UFC 140 Sees Debut of UFC on XBOX PPVs

In June of this year, UFC President announced at E3 (Electronic Entertainment Expo) that UFC parent company ZUFFA finalized a deal that would be bringing UFC PPVs to the Xbox Live service, their subscription-based gaming and digital media service. The deal would impact over 35 million gamers around the world.

On Friday, word was spread as to when we can expect to see this unique partnership begin with UFC 140: Jones vs. Machida. The event takes place at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada and will feature the second UFC Light Heavyweight title defense of Jon Jones against former champion Lyoto “The Dragon” Machida.

For Xbox users with the Xbox Live service, here is what the plan has to offer:

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.

Honestly, the “control the action with Kinect” option sounds like something out of Minority Report.

I’m in.

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Source: MMA Mania