With the new Xbox Dashboard update came several new apps and content options. STACK got a special preview of the UFC app, which allows gamers to stream Pay-Per-View fights directly from their console.
We used the app to watch UFC 140, and the stream was absolutely perfect—it looked exactly like HD on TV. Plus, a ton of video content was available on the app’s dashboard: episodes of UFC Countdown; footage of the pre-fight weigh-ins and press conferences; and a way to make picks on the fights and share them with your friends.
UFC on Xbox will be live for all gamers on Dec. 20. Until then, here’s a recap of UFC 140.
Tito Ortiz vs. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira
Winner: Nogueira, TKO (first)
Ortiz stepping into the Octagon was noteworthy in and of itself. He is getting closer to the 15th anniversary of his first fight in the UFC (a new record), and he didn’t look that sharp on Saturday night against Little Nog. He wasn’t able to overcome Little Nog’s flurry of strikes, which eventually did him in.
This was the first card that featured bouts involving both Nogueira twins, and although Big Nog’s future is uncertain while he rehabs from his injury, Little Nog clearly has more UFC bouts on the horizon. As for Ortiz, as he said during his post-fight interview, he’s got one more fight on his contract. We’re sure he’d love to have his 15th anniversary bout this May.
Frank Mir vs. Antonio Rodrigo “Minotauro” Nogueira
Winner: Mir, submission (first)
Mir became the first man ever to submit Big Nog, even if he didn’t technically cause the Brazilian legend to quit. Mir clamped on a kimura after rolling with Nogueira and reversing position several times. Nog refused to tap, and Mir applied more pressure until he snapped Nog’s arm. A vicious finish, for sure—but one marked by expert jiu-jitsu on Mir’s part against one of the most dominant fighters of his era. This was a rematch of their UFC 98 bout, another victory by Mir. Though Nogueira claimed to be sick at the time of their earlier fight, Mir’s second dominant win means he’s silenced all doubters and may be on his way to contending for the UFC heavyweight title.
Lyoto Machida vs. Jon “Bones” Jones
Winner: Jones, TKO (first)
Jones is the latest light heavyweight division phenom, and he lived up to his advance billing with a second round KO of Lyoto Machida. With one of the most impressive submissions since…well, since Mir broke Big Nog’s arm, Jones managed to put Machida to sleep while the two were standing on their feet. Once Machida slumped to the canvas, “Bones” earned a victory that will keep him at the top of the “pound-for-pound” MMA rankings.