What if the world’s best boxer and MMA fighter had a boxing match live-to-stream?
That’s what happened when a new technology was invented to allow for live broadcasts of UFC heavyweight champion Conor McGregor vs. Dennis Siver in the UFC Fight Night event, the promotion announced on Monday.
This technology will allow MMA fighters to compete on a live-video platform and fans to watch their favorite fighters face off in front of the world on the same day.
It’s been a long time coming, but the UFC and ESPN are proud to announce the UFC’s first live UFC Fight Club event will take place live at UFC Fight Pass on Aug. 31 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nev., according to UFC CEO Lorenzo Fertitta.
The live event will be hosted by UFC head honcho Dana White, who will also make the announcement on social media, according to the promotion.
In addition, the UFC is partnering with ESPN to create a video stream of the event and will offer fans the opportunity to follow the fight live.
The UFC Fight Clubs will take the stage on Aug-31 at MGM Grand, with UFC lightweight champion Conor “Rockhold” McGregor vs., Dennis Sivers taking on former UFC lightweight champ Anthony Pettis.
McGregor, who defeated Pettis in the main event of UFC Fight Camp in May, is on a five-fight winning streak.
Siver (12-1) is undefeated in his last eight professional fights.
He has won eight of those fights, and his two victories over McGregor came in April and May.
Sivers also won the title from Pettis, who is currently No. 2 in the light-heavyweight division.
McGregor will face Siver at the Oct. 2 event, and UFC Fight Season 8 will be televised on ESPN.