Anytime. Anywhere. Your Pass to the UFC.
This is the headline for the UFC’s digital network.
The UFC has made the biggest push of its 20 year lifespan to expand their reach around the globe. With that come a differentiating set of standards and circumstances for each country that the promotion visits.
To combat these variations the UFC will unveil ‘UFC Fight Pass’. There has long been rumors and speculation swirling on what exactly this network will offer to fans.
The pass will cost $9.99 and include live events, The Ultimate Fighter, UFC Unleashed, Best of Pride, original programming and access to past fights. The program is not yet available.
Twitter user @rossfinkelstein tweeted out the above screenshot of the digital network’s site.
The network will premiere for the UFC Fight Night 34 in Singapore on January 4th. In the United States the event airs at 6:30 a.m. ET/3:30 a.m. PT allowing American viewers to watch the event either live or at least earlier than the tape-delay broadcast.
MMAJunkie recently spoke to UFC president Dana White on why these program makes sense for fans foreign to the event’s location:
“People don’t understand … the fights that we do in China are for China,” White said. “The fights we do in Europe are going to be for Europe. But with this new digital network that we’re launching, people who are hardcore fans and want to watch the fights will be able to. It’s a completely new experience because what it’s going to be based around is live fights. Obviously, you’re going to have access to the library and lots of other programming that’s going to be on the network, but there’s going to be a ridiculous amount of live fights.”
Each event will air at normal times for the United States but the UFC Fight Pass will bypass the waiting game when an event airs outside the country in which the event is held.
The rest of the details surrounding the UFC Fight Pass will be unveiled at a media event before this Saturday’s UFC 168 event on December 28.