Do you want to watch one of the most eagerly anticipated MMA events of the year for free?
Well if you’ve got access to an XBox 360 then you’re in luck as it’s just been announced that the UFC 141: Lesnar Vs Overeem show will be airing via their newly launched UFC app.
All you have to do is log in to Xbox Live and download the UFC app…that’s it!
You’ll then have access to the full event on Friday, December 30th which is headlined by a titanic heavyweight showdown between Brock Lesnar and Alistair Overeem with a probably ‘Fight Of The Night’ clash between Nate Diaz and Donald Cerrone occupying the co-main event berth.
It’s a bold move by the UFC as Lesnar is the promotion’s biggest pay-per-view draw, regularly able to pull in excess of one million viewers. Though they may take a hit on the numbers as a result of this it will certainly spread awareness of the new service on Xbox 360 fast and that may should pay dividends in the future.
In addition to allowing fans to buy and view UFC events live from this point forward the app also gives access to other UFC content and allows users to make your picks for the fights and share them with your friends.
Unfortunately it’s emerged that this was a limited offer with only the first 25,000 people having access to the free content. You can still watch it on Xbox Live, but you’ll now have to pay the standard pay-per-view rate I’m afraid.
Looks like those who missed out will be getting a second chance. Just follow the twitter account below to be updated when it happens…
“Due to overwhelming demand, additional free Pay-Per-Views for UFC 141 will be released prior to the event. Keep following for more details.” – @UFConXboxLIVE
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