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Samsung Bringing Live UFC and X Games to Gear VR

Watch featherweight fighters José Aldo and Max Holloway throw down on June 3rd.

Samsung is giving us another reason to slap on a Gear VR headset next month with the introduction of VR Live Pass.

Available through the Samsung VR app in early June, VR Live Pass will let you watch live entertainment events and performances from the likes of UFC, X Games and Live Nation.

VR Live Pass will be available free of charge, with the first live streamed event taking place on June 3rd with a bout between UFC featherweight champion José Aldo and interim UFC featherweight champion Max Holloway. The 360° live stream will also give you access to additional VR content, including pre-event and post-event show highlights with the fighters.

Other live events on the Gear VR platform we can expect in the coming months include the X Games Minneapolis July 13-16. You’ll be able to watch the world’s best BMX riders and skaters, including Jimmy Wilkins, Chad Kerley and Jagger Eaton compete for the top spot.

In partnership with Live Nation, Samsung is also bringing a live music concert during the month of August, where we can expect to get some of the best seats in the house for a yet to be announced artist.

In addition to the VR Live Pass update, Samsung announced an expanded global presence to 45 countries, enabling more consumers around the world to enjoy the Gear VR platform, and now live streamed VR events.

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Jonathan Nafarrete

Jonathan Nafarrete is the co-founder and editor-in-chief of VRScout.

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