With the advent of VR, any and everything is being placed in virtual reality, from porn to now fighting a UFC champ from the comfort of your home.
Gear VR headsets have teamed up with the UFC to create a live mixed martial arts experience.
The service is a part of Samsung Gear’s new VR Live Pass series which includes live events from the X Games and concerts from Live Nation.
“We’ve always felt that the potential of combining UFC events with virtual reality would give our fans the ultimate enhanced experience,” said UFC chief operating officer Lawrence Epstein in a statement released by Samsung.
The very first event you can witness first hand will be the upcoming fight between UFC featherweights José Aldo and Max Holloway.
The bout takes place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on June 3rd, and marks the first time a UFC fight has been live-streamed in VR.
You can even get a preview through the Samsung VR app which offers a sparring session in the octagon with none other than Max Holloway himself.
The champion striker and jiu jitsu expert is quite the opponent, and it should be a harrowing virtual experience.
June 3 is the day to check out the fight in Brazil; you won’t need a plane ticket for this one.
Loaded staff writer Danielle De La Bastide has lived all over the planet and written for BuzzFeed, Thought Catalog as well as print publications throughout the Caribbean.