New York – Feb. 3 — When UFC® 143: Diaz vs. Condit, kicks off on Feb 4, 2012, it will become the first ever Pay-Per-View (PPV) presentation in 3D in UFC history. It is also the first ever 3D PPV from distributor iN DEMAND*. The event airs live on Pay-Per-View from the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas on Saturday, Feb. 4 at 10 p.m. ET. In the night’s main event, the fiery and unpredictable Nick Diaz battles knockout artist Carlos Condit for the interim UFC welterweight title. Plus, heavyweights Roy “Big Country” Nelson and Fabricio Werdum collide, while welterweight bad boy Josh Koscheck meets powerhouse wrestler Mike Pierce. The event will, as always, be offered in both SD and HD, as well as En Espanol. Replays of the main event will be on PPV as well as Video On Demand (VOD) immediately after the fight and will be available throughout the month.**
“I know the fans love 3D, so I’m happy to give them this championship fight live and in 3D on cable systems across the country,” UFC President Dana White said. “I cannot wait for this fight between Diaz and Condit to determine the interim UFC welterweight champion!”
Also, earlier that night, fight distributor iN DEMAND and select cable systems will offer UFC fans everywhere another treat. For the first time ever they can see one or two of the evening’s first preliminary fights streamed LIVE on cable sites from 7-8 p.m. ET. Anyone can access these for FREE, simply by going to http://indemand.com/events/ufc/, as well as on select cable system sites.*** Fight rundowns will be announced during the live feed.
Additional fights scheduled for the PPV event include a pivotal featherweight bout pitting Erik “New Breed” Koch vs. Dustin “The Diamond” Poirier. A three-hour countdown show begins at 7 p.m. ET, which contains the weigh-in and behind-the-scenes features.****
Both the PPV presentation and the online bouts are distributed by iN DEMAND. For more information or current UFC fight news, visit UFC.com. To see the 3D version, viewers need a 3D TV with compatible 3D glasses and an HD set-top box connected according to their system’s specs.
Cable customers can find ordering information at http://indemand.com/events/ufc/.
SRP pricing is as follows: SD-$44.99, HD-$54.99, 3D-$64.99.
*3D not available in all areas.
** VOD replays available in all formats and En Espanol. PPV available in SD and HD only.
***Availability of online content varies by system.
**** Countdown is in SD and HD. The countdown on the 3D channel will air in HD.