Article

UFC® available on Roku starting with UFC 114

For the first time ever, just as UFC® light heavyweight rivals Rampage Jackson and Rashad Evans enter the Octagon™ and touch gloves, Roku users all over the country will be able to see what happens next and who emerges the winner of this ultimate grudge-match live on TV via their Roku streaming video player.

Las Vegas, NV (USA) – For the first time ever, just as UFC® light heavyweight rivals Rampage Jackson and Rashad Evans enter the Octagon™ and touch gloves, Roku users all over the country will be able to see what happens next and who emerges the winner of this ultimate grudge-match live on TV via their Roku streaming video player.

The world’s largest live Pay-Per-View event content provider, the Ultimate Fighting Championship®, and Roku, Inc. today announced a multi-year deal to feature all major UFC events on Roku, starting with UFC 114: Rampage vs. Evans taking place Saturday, May 29 live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena.

“We are always looking at the latest technology and the newest ways to bring the UFC experience to our fans,” said Dana White, UFC President.  “Roku is another way for fans to get more UFC and watch all of the UFC events live and in HD, starting with UFC 114 on Saturday, May 29th.”

“The Roku player is capable of delivering amazing live events, in HD, on the TV. We are excited to be UFC’s lead partner in bringing the total UFC experience – from live events and classic fights to insider previews, countdowns, and training coverage – to fans everywhere, whenever they want it,” said Anthony Wood, founder and CEO of Roku, Inc. “The new UFC channel joins a growing list of major streaming content services for the TV that started first on Roku, including Netflix, MLB.TV, and Amazon Video On Demand – further strengthening our position as the leader in delivery of premium streaming content.”

In addition to UFC 114 and future live fights, Roku users will also have access to the UFC® Vault™, the world’s largest collection of archived fights, as well as live access to UFC pre-fight events including the official weigh-ins, and pre-and-post fight press conferences, hosted by White.

First introduced in May 2008 as the original Netflix player, the affordable Roku streaming player is a little box that allows you to instantly stream tons of entertainment on your TV—without a PC. Roku’s rapidly expanding library of instant entertainment includes over 50,000 movies and TV shows, live sporting events, music, and more. Roku players start at just $79.99 for the standard definition model and $99.99 for the HD model. For more information on Roku and the UFC channel, visit http://www.roku.com/ufc. 
 

Sunday, October 26
3PM
NZST
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Media

Recent
UFC 179 weigh-in at the MaracanaŐÉzinho Gymnasium on October 24, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photos by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)
24/10/2014
Catch up with featherweight contender Conor McGregor on the beaches of Brazil and UFC 179 stars Jose Aldo, Chad Mendes, Phil Davis and Glover Teixeira in the days leading up to their bouts in an all-new episode of UFC Embedded.
24/10/2014
Megan Olivi sits down with UFC light heavyweight Phil Davis for an extended interview. Hear Davis discuss life growing up, his famous pink shorts and his bout against Glover Teixeira at UFC 179.
24/10/2014
Fan favorite Conor McGregor meets with the media following his UFC 179 Q&A in Brazil
24/10/2014