Setanta had been the broadcaster of UFC(R) live events and programming since January 2008.
UFC UK Division President Marshall Zelaznik said: “It was with great regret that the UFC ended its relationship with Setanta. Over the last two years, Setanta has helped the UFC become the biggest indoor sporting event in the British Isles.
“They were the right partner for us at the right time as we continued to build the sport of mixed martial arts and our brand.
“Throughout the last few weeks we have been kept informed of the situation at Setanta and therefore we are in a position to ensure our UK and Eire fans will not miss any of this summer’s huge UFC events, commencing with UFC 100 in July.
“We will be announcing the new home of UFC shortly but assure our fans they won’t miss any of the upcoming super-fights.”
And Zelaznik added: “And on behalf of the UFC I want to wish the team at Setanta all the strength to get through what must be very difficult times. We have worked very closely with the entire Setanta team over the past years and wish them the best of luck in the future.”
[Pictured: Marshall Zelaznik]