UFC leaders Dana White, Lorenzo Fertitta and Marshall Zelaznik announced “UFC Fight Pass” with an announcement prior UFC 168 Saturday in Las Vegas.
The digital platform, which can be viewed for free until March 1, will carry a monthly service charge of $9.99 after that time.
Along with over 150 live fights, the pass will also feature previous bouts from promotions like PRIDE, Strikeforce, WEC, Affliction and others.
The international Ultimate Fighter seasons will air on UFC Fight Pass, as White stated, “The only place people will be able to watch Chael (Sonnen) vs. Wanderlei (Silva) from Brazil is on this channel.” Those two will coach the third season of TUF: Brazil in 2014.
The first live event will go down January 4 from Singapore with UFC Fight Night: Saffiedine vs. Lim.
A quick look at the site currently shows the ability to see Randy Couture vs. Chuck Liddell from UFC 43, Couture vs. Tito Ortiz from UFC 44 and Anderson Silva vs. Forrest Griffin at UFC 101.
“We’re very excited to announce this unique subscription service for our great fans. As the demand for live UFC events around the world continues to increase, we’ve responded by planning more big shows in international markets in local prime time. In 2014, there are going to be more international events than ever before – but we wanted to make sure that fans around the world could see these fights too,” White said. “The UFC has always been ahead of the game when it comes to new media and new technology. We are putting together some sick cards in international markets and with UFC Fight Pass fans never have to miss a single UFC event, no matter where in the world the fights are taking place.”