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Combate announces deal to broadcast Mayweather vs. McGregor pay-per-view in Brazil

Floyd Mayweather, Conor McGregor Esther Lin, Showtime

Brazilian fans will have a chance to watch Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor meet inside the ring on Aug. 26 in Las Vegas, as the mega event will air live on pay-per-view through Combate in the country. The network announced the deal on Friday. UOL first reported the news.

Mayweather fights usually air on cable channel SporTV in Brazil, except for his highly anticipated clash with Manny Pacquiao in 2015, which aired on pay-per-view on Combate. Both channels are owned by Globo.

Combate airs every UFC event live in Brazil on pay-per-view, even the Fight Night and Fight Pass cards, but in a different system. For R$ 74,90 (24 dollars) a month, fans can watch every UFC card, and several other Brazilian shows. Those subscribers (more than 300,000, sources say) won’t have to pay more to watch Mayweather-McGregor.

Fans also have the option to purchase a single event without subscribing to the channel, but a separate card usually costs more than the monthly subscription fee. Combate has yet to announce the separate pay-per-view price for Mayweather-McGregor.

According to a report by UOL, Combate executives expects to sell 25-30,000 pay-per-views for Mayweather-McGregor (not including their hundreds of thousands of subscribers). Mayweather-Pacquiao sold 16,500 pay-per-views in 2015, the report says.

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