, iQiyi and Baidu Sports.
Wang Sai of China was crowned the inaugural REBEL FC Middleweight (84kg) champion after an emphatic win over America’s Phil ‘New York Bad Ass’ Baroni.
The event also has a new Bantamweight (61kg) champion when Wang Shuo of China beat defending REBEL FC Bantamweight champion, Shuhei Sakano of Japan.
“Wang Shuo is the top-ranked China Pro Bantamweight and Wang Sai the second ranked China Pro Middleweight.  Our ability to groom budding MMA talent as well as attract top, established MMA superstars in China is in line with REBEL FC’s philosophy of developing and promoting top Chinese MMA stars as well as bring the sport into the mainstream in China.
“The terrific support at the stadium for our Chinese MMA athletes and the significant increase in viewership compared to last year in REBEL FC 9 — Return of the Champion is very encouraging,” says Justin Leong, CEO of REBEL FC.
He says the viewership increase bodes well for the brand in China because it shows the tremendous potential REBEL FC can accomplish in the digital domain which has largely replaced traditional broadcast TV and satellite media in China.
These latest figures and TV deals is a good sign for REBEL FC’s pending IPO on the NASDAQ within the next six months and its MMA reality show that is scheduled to be produced in 2020.-/TISG

Follow us on Social Media

Send in your scoops to news@theindependent.sg 

No tags for this post.
- Advertisement -

Viral video: 4 cyclists disregard traffic rules and turn on red light along Keppel Rd

Singapore – Video footage of cyclists blatantly disregarding the red light at a junction and turning towards Anson Road is circulating online, sparking yet another call from members of the public for stricter measures against reckless road users. On Wednesday (May 5),...

Travellers already in quarantine express dismay over 7-day SHN extension

Singapore—The Ministry of Health (MOH) announced new restrictions on travellers from high-risk countries on Tuesday (May 4).  All travellers coming from these countries are now subject to 21-day Stay-Home Notice (SHN) at dedicated SHN facilities. The 21-day SHN now applies to travellers...

Workers’ Party to continue with face-to-face MPS, but suspends house visits

Singapore—The Workers’ Party (WP) announced on Tuesday (May 4) that its Members of Parliament will be continuing face-to-face meet-the-people sessions (MPS). This is to accommodate elderly citizens and residents who are unable to connect online, the party said in a statement in...
Follow us on Social Media

Send in your scoops to news@theindependent.sg 

No tags for this post.
Theindependent