If you would have told me that I would be waking up at 6am on a Saturday to watch a UFC fight card populated with a bunch of fighters that I have never heard of before I would have said you are crazy. And probable would have launched a few f-bombs as well.
But that is exactly what I did this morning. I was watching UFC Fight Night 34 from Singapore on the newly launched UFC Fight Pass.
First, let’s talk about the fights. Overall they were pretty good. I was thinking that they would be yawners but every fight was entertaining. The main event which pitted Tarec Saffiedine against Hyun Gyu Lim turned out to be a fantastic fight. Lim showed the heart of a warrior and nearly won the fight in the last seconds.
The UFC Fight Pass experience was solid. The stream quality was excellent and I had no problems. There were some complaints from others posted on social media during the fight but I had no problems. So, kudos to the UFC for a successful launch of their digital network.
I have been playing around with UFC Fight Pass for the last few days to see if it is really worth the $10 per month price tag. Having a huge library of old fights at your fingertips is pretty awesome. I watched some old Cain Velasquez and Frank Mir fights. I would like to see some more original programming, though.
Since there will only be about ten live fights streaming on UFC Fight Pass this year there has to be something else to justify the monthly fee. More original programming will fix that.
Overall, I think UFC Fight Pass is worth the money. It’s still early and I am confident that Dana White and company will continue to make it better as time goes on.