MMA fans tuned into a virtual reality fight Friday night at Sanford Pentagon


Before the event, Sanford Sports vice President of Operations, Jesse Smith emailed a statement. 

 “This is a Sanford Pentagon first, as well as being a first for the UFC and Meta. “But we’re thrilled to be involved in such a ground-breaking event and excited to see where the technology goes.”

Smith also noted that the Pentagon holds about 3,200 fans for MMA events. And the venue has a long-standing relationship with MMA which dates back to the first sanctioned show in South Dakota’s history.

The streaming service was catering to contact sports. And all 16 fights were successfully streamed live on FIGHT PASS.

Fans had a 180-degree panoramic view of the fight. And were able to connect in real-time to other like-minded fans in Meta Horizon World’s immersive environment.