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NeuLion to support UFC in 4K live streaming first

Mixed martial arts promotion the Ultimate Fighting Championship will link up with internet video technology provider NeuLion to stream live coverage of this weekend’s UFC 200 event in 4K ultra-high definition.

Supporters with a 2015 or 2016 model Sony HDR Ultra HD television in the US or Canada can download the official UFC application from Google Play to access the service.

UFC 200 will be the 74th UFC event to be delivered by NeuLion in the UFC.TV app, but the first to be streamed in 4K. Production will be supported by US satellite service provider DirecTV.

DirecTV customers who subscribe to the Ultimate or Premiere packages can access coverage through its 4K channel that launched in April.

The pay-per-view event will cost $64.96 (€58.70) to stream in 4K, a $5 increase on the HD broadcast and $15 more than standard definition.

UFC 200 will take place tomorrow (Saturday) at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada in the US.

Jon Jones had been due to fight Daniel Cormier for the light heavyweight title, but he was withdrawn from the event earlier this week due to a potential anti-doping policy violation relating to an out-of-competition sample collection on June 16. Jones has apologised but denies knowingly taking any illegal substance.

Other fights on the main card include a heavyweight bout between Brock Lesnar and Mark Hunt as well as a women’s bantamweight match between champion Miesha Tate and Amanda Nunes.