The UFC held a press conference on Saturday afternoon and announced that the promotion has obtained the rights to the fight archives of eight more mixed martial arts promotions for Fight Pass.
UFC Chief Content Officer Marshall Zelaznik announced the additions to the promotions digital service at a press conference coming from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
The eight promotions that will be added to the fight archieves are Cage Rage (UK), Extreme Challenge MMA (US), XFO (US), UCMMA (UK), Hook N Shoot (US), TKO (Canada), King of the Cage (US), and Pancrase (Japan).
“For FIGHT PASS, the prognosis is nothing but blue skies,” Zelaznik said. “We had very aggressive expectations about FIGHT PASS as we modeled it out before we launched it and we’ve exceeded even the most aggressive goals that we set. We know we’ve got a product that people like and we have a great team that’s helping to support that within the company. This has become a passion project for a lot of people, so FIGHT PASS is in good hands with the group that is operating it, and it’s going to be here for a long, long time.”
With the additional content being added, people may wonder if the monthly price of the digital streaming service will increase. According to Zelaznik, they do not have any plans to raise the cost of the service and they are just looking to add more value to the product.
A video replay of today’s press conference where Zelaznik made the announcement is below and includes the media asking questions about when Fight Pass could be added to such devices as XBox and Playstation.