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"Strikeforce: All Access" Available For This Weekend’s Fights

Showtime has just announced that “Strikeforce: All Access” coverage for Saturday’s “Carano vs. Cyborg” show offers the user-controlled online streaming option to Brazil, Japan and countries in Europe.

“August 15 is going to be a historic night for MMA,” Showtime Senior Vice President and General Manager Ken Hershman stated. “With three Strikeforce championships on the line and a marquee event featuring the top two female fighters on the planet, fans will want an immersive viewing experience. For U.S. subscribers, couple the ‘All Access’ online offering with the live program on Showtime, and fans will have a whole new way to enjoy the fights.”

The event takes place at the HP Pavilion in San Jose, California with a championship headliner of Gina Carano vs. Cris “Cyborg” Santos, compliments existing availability in U.S. and Canada.

“Strikeforce: All Access,” available simultaneously with Showtime’s live broadcast of the event (10:30 p.m. ET), debuted in April and allows fans to be their own directors and toggle among five live cameras with full pause and rewind capabilities.

The service, which costs $24.95 per event, also allows uses access to the “CageCam,” a small and high-quality camera worn by the referee that takes viewers inside the cage during the fights.

Pre-ordering begins tomorrow (Wednesday, Aug. 12), and buyers can replay the event until Aug. 20.