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UFC Hires TV Production Execs Portley, Candito From ESPN
Published January 18, 2012
Portley, who will be based in L.A., was the coordinating producer behind the launch of "MMA Live," which started as an ESPN.com show and graduated to ESPN2 last year. He was responsible for all cross platform original content and sales integration at ESPN Deportes. Candito, who was at ESPN for five years, also was a producer on "MMA Live." He will be based at UFC's Las Vegas HQs. UFC is expected to account for about one-quarter of the programming on Fuel TV this year, network execs have said.