UFC Fight Pass

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UFC Fight Pass
UFC Fight Pass Logo.svg
LaunchedDecember 28, 2013 (2013-12-28)
Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and United States[1]
March 6, 2014 (2014-03-06)
174 countries and territories.[2]
Owned byUltimate Fighting Championship
Picture format720p, 4K for UFC 200[3]
LanguageEnglish
Broadcast areaMost countries worldwide, except for Brazil and Latin America.[4]
HeadquartersLas Vegas, Nevada, U.S.
Websiteufc.tv/page/fightpass

UFC Fight Pass is a subscription-based video streaming service owned by the mixed martial arts promotion Ultimate Fighting Championship. The UFC Fight Pass showcases live UFC, MMA, submission grappling, kickboxing, boxing and Thai boxing events plus a 24-hour linear streaming channel and on-demand programming from a library of over 20,000 fights from over 35 promotions. Fight Pass launched in December 2013 with UFC president Dana White saying it would become "Netflix for fight fans."

In March 2014 the libraries of PRIDE FC, WEC, Strikeforce, Affliction, WFA and EliteXC were added to the FIGHT PASS Library. In September 2014 Invicta FC began live-streaming events on Fight Pass and over the next three years over a dozen promotions from MMA, kickboxing, grappling and boxing have live-steamed events on the Fight Pass service. [5] [6]

UFC Fight Pass claims to have over 20,000 historical fights from over 35 promotions available 24-7, including the libraries of PRIDE FC, WEC, Strikeforce, Affliction, WFA and EliteXC, Invicta FC, King of the Cage, Pancrase, Shooto and UCMMA [7]

As of 2016, viewers worldwide can access live UFC fights and fight replays on their subscription network UFC Fight Pass at a cost of US$7.99–9.99 per month via devices like Apple TV, iPhone, Android, Xbox, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, and Chromecast[8].

In addition to streaming live UFC fights, Fight Pass streams MMA content from Cage Warriors (U.K. promotion), Pancrase (Japanese promotion), TKO (Canadian promotion), Invicta FC, Cage Fury Fighting Championships, Alaska Fighting Championship, Island Fights, Titan FC and more. Fight Pass also stream live events from other combat sports such as Glory Kickboxing, Karate Combat, Friday Night Fights Thaiboxing, QUINTET (grappling), Eddie Bravo Invitational (grappling) and Polaris (grappling).

Although subscription sites experience quite a bit of what is known in the industry as "churn" (constant fluctuations in the number of total subscribers), UFC Fight Pass is believed to have approximately 450,000 subscribers globally.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "UFC Launches UFC Fight Pass". Retrieved 20 July 2018.
  2. ^ Helwani, Ariel (7 March 2014). "UFC Fight Pass expands its reach". MMA Fighting. Retrieved 10 July 2016.
  3. ^ "UFC.TV - Watch LIVE and on-demand UFC PPV events now". www.ufc.tv. Retrieved 20 July 2018.
  4. ^ "UFC ® - Ultimate Fighting Championship". www.ufc.com. Retrieved 20 July 2018.
  5. ^ "Invicta FC partners with UFC Fight Pass for future broadcasts, library content". 6 June 2014. Retrieved 20 July 2018.
  6. ^ "UFC inks deal to stream GLORY, EBI & K-1 library". Retrieved 20 July 2018.
  7. ^ "UFC ® - Ultimate Fighting Championship". www.ufc.com. Retrieved 20 July 2018.
  8. ^ "UFC ® - Ultimate Fighting Championship".
  9. ^ "Superagents Patrick Whitesell And Ari Emanuel Are Building The Future Of Hollywood". FastCompany.com. 11 November 2016. Retrieved 19 June 2017.

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