On Tuesday morning, the UFC unveiled their new APEX venue, built following the end of their famous Ultimate Fighter facility in Las Vegas.
The 130,000 square foot facility, 50,000 of which is production space, opens on June 18th with the season premiere of Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series on ESPN+.
“UFC APEX is going to be a massive game changer for combat sports and for UFC,” said UFC President Dana White in a press release. “This facility gives us the flexibility to try new things and push the envelope on producing and distributing combat sports all over the world. We are limited only by my imagination. When you think of where we started and where we are now, it’s pretty incredible, but we haven’t even scratched the surface of how big this will become.”
The space which can be used for MMA, Boxing, Kickboxing, E-Sports, rehearsal space for visiting Las Vegas acts, and more, it also can act as a broadcast control center beginning in 2020, featuring an IP-based control room that allows the UFC to produce live events remotely from anywhere in the world with 4K resolution for broadcast.
“With UFC APEX, we’re future-proofing the way we produce and distribute our content,” said Craig Borsari, UFC Executive Vice President of Production. “The combination of the state-of-the-art technology, with this enormous highly configurable arena space, gives us the opportunity to host other live events beyond combat sports. UFC APEX allows us to branch out into creating other forms of in-demand sports and entertainment content and distribute them anywhere in the world.”