UFC Expected To Announce $4 Billion Sale Monday: Reports

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The Ultimate Fighting Championship is expected to announce as soon as Monday a $4 billion deal to sell itself to a consortium of private-equity investors led by Silver Lake and Kolhberg Kravis Roberts, media outlets including The New York Times and Fox Sports reported. Michael Dell is reportedly among the new group of owners. The UFC had denied rumors weeks ago that a sale was pending, as reported by FLO Combat. The sale of the fighting promotion company will bring a windfall to majority owners and brothers Lorenzo and Frank Fertitta, who bought it for around $2 million in 2001.

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