OKTAGON MMA has announced that fans in the UK now have the opportunity to place bets on Europe’s top MMA promotion through SkyBet.

While UK fans could already place bets through William Hill, adding SkyBet further bolsters the promotion’s UK reach.

This strategic agreement aligns with OKTAGON’s efforts to deepen its involvement with its rapidly expanding UK fanbase. The promotion made its debut on UK soil in November 2023 at the AO Arena in Manchester.

Building on this milestone, OKTAGON returned twice in 2024, first at the Utilita Arena in Newcastle in January, followed by an event at the Resorts World Arena in Birmingham in April.

Insider Sport interviewed OKTAGON CEO Pavol Neruda last year regarding the promotion’s intentions to broaden its presence in the region. At that time, Neruda stated: “Our goal is to establish ourselves as the premier domestic show in the UK and Ireland for the coming year. That’s why we’ve secured venues for additional shows in 2024.”

This interview also followed a deal between OKTAGON and Channel 4, in which Neruda claimed the deal would help the OKTAGON achieve its overarching goal of becoming “the home of MMA in the UK”.

The promotion has revealed that UK fans can make their inaugural bet through SkyBet for the upcoming OKTAGON tournament, which is set to take place at the Fortuna Arena in Prague for OKTAGON 58, with an anticipated audience of 27,000 fans.

Featuring a highly anticipated rematch between Karlos Vemola and Attila Vegh, OKTAGON hopes that the event will encourage fans to make the most of the SkyBet option. 

Commenting on the new deal, Neruda added: “We are really pleased that our fanbase in the UK and Ireland can now engage even further with OKTAGON MMA.

“SkyBet is an extremely well-respected platform, and this exemplifies the growth of OKTAGON MMA in the UK and Ireland, a market where we have dedicated significant effort to expand, and shine a light on up-and-coming MMA talent.”

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