We touched on this topic at Christmastime, albeit briefly.
Now, with a lull in the MMA calendar (and it will pick up again starting next week with LFA 80 and UFC 246,) it’s time for us to dive in deeper on the topic at hand.
Back in December, UFC Fight Pass, a subscription-based streaming property which celebrates its sixth anniversary online in 2020, received a major overhaul.
Fight Pass unveiled its new layout on Dec. 5—more than a year removed from the main UFC website receiving an overhaul and new layout of its own.
To coincide with the updated layout of ufcfightpass.com, the UFC mobile app was also updated around the same time.
The Ultimate Fighting Championship put out a press release last month, touting Fight Pass’ new layout and features yet to come.
Among the new features:
- Events streaming on UFC Fight Pass will now be shown in full HD resolution of 1080p
- UFC Fight Pass subscribers who watch on computers can now watch ongoing events concurrently on fight nights where several promotions are running events on Fight Pass simultaneously
*Also applicable to the 24/7 channel on nights with one promotion running an event*
- Subscribers will be able to download archived fights for later viewing—these downloaded fights can also be viewed offline
- UFC events will now be streamed on Fight Pass with alternate feeds for other languages.
All UFC events are aired/streamed on ESPN’s properties inside the United States.
I’ve been watching events and programming on the new-look UFC Fight Pass and I have to say that it looks great.
This new UFC Fight Pass layout is sleek and pleasing to the eye.
Even when you’re watching the Fight Pass stream on a computer in default, it’s already set to theater mode, enabling you to watch in widescreen.
Just from that alone, you can tell that this layout was designed with today’s laptops and computer monitors in mind.
It’s a big win for subscribers, particularly those who have bought a laptop or desktop within the past few years.
Secondly, the ability to watch multiple streams/ events concurrently is also a win for Fight Pass users.
Throughout the year, there will be some evenings where UFC Fight Pass will present more than one MMA event, in some cases at the same time.
This functionality allows you, the viewer, to go back and forth between fights.
In essence, this is every MMA fan’s dream realized.
Another big win for subscribers, and for my money, the No. 1 takeaway from the new layout, has to be the functionality to download past fights and later watch them even without being online.
Think about it: There will be nights where your Internet won’t work for whatever reason. Aside from using your data on your phone and watching TV, there isn’t much you can do.
If you download some fights from Fight Pass and watch them on your computer, boom, your night is saved from becoming a tedious evening where you’re staring at your ceiling.
One last piece of advice:
If you have yet to subscribe to UFC Fight Pass, what’s stopping you?
Go to www.ufcfightpass.com right now and sign up.
Upon your subscription going live, you’ll receive a week’s free trial to watch current and archival MMA cards and/or fights.
Believe me when I tell you, it’s worth it—even more so now with this new layout.
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