The UFC made an unexpected showing at this year's Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), when UFC President Dana White announced the promotion's new mega-partnership with Microsoft and debuted the above trailer for an upcoming service dubbed "UFC Live." Little has been heard about the service since then, until now.
The UFC's newest digital foray will be accessible through gamers' Xbox 360 consoles via the monthly subscription service Xbox Live. As of Friday, "UFC Live" has been tapped to debut on December 10th for UFC 140, as Jon Jones defends his light heavyweight belt against Lyoto Machida in Toronto, Canada. Here are some of the features fans can expect, detailed from the official press release.
Live and On-Demand Video: Event previews, UFC Countdown, press conferences, weigh-ins, interviews, workouts, highlights, and more, together for the first time on your big screen.
Streaming HD Quality in 720p: UFC fans demand stunning HD viewing, and Xbox LIVE brings the most premium streaming HD to the big screen.
Pay-Per-View with Ease: The biggest pay-per-view fights available to all Xbox LIVE members in HD and SD pricing options. Purchase directly with your credit card, Microsoft Points not required.
Interactive Fight Card with Predictions: Size up the fighters with the tale of the tape and view their past fight results. Predict upcoming fights, compare results with friends for points and bragging rights, and see where you stand against them on the leaderboard, all accessible while watching the fight so you'll never have to leave the excitement of the Octagon.
Control the action with Kinect: Focus on the fight instead of looking for the remote. Navigate through the video content, bring up the Interactive Fight Card, or play, pause, and rewind that big punch, kick or submission...all with the magic of Kinect.