The app allows XBL members to watch pay-per-view events (after paying, of course), control playback with Kinect, and (for Gold members) communicate with other viewers on your friends list to make predictions about the outcomes of fights, even "competing" to top the watching-UFC leaderboards.
After downloading the app, you'll have ten days to get a party together to watch UFC 141: Lesnar vs. Overeem. And in the run-up to that smash-up, Xbox Live Gold users can watch the weigh-in and other related videos either live or through the app's "on-demand library."
Update: Microsoft told us that all XBL users can watch pay-per-view videos. Gold membership is required for live pre-fight and other supplementary videos, "Fight Picks," and the Interactive Fight Card.
UFC on Xbox LIVE is the ultimate fight center for Pay-Per-View events, on-demand content, pre-event videos, fight prediction games, and more
On Dec. 20, Xbox will become the ultimate place to watch live UFC Pay-Per-View events with the launch of UFC® on Xbox LIVE®. With access to live event videos and a catalog of videos on demand, an interactive fight card, a fight prediction game with friend leaderboards, and Pay-Per-View events in stunning HD all together in one place, the energy of the Octagon® comes right into your living room.
UFC on Xbox LIVE provides UFC content available in one comprehensive hub on your TV, including:
· Live and On Demand Video – Event previews, Countdown to UFC, Press Conferences, Weigh-Ins, Interviews, Workouts, and more, together for the first time on your big screen.
· Streaming High Definition –UFC fans demand stunning High Definition viewing, and UFC on Xbox LIVE provides the highest quality streaming HD to the big screen.
· Easy Pay-Per-View –The biggest Pay-Per-View fights available to all Xbox LIVE members in standard HD and SD pricing options. Purchase directly with the credit card associated with your Xbox LIVE account – no Microsoft Points required.
· Interactive Fight Card with Fight Picks – Size up the fighters with the tale of the tape, and view their past fight results. Make your Fight Picks, predict specific fight outcomes, and compete with your friends. And with the live leaderboard and leaderboard alerts tracking the results, you will always know where you stand. Access leaderboards and Fight Picks features in split screen, 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 through the body and voice-controlled power of Kinect.
Check out the latest sizzle reel for UFC on Xbox LIVE that shows the app in action, and see what the UFC's biggest superstars, including Jason "Mayhem" Miller, Forrest Griffin, Rashad Evans, Pat Barry and even UFC President Dana White, are saying about UFC on Xbox LIVE. To watch the sizzle reel, please visit: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EACjfbrn8Ns
To celebrate the launch, UFC on Xbox LIVE will present UFC® 141: LESNAR vs. OVEREEM on Dec. 30 in Pay-Per-View. Xbox LIVE Gold Members who download the application will be able to make predictions and get pumped up for the fight by watching the weigh-in, pre-fight press conferences and other related videos live or via the on-demand library. *
UFC on Xbox LIVE is your ultimate fight center! With access to live event videos and a catalog of videos on demand, an interactive fight card, and Pay-Per-View events in stunning HD all together in one place, UFC on Xbox LIVE brings the world's fastest growing sport to fans, just the way they want it.
*Pay-Per-View events sold separately. Xbox LIVE Gold Membership required for video content and other premium features. Kinect for Xbox 360 required for voice and gesture controls