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Roy Jones Jr. Boxing to debut on UFC Fight Pass Jan. 31

3 year deal kicks off with event Jan. 31 in Alpine, California

UFC Fight Pass announced on Dec. 28 a three year deal with Roy Jones Jr. Boxing (RJJ Boxing) to steam boxing events on the service, starting with an event Jan. 31 in California.

Roy Jones Jr. (66-9-0, 47 KOs), a retired 4-division boxing champion and former HBO boxing analyst, founded RJJ Boxing in 2013 with partner Keith Veltre. His last fight was streamed on UFC Fight Pass, a 10-round unanimous decision win over Scott Sigmon.

The deal allows up to 72 events to be stream on UFC Fight Pass.

“I was elated when my partner, Keith Veltre, told me he had started talking with UFC,” Jones said in a press release. “This is just the beginning stages of a long, lucrative partnership between these two brands.”

”Roy Jones Jr. Boxing Promotions will give us competitive, compelling fights to stream to our FIGHT PASS subscribers around the world,” added UFC president Dana White. “This agreement allows us to enhance our roster of combat sports while partnering with one of the legendary fighters of all time.”

No.2 Aston Palicte (24-2-1, 20 KOs) will face No. 4 Jose Martinez (20-0-2, 13 KOs) in a WBO junior bantamweight title eliminator at the Viejas Casino & Resort in Alpine, California.

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Kenai is a former Postmedia Network news and sports editor. He is the Editor-in-Chief for MMA Crossfire.

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