UFC's new digital channel will be called 'UFC Fight Pass'

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

More information on the new UFC digital channel has been released.

The channel, which Dana White said the details would be announced publicly later this week, is called "UFC Fight Pass," with the marketing phrase, "Anytime. Anywhere. Your pass to the UFC."

The cost of the channel will be $9.99 per month.

Several details of the channel have been released in interviews by those in the UFC over the past few weeks. The channel's first live event will be the Jan. 4 show from Singapore, headlined by Tarec Saffiedine (14-3) vs. Hyun Gyu Lim of South Korea (12-3-1), and the UFC debut of 35-year-old Tatsuya Kawajiri (32-7-2), one of the top lightweight stars of the glory days of Japanese MMA, facing Sean Soriano (8-0).

The next two events will be March 1 from Macau, a show as of yet with no matches announced, and a significant event from the O2 Arena in London. That show features Alexander Gustafsson (15-2) vs. Jimi Manuwa (14-0), Ross Pearson (17-6, 1 no contest) vs. Melvin Guillard (48-13-3, 2 no contests) and Ian McCall (12-4-1) vs Brad Pickett (23-8) as the top fights. Gustafsson will earn his second light heavyweight championship fight if he defeats Manuwa.

The show from Singapore, which airs live at 6:30 a.m. Eastern time, as well as all shows, will be available both live and after the show via video-on-demand. The station will air approximately one event per month live, from outside the U.S., as well as air prelim fights that formerly were on Facebook from virtually every event throughout the year.  It will also have archival footage and special programming.

The web link doesn't allow one to subscribe yet, since the channel hasn't launched. But the page lists exclusive live events, event replays, UFC fight libraries (including UFC, Pride, WEC, Strikeforce and others), Television shows (listing UFC Unleashed, Best of Pride and The Ultimate Fighter) and original content (listed as special features, in-depth interviews and up-to-the-minute reports from events around the globe).

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