Meatball Molly: BT Sport Films charts the rise of MMA trailblazer Molly McCann to becoming England's first female UFC winner

The Film documents McCann’s life and career from Liverpool to Las Vegas with never-before-seen footage and interviews bringing to life her incredible story.

Published: 23 February 2022 - 9.56am
BT Sport Films presents Meatball Molly

BT Sport will premiere Meatball Molly, the latest documentary from BT Sport Films, on BT Sport 2HD on Tuesday 15 March at 10.30pm.

Meatball Molly tells the incredible story of Molly McCann, from troubled beginnings on Merseyside, to becoming the first English female fighter to win in the UFC.

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The film examines the highs and lows of McCann’s career and how, after overcoming battles with mental health and long periods of self-doubt, she has risen to become one of the most exciting MMA fighters on the circuit.

The premiere will build up to BT Sport's live broadcast of UFC Fight Night: Volkov vs Aspinall, where McCann will feature on the London card, on Saturday 19 March.

The film features never-before-seen interviews.
The film features never-before-seen interviews.

Meatball Molly features interviews with close friends and relatives, taking an intimate look at McCann's life away from the Octagon and how adversity has shaped her into the athlete she's become today.

Fresh from a Fight of the Night performance in Las Vegas in September, McCann is pushing to become the first female athlete from the UK to challenge for a UFC world title.

The film features exclusive behind-the-scenes footage of some of her biggest UFC fights, including her debut loss at UFC Liverpool at the Echo Arena, fans will see what it truly takes to get to the top: this is Molly’s story.

Underestimate her at your peril.

Molly McCann is one of the most exciting fighters in the UFC.
Molly McCann is one of the most exciting fighters in the UFC.

Sally Brown, BT Sport Films Executive Producer and Commissioning Editor, said: "Meatball Molly takes the viewer on an evocative journey of an incredibly strong and inspirational sportswoman, highlighting the passion, dedication and commitment it requires to make it in professional sport.

"We are proud to be able share Molly’s story and we hope it will serve as inspiration for the next generation of female athletes."

Meatball Molly will premiere on BT Sport 2HD on Tuesday 15 March at 10.30pm and will be available to watch on demand via the BT Sport App and BTSport.com.