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Aaron Bronsteter Joins Sportsnet to Lead Knockout UFC Coverage Across All Platforms

– UFC 297: Strickland vs. Du Plessis Pay-Per-View available on Sportsnet+ –
– Sportsnet is Canada’s English-language home for UFC Fight Night: Ankalaev vs Walker 2 –

January 9, 2023 – The UFC has officially returned home to Sportsnet with hundreds of hours of content and programming airing across all platforms, including Sportsnet+. On Saturday, Jan. 20 the UFC makes it’s long-anticipated return to Toronto with UFC 297: Strickland vs. Du Plessis at Scotiabank Arena, and fight fans can watch the prelims on Sportsnet 360 and Sportsnet+, with the main card Pay-Per-View also available to order on Sportsnet+ by visiting

Headlining UFC on Sportsnet coverage is the newest addition to Sportsnet’s all-star roster of expert insiders and fan-favourite personalities, MMA Reporter Aaron Bronsteter. Bronsteter originally began his career 18 years ago as an intern with Sportsnet The FAN 590, and now returns to Sportsnet as one of the most well-known and respected journalists in mixed martial arts. Recently nominated for Mixed Martial Arts Journalist of the Year for the second consecutive year at the World MMA Awards, and the only nominee covering the sport for an outlet based outside of the United States, Bronsteter holds a strong rapport with fighters across the globe, putting him at the forefront of MMA reporting.

“I am thrilled to see my career come full circle by joining the incredible team at Sportsnet after starting in sports media here as an intern 18 years ago,” said Bronsteter. “It has long been my belief that mixed martial arts has the potential to become the most popular sport in Canada, and with the support of my talented Sportsnet teammates, I aim to see that through.”

Fans can expect to see Bronsteter across all UFC on Sportsnet platforms, starting with extensive Fight Week coverage leading into UFC Fight Night: Ankalaev vs Walker 2 on Saturday, Jan. 13 on Sportsnet 360 and Sportsnet+, starting with prelims at 5 p.m. ET/2 p.m. PT. Other UFC on Sportsnet programming includes:

  • Historic UFC Main Event bouts, including Holloway vs Volkanovski
  • The Ultimate Fighter
  • Dana White’s Contender Series
  • UFC Countdown
  • UFC Reloaded
  • UFC Unleashed
  • UFC Ultimate Knockouts
  • UFC Fight Flashback

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