Fight Pass Announcement: 1st Invicta event set for Sept. 6th

 

Today the UFC sent out a letter to the press letting them know that a special press conference would be held on Thursday at 3:00 PM ET.

Las Vegas, Nevada – UFC chief content officer Marshall Zelaznik will make a major announcement concerning UFC Fight Pass, the UFC’s digital streaming service, TOMORROW, Thursday July 10, at 12noon PT/ 3pm ET.

Zelaznik will be joined by other mixed martial arts luminaries on what promises to be a media call crammed with news. 

The Underground will be live on the call and will update this news thread as the information comes in. Check back after 3:00 PM ET for all the updates.

Live Updates:

3:00 Waiting on hold for conference to begin

3:04 Marshall Zelnik announces that Invicta FC will hold it's first event to broad cast on Fight Pass on September 6th.

3:05 All of the Invicta FC library is now available on UFC Fight Pass.

3:06 President of Invicta FC Shannon Knapp announces the full fight card for the event in Kansas City. 

3:08 Atom weight champion Michelle Waterson is on the call and expresses and how excited she is to be a part of the card.

3:09 Knapp was asked how long it took to put together Fight Pass deal with UFC and explained it was standard deal. 

3:11 Marshall Zelnik explained the Fight Pass will be the exclusive streaming partner with Invicta but they are actively looking for world wide distribution and possibly PPV in the future.

3:12 Michelle Waterson was asked if she can expects/hopes to fight in the UFC, but she said she believes Invicta will stand on it's own and she's happy to represent them.

3:14 Shannon Knapp explains that she is hoping to bring in woman early in their careers and build them into stars.

3:15 Marshall Zelnik would not answer the question about the subscribers level, but did express that it continues to grow and exceeded every expectation they had.

3:17 Shannon Knapp revealed that Cris Cyborg will definitely be seen on the new platform, but was unable to reveal when her next fight would be and at what weight.

3:18 Knapp was asked about how the UFC taking their straw weight division to TUF affected them and said it allowed them to bring in a lot of new talent and she was able to fill the division very quickly.

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jefft73 site profile image  

7/11/14 1:13 AM by jefft73

Yes, Netflix works no problem

dubate site profile image  

7/11/14 12:32 AM by dubate

Are you able to stream Netflix on it?

jefft73 site profile image  

7/11/14 12:27 AM by jefft73

Yeah, it started out working fine, now none of the videos work without the tiling, etc. Any tips would be appreciated, I'm not the most technical person.

blitzed840 site profile image  

7/10/14 11:37 PM by blitzed840

Never experienced anything like that on my phone, or computer.

Stigga site profile image  

7/10/14 11:16 PM by Stigga

Lame announcement. When is this coming to Apple TV or Xbox?

jefft73 site profile image  

7/10/14 10:45 PM by jefft73

I keep forgetting to cancel this thing. Every video has vertical lines and tiling for the whole thing. Its unwatchable. The FAQs say its probably my phone. Funny, never had a problem playing any other video on it

BradGluckman site profile image  

7/10/14 6:40 PM by BradGluckman

Yes it would it happens all the time but your a small thinker and in addition you didn't read my entire post and just picked one portion of it guess you don't know how media works

slamming site profile image  

7/10/14 6:33 PM by slamming

No it really means fuckall for the overall quality of the service and would not warrant a special announcement with media conference call.

BradGluckman site profile image  

7/10/14 6:25 PM by BradGluckman

Not anything to laugh about unless you can't see the big picture which is apparent there are tons of possible subscribers that have either an Xbox or Playstation that would subscribe if the service was available on those platforms thus making it big news

gokudamus site profile image  

7/10/14 6:21 PM by gokudamus

wait, so this amazing, groundbreaking announcement is what they already announced a while back? that invicta will be on fightpass?